Washington Brewery started as a secondary business
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Washington Brewery started as a secondary business

Casper Ruff built a brewery across the street from his blacksmith shop at Sixth and State in 1840. He named it the Washington Brewery after the first U.S. president.

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Physician settled in Quincy after World War I service
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Physician settled in Quincy after World War I service

In 1914, Dr. Ralph McReynolds joined the Red Cross. He was finishing a residency at St. Louis City Hospital. He was born in 1884, the son of Dr. Robert McReynolds of Knox City, Mo.

In a time before vaccinations, mad stones treated rabies
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In a time before vaccinations, mad stones treated rabies

On one day in August 1888, The Quincy Daily Whig reported a number of happenings in the city column. Some were mundane; others were rather terrifying.

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The Eccentricities of John Livingston Moore III

John Livingston Moore III of Quincy was a man of eccentricities, not only in the way he lived his life, but in the way he planned his death. In his will, Moore decreed that he should be cremated -- and that his pug dog be cremated with him.

Clayton native honored for his role in Civil War skirmish
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Clayton native honored for his role in Civil War skirmish

North of Timewell in Brown County, and out on what was once a vast prairie, is the Mounds Cemetery. Here with family and neighbors is the final resting place of George Washington Lucas.

Card playing proved contentious in early 20th century
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Card playing proved contentious in early 20th century

Ever since their introduction by Spanish explorers in the late 15th century, American card games have been a popular pastime offering challenging and creative play.

A great black educator visits Quincy
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A great black educator visits Quincy

On a Saturday evening in late January 1895, Booker Taliaferro Washington arrived in Quincy. Born a slave in Virginia in 1856, he was then one of the nation's most prominent black leaders three decades after the Civil War.

3 members of nursing Class of 1916 also served abroad
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3 members of nursing Class of 1916 also served abroad

There were eight graduates in the Blessing Hospital Training School for Nurses Class of 1916. Three of them served with the American Red Cross Nursing Service in World War I. The Rev. F.J. Brown of the Payson Congregational Church gave the graduation addr

Unitarian minister's diary tells of life in 1840s
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Unitarian minister's diary tells of life in 1840s

Thankfully, George Moore kept a diary in which he recorded many interesting, if often incomplete descriptions of life in early Quincy and its inhabitants.

'Mass for Shut-Ins' a Sunday morning staple for 55 years
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'Mass for Shut-Ins' a Sunday morning staple for 55 years

Every Sunday morning for 55 years, thousands of viewers -- Catholics and non-Catholics alike -- in Illinois, Iowa and Missouri have watched the broadcast of "Mass for Shut-Ins" on Quincy television stations. Sponsored by the Quincy chapter of the Knights of