Early family ties crossed Adams, Hancock county lines
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Early family ties crossed Adams, Hancock county lines

In the earliest days of settlement in Adams County and Hancock County, connections can be found leading to interesting discoveries regarding family ties, lawyers and Abraham Lincoln. An example is the John Williams family.

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World War I unit became known as 'the Fighting Black Devils'
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World War I unit became known as 'the Fighting Black Devils'

When the early Chicago train pulled into Quincy's Burlington depot on Feb. 25, 1919, it was met by both a band and a cheering crowd.

When Quincyans attempted to be peacemakers
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When Quincyans attempted to be peacemakers

Summary of Part 1 published in June: After Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, declared that Missouri was the location of the Garden of Eden and the stones Adam used for worship were still there, thousands of Mormons poured into the state with beliefs tha

Famous Browning firearms got their start in Quincy
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Famous Browning firearms got their start in Quincy

The Browning Arms Co. is a world-renowned firearm and outdoor company. Along with Winchester firearms, it is a division of the Belgian conglomerate FN Herstal. The place of origin of the Browning firm is Quincy.

Nature more important than slavery issue for early settler
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Nature more important than slavery issue for early settler

The greatness of the Mississippi River impressed Asa Tyrer as he made his way along its western shore in 1818.

Fire ended long history of Washington Brewery
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Fire ended long history of Washington Brewery

\Washington Brewery was the second in Quincy; it was started by Casper Ruff in 1840. Ruff and his partner, Theodor Brinckwirth, sold the brewery to Valentine Blank and Gustav Thies in 1852.

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.

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.