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.

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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.

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.