Statue brought honor to 'unnoticed' military leader
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Statue brought honor to 'unnoticed' military leader

George Rogers Clark was an important military leader in the Revolutionary War and is commemorated with an impressive statue in Quincy's Riverview Park.

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Cures for drunkenness flourished in late 19th century
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Cures for drunkenness flourished in late 19th century

President George Washington, a whiskey distiller himself, thought that distilled spirits were "the ruin of half the workmen in this Country."

Educator fought for Quincy teachers' living wage
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Educator fought for Quincy teachers' living wage

As Edna Heidbreder took the podium June 6, 1919, she surprised members of the Quincy Board of Education with an itemized statement detailing the bare minimum living expenses for area teachers.

Christmas 1917 centered on soldiers instead of shopping
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Christmas 1917 centered on soldiers instead of shopping

One hundred years ago the world was at war, and the citizens of Quincy were making adjustments to their holiday plans. The young men were in hastily constructed Army training camps preparing to be sent overseas to join the war effort.

Spinster's beloved pianoforte still enchants in mansion's parlor
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Spinster's beloved pianoforte still enchants in mansion's parlor

Her own small fingers fit perfectly the smaller keys of the pianoforte Anne J. Rowland loved so well. The possession of it was not a proxy for unrequited love, although Rowland died a spinster.

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.

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.