The story of Quincy’s contributions to Major League baseball is an impressive one. It involves All-Star games, World Series, League Leader tit…

On May 30, 1886, a large crowd gathered at Woodland Cemetery to honor the Union dead buried there. The traditions associated with honoring fal…

Epidemics have been around for centuries. The earliest known epidemics in America were smallpox and yellow fever in the 18th century, followed…

On October 5, 1913, the Quincy Daily Whig informed readers that “the prominent Chicago lawyer” Clarence Darrow would “address Quincy unionists…

One of Quincy’s most interesting characters was John Heller, who lived from 1844 until 1925. During his lifetime, he experienced poverty and w…