The drought of 1934 was just another difficulty to be faced by area residents living through the historic depression of the 1930’s. The stock …

Private automobile ownership exploded in the 1920s. In 1919, there were about 6.5 million passenger cars in America. By 1929 that number had i…

In 1882 an African American blacksmith born into slavery, and prominent Adams County Republican, John Longress, secured a ruling from the Illi…

“Saturday night’s big rain played more havoc in the national graveyard at Woodland Cemetery. The north embankment was again washed into Jeffer…

Quincy has always profited from the Mississippi, but never so directly as around 1900. And it all started with the lowly freshwater mussel or …

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…