Man hanged in 1865 for bushwhacking, various other crimes
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Man hanged in 1865 for bushwhacking, various other crimes

In 1865 citizens of Quincy took justice into their own hands and hanged Thomas Rose from the Hanging Tree on 16th Street between Vine and Prairie for bushwhacking and various other crimes.

Mid-1800s was time of bushwhackers, copperheads
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Mid-1800s was time of bushwhackers, copperheads

In the mid-1800s, Quincy sat on a boundary line between a slave state and a free state. This dividing line was the Mississippi River, and like most boundaries, it was porous.

Family's affection tested by scandal that rocked the state
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Family's affection tested by scandal that rocked the state

In the Illinois Governor's Mansion in Springfield on the morning of Nov. 27, 1856, Lydia Olivia Matteson sat stiffly on a horsehair-covered English Regency sofa.

Quincy playwright's fame burned brightly, then faded
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Quincy playwright's fame burned brightly, then faded

One now-forgotten Illinois playwright who had a remarkable achievement is Charles T. Dazey of Quincy, who wrote the widely performed play "In Old Kentucky," as well as many others.