Mary Hill was a nurse from Lima, Ill., who left Quincy on Sept. 1, 1914, to help the wounded in Russia in World War I.
Turtle and oxtail soup made hearty meals for traditional restaurants like Merchant's Dining Saloon in a basement at 5th and Maine streets, but more exotic culinary experiments were on the menu at several Quincy businesses.
Herds of Texas cattle were driven to New Orleans, California and Missouri -- and occasionally to Quincy before the Civil War. The cattle drives from Texas to Quincy via the northern branch of the Shawnee Trail ended by 1860 when the Civil War began.
It was, as a writer described its appearance before 1850, "a pathless sea of grass ... a few small farms in the edges of the timber ... no improvement visible in any direction."
In the late 19th century and early 20th century, Quincy was a major manufacturing center of many industrial products.