After war was declared in April 1917, 14 Adams County physicians volunteered for the reserve medical corps. Dr. Thomas Blackburn Knox was the first to receive a commission as a lieutenant and left for Fort Riley in Junction City, Kan., in July 1917.
George Rogers Clark was an important military leader in the Revolutionary War and is commemorated with an impressive statue in Quincy's Riverview Park.
President George Washington, a whiskey distiller himself, thought that distilled spirits were "the ruin of half the workmen in this Country."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.