You might say city once lived high on the hog
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You might say city once lived high on the hog

Many barrels of pork packed in Quincy traveled down the Mississippi River by steamboat to St. Louis and New Orleans in the 1800s.

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St. Jakobi church changed its German name before World War I
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St. Jakobi church changed its German name before World War I

On Sunday, June 28, 1914, a Bosnian Serb, Gavrillo Princip, stood on a street in Sarajevo, waiting for the motorcade carrying the heir of the Austria-Hungary Empire, Archduke Franz Ferdinand, to go by.

Wood lent governor's office in Capitol to Lincoln
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Wood lent governor's office in Capitol to Lincoln

John Wood's friend Abraham Lincoln had nominated him for lieutenant governor. Four years later, Wood repaid the favor.

Ellington Township soldier honored for Civil War battle bravery
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Ellington Township soldier honored for Civil War battle bravery

Having "rushed into the open field and by his shouts and cheers," John Henry Cook's act of valor helped bring victory from what seemed inevitable defeat in a Civil War battle.

Lima nurse treated wounded in Russia in World War I
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Lima nurse treated wounded in Russia in World War I

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.

Hearses provided final exit for busy buggy firm
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Hearses provided final exit for busy buggy firm

E.M. Miller Co. was a major Quincy industrial firm, operating 74 years and employing 300 men at its peak.

Accomplished Quincy man was unlucky in love
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Accomplished Quincy man was unlucky in love

For 46 years, Quincy was home to Addison Langdon, a man of many accomplishments, and by his own account, who had terrible luck with women.

Antebellum dining in Quincy could be exotic experience
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Antebellum dining in Quincy could be exotic experience

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.

Livestock was lucrative business in late 19th century
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Livestock was lucrative business in late 19th century

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.

Bicycle clubs flourished, then faded in Quincy
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Bicycle clubs flourished, then faded in Quincy

In 1817, German Baron Karl von Drais invented a prototype of the modern bicycle called a "velocipede" and nicknamed in English "hobbyhorse."