Two cemeteries form a shroud at the small Catholic Church in Brush Creek, Mo., in which Augustus John Tolton was baptized in 1854. Today is the 120th anniversary of the death of Tolton, a slave who became America's first African-American priest and who to
A group of glass plate negatives that had been taken by landscape photographer John Sanftleben were given to the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County a few years ago. Among the photos were a few images of Quincy breweries from the 1870's.
Julius F. Crocker was born in Payson in 1854, son of Dr. Henry A. Crocker, a physician who practiced in Hannibal, Mo., and moved to Payson before the Civil War. Julius Crocker also became a physician and lived in Payson and later in Melrose.
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.
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.