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.
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.