By Aug. 15, 1862, 10 companies that were to comprise the 84th Illinois Volunteer Infantry were camped at Quincy. When mustered into federal service on Sept. 1, the regiment numbered 987 men.
Edward Gaggs Castle was born in Carlisle, England, in 1814. Carlisle is just 10 miles south of the border of Scotland. He earned his chemist (pharmacy) degree from King's College in 1841.
There was little either man could say that the other could not anticipate. Stephen A. Douglas and Abraham Lincoln had been debating each other for 24 years -- from the day they met in early 1834 at the Illinois State Capitol in Vandalia.
Within a few years of Quincy's settlement, the riverfront hummed with growth and commercial activity. Water Street, later known as Front Street or the "Levee," harbored a mix of steamboat passengers, tradesmen, speculators and ne'er-do-wells.
In 2019, when information is needed to make a purchase or repair, people turn to the internet. In 1918, Illinois citizens turned to specialized reference books.
2019 is the 100th anniversary of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce. A preliminary meeting was held May 27, 1919, in Peoria, with delegates from 40 other Illinois cities attending.
Along our stretch of the Mississippi River, when the word "cave" is mentioned, most of the population thinks of Mark Twain Cave south of Hannibal, Mo. It is, however, not the only cave in the area.
As students returned to schools new and old throughout the city in August, those who are attending Baldwin Elementary at 30th and Maine are entering historic territory, in a school named for a native Quincyan and aeronautic pioneer, Capt. T.S. Baldwin.