City's radio broadcasts transformed communication
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City's radio broadcasts transformed communication

The evolution of the broadcast medium known now as radio took a giant stride in 1895 when Italian inventor Guglielmo Marconi devised a way to send Morse-coded telegraph messages over long distances without using wires.

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Thousands turn out to celebrate July 4 in 1863
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Thousands turn out to celebrate July 4 in 1863

The first week of July 1863 was one of the most significant of the Civil War.

John Wood caught California Gold Rush fever
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John Wood caught California Gold Rush fever

In late 1848, Quincy newspapers reported a gold strike in the unorganized territory of California.

Harrison Brewery ended with end of the 19th century
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Harrison Brewery ended with end of the 19th century

Part I of this series dealt with the history of Michael Becker's ownership of the Harrison Brewery at Ninth and Harrison streets and the use of Watson's springs by German families.

Beer garden paved the way for creating South Park
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Beer garden paved the way for creating South Park

The 1866 Quincy City Directory listed eight brewers in the breweries business section. With the addition of the Bluff Brewery, which was overlooked by directory publishers, a total of nine were serving the needs of local consumers.

Western Brewery was a training ground for others
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Western Brewery was a training ground for others

The Western Brewery was started by a Welshman named Richard Francis. It is not known exactly when he founded the brewery, but it was likely sometime in the 1840s.

Quincy Catholics and Protestants clashed in 19th century
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Quincy Catholics and Protestants clashed in 19th century

Conflict between Roman Catholics and Protestants in the United States, which began in the American colonies, peaked when masses of European immigrants arrived in the 19th century.

Memorial tablets honoring pioneers outgrew room
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Memorial tablets honoring pioneers outgrew room

In January 1908 an idea was presented to the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County to have a "roll of honor" recognizing pioneer families of the area.

Sister Mary served health advice from her kitchen column
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Sister Mary served health advice from her kitchen column

One hundred years ago, The Quincy Daily Herald printed a regular column of household tips and advice called "Sister Mary's Kitchen."

Another outburst of cholera terrorizes Quincy in 1849
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Another outburst of cholera terrorizes Quincy in 1849

Peter and Gertrude Gost arrived in Quincy in 1838, and in 1849 lived in Deutschen Stadt, or Germantown. It was one of the city's poorest neighborhoods, between Fifth and Sixth and York and State streets.