Early settlers of Illinois from the east and south often followed and settled along waterways. Many settlers in Adams County had come down the Ohio River, then up the Mississippi to Quincy. Others came overland. But before the Ohio River was controlled by
Martha Dean Fitzgerald was born in Burlington, Iowa, on March 7, 1873. After high school graduation, she moved to Adams County to live with her grandmother. Other than a brief stay in Mattoon, she lived in Quincy for most of her life.
By JOSEPH NEWKIRK After 1785 when Dr. Benjamin Rush, the United States' leading physician at the time, published "An Inquiry into the Effects of Ardent Spirits upon the Human Body and Mind," the temperance movement became a mainstay of American life. It
The deconsecration of Temple B'nai Sholom (Children of Peace) closes the 181-year history since the first Jew, Abraham Jonas, settled in Quincy. The synagogue's roots can be found in the few Jewish pioneers who began to worship together in 1848.
Camp Point merchant William Hanna answered Lincoln's call for more men to suppress the rebellion of Southern states in August 1861.
There's a quiet parking lot on North 12th Street beside the alley on the west side of the street between Broadway and Vermont. In 1883 it was the site of a brick house that became notorious for being haunted.
Illinois' second constitution, expected to remedy the ills of the first, had its own problems. So, when Illinoisans approved another convention to replace the constitution of 1848, James W. Singleton of Quincy would give it his second try.