Burton Cave, once picnic spot, now a protected bat site
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Burton Cave, once picnic spot, now a protected bat site

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.

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Baldwin school's namesake was areonautics pioneer
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Baldwin school's namesake was areonautics pioneer

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.

Lieutenant lost his life as World War I ended
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Lieutenant lost his life as World War I ended

A week to the day after the armistice ending the World War I took effect; the Arends family received a telegram from the war department stating that their son, 1st Lt. Henry G. Arends, had died Oct. 25, 1918.

Early feminist Sarah Atwater Denman left enduring legacy
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Early feminist Sarah Atwater Denman left enduring legacy

Sarah Atwater Denman left an indelible social, educational and financial legacy to the Quincy community.

Children treated for polio in same institution as F.D.R.
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Children treated for polio in same institution as F.D.R.

The first recorded polio epidemic in Illinois occurred in 1916. By 1917, Quincy newspapers were writing about the "war" on polio and the "plague" of polio.

Quincy High School Band at 100: Rich legacy continues
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Quincy High School Band at 100: Rich legacy continues

In 1930, the Quincy High School Band attended the National High School Band contest, where 870 bands participated. New uniforms were again purchased, which were still being worn in 1940.

World War I changed how Quincy residents ate
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World War I changed how Quincy residents ate

Wars profoundly change a nation's relationships with other governments and often its own domestic way of life. Far from the battlefields, the First World War incidentally affected what Americans ate and how they thought about food.

Early school music supervisors came and went
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Early school music supervisors came and went

Elizabeth Beckwith, born May 19, 1868, was Quincy Public Schools music supervisor for a short time, but she remained in the Quincy schools throughout her career. Beckwith graduated from Quincy Senior High in 1888.

Ex-Marine's latest challenge to conquer is bike race
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Ex-Marine's latest challenge to conquer is bike race

Quincy resident Steve McQueen would have once been described as one tough hombre. He's still tough, but he's also more appreciative than at anytime in his life. Steve is a cancer survivor who's in remission after confronting Hodgkin's lymphoma.

Quincy High School Concert Band Turns 100
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Quincy High School Concert Band Turns 100

In March 1920, Paul Morrison, a Quincy Senior High School teacher, created the first Quincy Senior High Band with more than 30 students participating. Morrison posted a notice on March 1, 1920, asking for interested students to join.