A few months before the American Civil War began; J.B. Harris of Quincy offered free seeds and advice to any Adams County resident wanting to grow tobacco. The military had long considered its use essential for fighting men.
According to the American Medical Association, Dr. Edmund Brewer (E.B.) Montgomery was the oldest practicing physician in the country when he died Dec. 8, 1954. His parents, Robert and Elizabeth, were from New Jersey and Ohio but moved west.