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.

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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.

Mississippi carried deadly epidemic to Quincy in 1833
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Mississippi carried deadly epidemic to Quincy in 1833

When word spread that the steamboat Warrior with Gen. Winfield Scott and his 22 federal and volunteer troops aboard would land at Quincy in early 1833, most of the town's 400 residents waited at river's edge to see them.

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Flaiz brothers prospered in groceries for 55 years

For 55 years the Flaiz Brothers Grocery operated at 11th and Maine in Quincy. The store was founded in 1869 by Fred Flaiz and prospered through the dawn of streetcars and automobiles, the First World War and the growth of Quincy.

Flaiz brothers prospered in groceries for 55 years
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Flaiz brothers prospered in groceries for 55 years

For 55 years the Flaiz Brothers Grocery operated at 11th and Maine in Quincy. The store was founded in 1869 by Fred Flaiz and prospered through the dawn of streetcars and automobiles, the First World War and the growth of Quincy.

Stein family home became gathering place for Quincy Jews
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Stein family home became gathering place for Quincy Jews

When Temple B'nai Sholom was deconsecrated on May 18, 2019, its congregants faced important decisions concerning the disposition of some of their sacred objects and their archives.