The headline in the Oct. 20, 1906, issue of The Quincy Daily Journal read: "To Save the Home of Quincy's Founder." The Historical Society was barely 10 years old when it decided to purchase the homestead of John Wood.
A fire on the Mississippi River bridge at Quincy on March 30, 1919, disrupted area lives. The cause of the blaze was a mystery, but it had begun well before anyone noticed.
Late in the afternoon of the second day of the Battle of Chickamauga in Georgia, William H. Tillson and a fellow soldier went in search of water for their company.