Historical Society saves county founder's mansion
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Historical Society saves county founder's mansion

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.

1919 Mississippi bridge fire disrupted vital travel route
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1919 Mississippi bridge fire disrupted vital travel route

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.

Letter campaign rescued Civil War prisoner
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Letter campaign rescued Civil War prisoner

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.