Archive for the 'History' Category

Remembering Forgottonia

By Travis on October 9, 2010

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The small town of Fandon, Illinois just northeast of Quincy played an important role in a farcical state succession movement in the 1970’s.

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Qtown History: 8/13/ 1897

By Travis on August 15, 2010

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The Quincy Morning Whig August 13, 1897 Boy bitten by rattlesnake. Robert Fullman was being treated at Blessing Hospital after being bit by the snake. His hand and arm were badly swolen, but he was expected to recover. The boy was working on the farm picking cucumbers. When he moved a vine he uncovered the […]

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Qtown History: 8/12/1919; Gypsies Begone!

By Travis on August 12, 2010

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“When the party of gypsies rounded up by the police here Monday afternoon were released, they left the city- and they left in a hurry” This story comes from the Quincy Daily Journal, and tells of  a suspicious band of gypsies…a term often referring to those “shady” people who were just passing through town. More […]

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Today in Qtown History: August 7th 1912

By Travis on August 7, 2010

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Today we turn to The Quincy Daily Whig for our retrospective look back in Qtown time. We all have bad days, however a Mr. Philip Lubbring had a particularly bad day as reported in the newspaper today in 1912. Mr. Lubbring who lived at 10th and Lind here in Quincy was a teamster who worked […]

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Father Augustine Tolton

By Travis on March 17, 2010

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Many polarizing figures in history posses a innate ability stare hardships and adversity in the eyes, and then overcome them. Father Augustine Tolton, the first ordained African American priest in the United States lived a lifetime of rising above the adversity in which he came to know all to well. In 1853 Augustine Tolton was […]

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Presentation on Underground railroad and history of Payson

By Travis on February 14, 2010

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The Gardner Museum presents a presentation on the Underground Railroad sitea and History in Payson, IL. The event is free to members. Come learn more about the rich history of the area in the Underground Railroad. Call (217) 224-6873 for more info.

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The Edge of the Tracks

By Travis on November 9, 2009

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The next time you find yourself in Clat Adams park look towards the bay. You will noticed two large stone foundations rising from the water. A small replica of a lighthouse sits on one foundation which is found on the southeast region of Quinssippi island. On the Quincy side you will find the pier restaurant […]

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The Blind Man’s Axe

By Travis on August 30, 2009

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An unsolved Mystery from the area’s past left two people dead and changed the life of one man.

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