Archive for the 'History' Category

King of the Castle Part 2: Getting to know George

By Travis on June 24, 2009

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Utilizing historical newspaper archives, a profile starts to develop about this eccentric Quincian who called the Villa Kathrine Home

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All Access to Local History

By Travis on May 7, 2009

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18 museums and properties in Quincy and Adams County open up for historical tours

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Get to know Abe Better

By Travis on April 22, 2009

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Learn about new research on the life of Abraham Lincoln

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Mountain Lions in Frontier Adams County

By Travis on April 18, 2009

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Mountain Lions had a history here in Frontier Adams County, and perhaps a future.

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King Of The Castle; The Mystery behind one Man’s Dream Part I

By Travis on April 7, 2009

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While The Villa Kathrine is one of Quincy’s Gems, the man behind the structure lead a life on intrigue. A life that is too often overshadowed from the home he left behind.

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Intro to Quincy’s AntiSlavery Crusade

By Travis on March 21, 2009

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The earliest citizens of Quincy helped carve out the expanding nation at a controversial frontier location. With the slave state of Missouri just across the Mississippi River, this strand of the waterway attracted outspoken Americans committed to fighting human bondage.

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Lives Cut Short; The Tragedy of 1899

By Travis on December 28, 2008

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Christmas should be a time of happiness. Christmas should be a time for families to gather around the tree and open presents in their pajamas. For many families in Quincy Christmas of 1899 would sadly be much different.

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