Quincy, Illinois: Then and Now (Images of America Series)


When John Wood built his first log cabin in 1822

at what is now Front and Delaware Streets,

he began a settlement that would become ...

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When John Wood built his first log cabin in 1822

at what is now Front and Delaware Streets,

he began a settlement that would become Quincy,

Illinois. To the east was a high bluff, and to the west,

the Mississippi River. As the town grew, it moved

eastward onto the bluff.

In Qunicy's early days, the settlers depended on

the Mississippi River for their livelihood. Today's

residents still depend upon the Mississippi, but now

more for transportation and for pleasure. It is difficult

today to imagine what the area looked like in those

early years. As with many American towns, Quincy has

experienced change through the years, dramatic and

subtle, both captured here in the unforgettable images

of Then & Now: Quincy, Illinois.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738507835
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 11/9/2000
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 1,354,274
  • Product dimensions: 6.88 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 0.39 (d)

Meet the Author

Quincy historian Carl Landrum has for many years recorded Quincy's historical events, and has written a weekly historical column for the Quincy Herald- Whig newspaper. His earlier works include Quincy in the Civil War, Historical Sketches of Quincy, Quincy:

A Pictorial History, and Gem City Scrapbook. His wife, Shirley, joined him as co-author for his later books, Landrum's Quincy series, as well as Images of America: Quincy, Illinois published in 1999 by Arcadia. Then & Now: Quincy, Illinois is a fascinating nostalgic trip into the past, illustrating how life in Quincy used to be, and how it is now.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6
Introduction 7
1. Riverfront and Transportation 9
2. Churches, Schools, Hospitals 21
3. Government 35
4. Business 47
5. Homes and Street Scenes 59
6. Entertainment and Music 71
7. Miscellaneous 85
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