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President Obama Lays Wreath On Tomb Of The Unknowns On Memorial Day- DC
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A Coin on a National Tombstone Means Something.

If you come across a tombstone of a soldier with a coin on it, it means someone stopped by to pay their respect.

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Unlucky Places in Quincy

Walking under a ladder or seeing a black cat crossing the street on Friday the 13th might bring you bad luck. Whatever you may believe, the unluckiest day of the year is here.  However, have you thought about the unluckiest places to be in Quincy?

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Sean Gallup, Getty Images

Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, Pumpkin Patches and Halloween Fun in the Quincy / Hannibal Area

Here it is! Your annual list of Halloween sites, attractions, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, haunted houses, and other spooky Halloween events. Did we miss anything? Let us know in the comments and we'll get it added!

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Newcomb Hotel Fire
Deron Johnson

Today is the Anniversary of The Newcomb Hotel Fire

At 8:45 p.m. the 911 dispatcher received a call of smoke and flames coming from the old abandoned Newcomb Hotel.

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Col. Tibbetts, Getty Images

WWII Ended Thanks to Quincy Native Paul Tibbets

This historic anniversary happened on Sunday which explains why there was little or no mention of it. It was August 6, 1945 and the United States was involved with World War Two on two fronts, in Europe and also in the South Pacific.  Supplies were waning with fighting going on in two different parts of the world at the same time. So the decision was made by then President Harry Truman to utilize an atomic bomb for the first time ever.

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Winking Market Just Might be the Last of the Little Guys

In a world of shopping malls, mega markets, Walmarts and large grocery outlets, there sits in Quincy one of the last remaining small family-owned grocery stores in Winking Market at 416 South Fourth Street.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Ever Wonder How the Amtrak Train Turns Around in West Quincy? Here’s Your Answer

Each and every day there are two Amtrak trains that serve the Quincy area with trips to and from Chicago. The Illinois Zephyr leaves Quincy at 6:12 mornings and returns each night at 10:23. The Carl Sandburg departs Quincy each night at 5:30 and arrives in Chicago at 9:58. That train then returns the next morning at 7:35 from Chicago and arrives in Quincy at 12:03 p.m. With both train routes ending in West Quincy, I always wondered how the train actually turns around in West Quincy to prepare for the trip back to Chicago.

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Scott Gries,Getty Images

Who Would You Like To See Perform in Concert in Quincy?

What Quincy needs is a really good "big" name concert. I have heard that comment from people for years. The last "big" name concert I can remember was Bret Michaels when he came to Quincy a few years ago. I have wondered why we don't have one "big" concert a year in Quincy.

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Martin Forstenzer/Getty Images

I Sure Miss Woolworth’s in Quincy

 

Yesterday marked the anniversary of the final Woolworth store to close in the United States. It happened on July 17, 1997.

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Joe Readle, Getty Images

How Many Current or Past Local TV Weathermen Can You Remember?

I was having a conversation over the past weekend pertaining to local TV weathermen/women. We were talking about people who have worked doing the weather at WGEM and KHQA over the years when the mention of the "weatherbird" came up.

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