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Name:  Carl Landrum  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction


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Illinois Connection

He lives in Quincy, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carl Landrum is from Quincy, Illinois and writes about its history.

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Quincy (Images of America: Illinois)
ISBN: 0738501271

Arcadia Publishing. 1999

Quincy, Illinois, is located on the Mississippi River about
20 miles north of Hannibal, Missouri, and 100 miles
west of Springfield, the state capital. Both Quincy and the
county in which it lies, Adams, were named for President
John Quincy Adams.
In 1822, a man named John Wood built a cabin at the
foot of what would later become Delaware Street, near the
Mississippi River. As more people came, the village grew
eastward from that spot. Many German and Irish immigrants
came to Quincy, along with pioneers moving from Kentucky
and Virginia. These settlers were lured to the area by reports
of the lush land called the “Jewel of the West,” which
was later called “The Gem City.” Industrialists came from
New York and other Eastern states and built many of the
stately homes on Maine Street and the adjacent streets.
Early industry in Quincy included pork packing, tobacco
processing, paper making, stove making, carriage making,
the ice industry, and lumberyards.

Quincy, Illinois (Then and Now)
ISBN: 0738507830

Arcadia Publishing. 2000

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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