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Quincy

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QUINCY, Ill., city, capital of Adams County, on the east bank of the Mississippi River, 263 miles south of Chicago and 142 miles north of Saint Louis. It is built on an elevated plateau 160 feet above the high-water mark of the river. The trade of the city is extensive and is distributed on seven lines of railroad and the Mississippi River. The commercial in terests of Quincy are represented by 1,500 firms with a capitalization of over $15,000,000, embracing almost every kind of industry. Quincy is known particularly as a manufac turing city, there being eight foundries with a capitalization of $2,000,000; seven machine shops with a capitalization of over $1,000,000; five carriage manufactories with a capitaliza tion of $1,000,000; five flour-mills with a capi talization of $500,000; also the largest steam governor plant in the world, with a capitaliza tion of $1,000,000; two breweries with a capi talization of $1,000,000 and four incubator fac tories with a capitalization of $1,000,000. There are also manufactories of furniture, plows, to bacco, organs, soap, files and matches. Many of the streets are traversed by electric rail ways, the total extent of which is 27 miles, giving access to all the principal business points and parks. The city is divided into seven wards. Of public and charitable buildings, the city contains two hospitals, with a combined ca pacity of about 300 beds; a free public library and reading room, with 40,000 volumes; 10 asylums and homes and 33 churches, represent ing about all the denominations found in a community of the size of Quincy. Of public schoolhouses there are 15, having been built at an aggregate cost of $750,000, with a corps of 163 teachers. The attendance of the public schools number 5,400 children. Besides these there are 12 parochial schools that have an at tendance of 2,400 children with an attendance among the three colleges located here that have an attendance estimated at about 1,500. Quincy's Federal building and courthouse are buil&ngs worthy of any city, so is the city hall, Y. M. C A. building, Masonic Temple, Cham

ber of Commerce building, State armory, Knights of Columbus building, Labor Temple. was settled and laid out by John Wood in the year 1821 and to his memory there has been erected a statue in Washington Park. Quincy has a series of 16 nicely located parka situated in different parts of the city connected by a boulevard surrounding the city and in all aggregating 300 acres. This in connection with the Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, which contains 225 acres, makes ample room for out-door recreation. The Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, situated upon these beauti ful grounds, is complete in every detail and has a capacity for 2,000 veterans and the aver age attendance is about 1,700. The water sup ply of Quincy is given from a reservoir with a capacity of 20,000,000 gallons at an elevation of 229 feet above the city, giving an average pressure of 40 pounds, the water before enter ing the reservoir being thoroughly filtered, mak ing it absolutely pure. The pumping capacity is supplied by a triple expansion engine of 8,000,000 gallons daily and one compound en gine of 4,000,000 gallons capacity daily, the water being filtered by 14 jewel gravity me chanical filters, therefore, insuring the city over its distributing system of 45 miles of water mains, an inexhaustible supply of water as the water is derived from an intake pipe from the channel of the Mississippi River. The city owns the waterworks. The 40 counties within a radius of 75 miles of Quincy, comprise 21,337 square miles; a population of 861,000; 93,600 farms, worth $1092,162,000, with annual prod ucts worth $131,700,000. The urban population in these 40 counties is 210,000. The principal agricultural products are wheat, oats, corn, live stock, fruit. The immediate retail trade terri tory, 13 counties, comprises a population of 300,000. The immediate jobbing territory, Illi nois, Iowa and Missouri, comprises a popula tion of 11,000,000. Pop. of Quincy, 36,600.