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Quincy in Adams County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Latter-Day Saints in Quincy

 
 
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By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
1. The Latter-Day Saints in Quincy Marker
Front side
Inscription.  
In 1839, the Latter-Day Saints crossed the Mississippi River at this approximate site and were befriended by the citizens of Quincy.

(Reverse:)
"The citizens of Quincy (will) be held in everlasting remembrance for their unparalleled liberality and marked kindness to our people. When in their greatest state of suffering, and want"
Quote of the prophet Joseph Smith

"Eternal will be your gratitude for the people of Quincy who provided shelter to the homeless."
Quote of Gordon B. Hinckley, President and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
 
Location. 39° 56.083′ N, 91° 24.945′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Illinois, in Adams County. Marker is on All American Park north of Hampshire Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located at Clat Adams Bicentennial Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 501 All American Park, Quincy IL 62301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
The Latter-Day Saints in Quincy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
2. The Latter-Day Saints in Quincy Marker
Reverse side
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this marker. Ulysses S. Grant (within shouting distance of this marker); Steamboats and Railroads (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tri-State Business Center (about 300 feet away); Navy Reserve (about 400 feet away); Niemann Building (approx. ¼ mile away); Limestone Capitals (approx. 0.3 miles away); Crockets from Portico (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ruff Brewing Company (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
The Latter-Day Saints in Quincy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
3. The Latter-Day Saints in Quincy Marker
Bayview Bridge (carrying westbound U.S. 24) is in the background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 49 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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