Indian Legend

According to Indian legend “Quincy Flats” was once a lake.  Glacial floods deposited thousands of cubic yards of volcanic soil.  The arid land of this region was used solely for cattle and horse ranges in the late 1800’s by Lord Thomas Blythe, a Scottish nobleman. (click title to read more)

Economic Conditions

As economic conditions stabilized, and hardships lessened, community groups organized to further improve conditions.  Various fraternal and service groups have made many significant contributions to the community over the past 85 years, particularly since the 1950’s.  The Masonic Lodge was chartered in 1907 and is the oldest continuous organization  in Quincy, along with the Order of Eastern Star. (click title to read more)

Population

The population jumped from 804 in 1950, to 1,332 in 1952;  1,561 in 1953; 1,777 in 1954 and 2,710 in 1955. (click title to read more)

Growth In Agriculture

The growth in agricultural activity, had led to a growth in population and a diversification of that population.  Estimates indicated the 1990 population of the Quincy area to be at 6,523. (click title to read more)

Irrigation

Irrigation increased the variety of crops produced by the fertile soils.  Potatoes and beans replaced wheat as staple crops and soon sugar beets became another cash crop.  In 1965, Erroll Brown and Percy Kelly established the first food processing plant in the Valley. (click title to read more)

Community, Credits & Location

The City of Quincy derived from its history a vision for its future.  The spirit of community, ingenuity, and the courage to dream, will sustain the citizens of Quincy through the future as it did in the past. The City wishes to thank all those who have given of their time and energy to make Quincy what it is today. (click title to read more)