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Off-the-record stories of Quincy's past

The Quincy Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau released a publication titled, "Quincy Off the Record."

KHQA takes a closer look at our area's famous and infamous as part of our Seven days of Halloween.

The Quincy Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau released a publication titled, "Quincy Off the Record."

It details 13 people with ties to the Quincy area.

Some of them achieved great success, such as actress Mary Astor who appeared in famous films such as Meet Me in St. Louis.

Others are known for infamous reasons such as former physician Michael Swango.

That Quincy native is now in prison for killing and harming countless patients.

Two of those famous people are buried at Woodland Cemetery - the resting place for 60 thousand souls since it opened in the mid-1800s.

On this night before Halloween, KHQA's Rajah Maples takes you inside the cemetery's mausoleum.

Quincy native Holly Cain serves as executive director of the Quincy Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

You're witnessing Holly and Rajah's first visit ever inside Woodland Cemetery's mausoleum, which shelters 800 bodies from Quincy's past.

Holly and Rajah admired the beauty of the mausoleum's architecture and interior design. They walked by countless names of Quincy people who laid the foundation for our community.

They ended our tour at the bench of Quincy native Roy Brocksmith,

Brocksmith's bench is located on one of the city's highest inclines overlooking the Mississippi River.

To receive a copy or copies of Quincy's "Off the Record," just reach out to the Quincy Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

You can also download a copy.

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