Dubuque, IA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 30.313 W 090° 40.075
15T E 691607 N 4708507
Quick Description: The monument stands on the edge of the bluff above Catfish Creek and is historically identified as the grave of Julien Dubuque. It was erected in 1897. Dubuque, Iowa was named after him.
Location: Iowa, United States
Date Posted: 9/9/2015 12:57:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMPJQY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
Views: 6

Long Description:
The place:
The monument is a circular tower that is 12 feet wide and 25 feet high and does not have a roof. A rectangular, roughly shape stone embedded in the center of the floor marks Julien Dubuque grave. The monument was built on land owned by the Dubuque Monument Association. The road and parking lot to the site was built in 1965. Also buried in the park is Peosta, the Fox Indian Chief and friend to Julien Dubuque.
The Person
Julien Dubuque was a French Canadian who arrived at what is now known as Dubuqe Iowa (named after Julien) to mine the lead in the area. He befriended Peosta, the Fox Indian chief, whose tribe owned the land and surrounding area. Dubuque was the first European to settle in the area of Iowa.
Year it was dedicated: 1897

Location of Coordinates: City Hall

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Type of place/structure you are waymarking: Monument

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