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Miner of Mines of Spain Founder of our City Died March 24, 1810
Historic Dubuque -- the Key City of Iowa -- formed a part of what became French Louisiana when Joliet and Marquette paddled by in 1673. Perrot taught the Miami Indians how to mine lead he...
Not a ghost town in the traditional sense, this historic old lead mining town still has around 3000 folks, BUT that is way less than the 14,000 that once lived here, hence it bein...
The war, which lasted only 16 weeks, ended the threat of Indian attacks in the area and opened the region to further settlement. Many notable men participated in the Black Haw...
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Underground lead mine, tour includes a walk down into the mine
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Rague"s architectural style is a fine example of Egyptian Revival architecture, fittingly built on the banks of the "Nile River"; of America. Total cost of Jail and Grounds we...
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Actor, Singer. He was born Dominic Felix Amici in Kenosha, Wisconsin, to a father who was a saloon keeper. At eleven he was attending St. Birchman's Boys Academy in Marion, Iowa, wh...
Dedicated in memory of all veterans of the area who have served and especially to those who gave their lives in service of our country in all our conflicts.
In 1835 Father Samuel Mazzuchelli, Dominican missionary, came to the lead region from the Green Bay-Mackinac frontier. One year later he addressed the opening session of the territorial l...
Striking in its classical simplicity, this little frame church 30x50 has stood on the New Diggings Hill since its construction in 1844-47 as a place of worship for the Irish mining famili...
Built in 1882 by J.K. Graves for his own convenience; and rebuilt after a fire in 1884. It was then opened as public transport. Originally operated by steam, then by electricity in 1893, ...
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