Dubuque in Dubuque County, Iowa — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Jolliet and Marquette, journeying on the Father of Waters, passed here June 16, 1673. Here in 1690, Nicholas Perrot built his trading post. Here in 1788, at the site of the city, incorporated in 1833, bearing his name, Julien Dubuque founded his home. ‘Neath the shadow of his tomb mid craggy bluffs rich in Indian lore, where early commerce ferried the Mississippi, is built this Julien Dubuque Bridge. First conceived in a committee of Dubuque American Legion Post No. 6, this bridge, a symbol of peaceful progress, is dedicated to those Americans fighting and dying on foreign soil to keep our land inviolate.
Erected 1943 by American Legion Post No. 6.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Bridges & Viaducts • Exploration • Settlements & Settlers • War, World II. A significant historical date for this entry is June 16, 1673.
Location. 42° 29.5′ N, 90° 39.879′ W. Marker is in Dubuque, Iowa, in Dubuque County. Memorial is at the intersection of South Locust Street (State Highway 946) and Dodge Street (U.S. 20), on the right when Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 South Locust St, Dubuque IA 52001, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Tim Fanning's Log Tavern (approx. ¼ mile away); "Fourth Street Elevator" (approx. 0.4 miles away); Five Flags Theater (approx. 0.4 miles away); Methodist Chapel (approx. half a mile away); Grand Opera House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Old Dubuque County Jail (approx. 0.7 miles away); John Francis Rague (approx. 0.7 miles away); Shot Tower (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dubuque.
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