Shades of Dubuque

Shades of Dubuque

Trappist Caskets: In the Matter of Ralph

Last October, Dubuque citizens along with local and state dignitaries gathered in Linwood Cemetery to dedicate a monument to Ralph Montgomery, a former slave...

Trappist Caskets: The Dubuque Grabber

Author’s note: In September 1967, I headed with two suitcases to Stanford University in the San Francisco Bay area. There I met students from...

Trappist Caskets: Memories of a Non-Jewish Writer

On December 6, 2016, Dubuque lost one of its greatest treasures – author Robert "Bob" Byrne passed away. Most people did not know him...