Shades of Dubuque

Shades of Dubuque

Trappist Caskets: Henry Bosse, Mississippi River Cartographer and Photographer

Dubuque’s National Mississippi River Museum and Aquarium is noted for its living displays, but did you know that the Dubuque County Historical Society archives...

Trappist Caskets: Mt. Pleasant – Dubuque’s Permanent Home

Dubuque’s Early Public Institutions Following the end of the Black Hawk War, legal settlements in what would become Iowa began in 1833. Just five years...

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...