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Julien Dubuque: Portrait of a Pioneer (Hardcover)

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A new, full length biography of Julien Dubuque has been long overdue. Dubuque author, Robert F. Klein, presents a fully researched and documented study of the life of this Iowa pioneer who deserves a much greater reputation than he has so far achieved. This first white settler in Iowa lived in harmony with his Native American neighbors in the Upper Mississippi River Valley, engaging in farming, lead mining, and general trading at a time when the United States was just in its early formation period with its thirteen colonies on the east coast. Dubuque, however, was living in the western wilderness on lands controlled by Spain, France, or England - at various times. He established a small trading post where a village or 30 or so people worked and lived in the backwoods. This book describes the life and times of this intrepid Frenchman - Julien Dubuque.

About the Author

Robert F. Klein, a fourth generation, life-long Dubuquer, is a past president and longtime board member of the Dubuque County Historical Society, and a co-founder of the Loras College Center for Dubuque History. During a forty year career at the Loras College Library he systematically added to the notable collections of Dubuque research materials located there. He is the author/editor of previous publications on Dubuque history: Dubuque: Frontier River City; Foundation, the Letters of Mathias Loras, First Bishop of Dubuque; and Dubuque during the California Gold Rush.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780578629209
Publisher: Loras College, Center for Dubuque History
Publication Date: July 1st, 2021
Pages: 191