Mines of Spain park home to Dubuque city namesake

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Considered the first European settler to visit the northeast Iowa area, Julien Dubuque left a legacy. Iowa’s eighth largest city is named after the French-Canadian fur trader. Dubuque settled in the area during the late 1780s. He received permission from the Meskwaki Indians to mine lead during that time. Within the decade, Spain’s control of […]