Julien Dubuque's Grave

Tuesday, May 8

6:45 - 8:45PM


per painter

Built in 1897, The Julien Dubuque Monument sits overlooking the Mississippi River above Catfish Creek at the Mine's of Spain in Dubuque, Iowa. Julien Dubuque was a French-Canadian miner and the first European to settle in what is now known as Iowa. In 1788, he became friends with Chief Peosta,a Fox/Mesquakie Indian, and received permission to search for lead. He later married Peosta's daughter Potosa and started a settlement here where he remained there for the rest of his life. The village became the first city in Iowa, and was named Dubuque in his memory.