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Re: Miners in Dubuque

WHELAN, WHALEN

Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 7/14/2019 at 16:12:30

In Response To: Miners in Dubuque (Barb Gegg)

Your question about the mine locations is difficult to answer. There were many different mines located on both sides of the Mississippi.

The Annals of Iowa V3 No1 1897:
History of Lead & Zinc Mining in Iowa
https://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2210&context=annals-of-iowa

Another publication that you can read online describes the mine locations in the Dubuque area: on pg 44 it reads "The Dubuque area proper is included between Catfish creek and the Little Maquoketa, forming a belt from three to four miles wide and six miles long, with an area of some twenty square miles." There is also a map of the mine district on pg 44. I didn't read the entire publication, but you might find it of interest.
The link to this publication is below.

The single miners probably lived in boarding houses or possibly bunk-houses at the mines. I suppose the only way to find neighborhoods where miner families congregated, would be to go thru the census page by page to see if there are a lot of miners in a section of town or neighborhood.

https://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1328&context=igsar

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