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A view looking west, of the passenger bridge across the Mississippi. Known as the "High" or "Wagon" bridge, this structure opened in 1887 as the first passenger bridge between Dunleith (East Dubuque) and the Key City. It was torn down when the Julien…

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A view looking east, of two bridges. The railroad bridge is on the left, and a passenger bridge may be seen on the right. The floor of the passenger bridge is constructed of wooden planks. Electrical and telephone wires and cables span the expanse of…

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A man dressed in a suit, white shirt, tie and bowler hat is standing in a north-facing profile view on the railroad bridge across the Mississippi River. The bridge officially opened on New Year's Day, 1869 at a cost of over one million dollars. It…

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An engine, coal tender and one car may be seen a few feet from the entrance to the train tunnel in East Dubuque, Illinois. The numbers “1190” are visible on the side of the tender. The track curves slightly just before the tunnel entrance. A man…

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Near East Dubuque, Illinois, a steam engine belching black smoke, is emerging from a tunnel which has been constructed through a limestone bluff. The East Dubuque railroad tunnel still exists today. Blasted through the cliffs in 1868, rock from the…

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A large steam engine with four sets of drive wheels may be seen in this photograph. A coal tender is attached to the engine. Heavy dark smoke is belching from the engine. A box car is partially visible on a parallel track to the right of the tender.…

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At least nine street cars are visible in this image. A sign on car #202, in the foreground, asks that passengers “have exact fare ready.” A woman carrying a parasol has just climbed the steps of an adjacent car. The conductor is standing near the…

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Four steam engines, all with steam coming from their stacks, may be seen waiting adjacent to each other in the yard of the Milwaukee Railroad. Coal tender 4380 and its engine are coupled in reverse to tender 4378 and its engine. Shop buildings are…

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This elevated view of the Mississippi River, railroad tracks and the Julian Dubuque Monument, was taken looking south, down river. A small railroad bridge is clearly visible. Four men have just walked north across the bridge. Closer to the…

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In this image, the Julien Dubuque Monument may be seen on top of a bluff. A door and two windows in the monument are clearly visible. A steel railroad bridge is in the foreground. The waters of Catfish Creek are visible below the bridge. Two men are…
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