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The Dubuque Shot Tower

Author: John Adelmann
Publisher: Charleston : History Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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The George W. Rogers & Co. Shot Tower claims the distinction of being Dubuque's most recognizable and enduring landmark. And while it only operated intermittently from 1856 to 1862, the Shot Tower continues to serve as a reminder of America's vibrant entrepreneurial spirit of the mid-1800s. In order to preserve this local legacy and include it in the larger narrative of our national past, students from Central  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Adelmann
ISBN: 9781609492564 1609492560
OCLC Number: 726620652
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Midwest lead deposits influence Native American life --
Miami tribe leads French explorers to lead --
Bringing history to life --
The Mines of Spain --
The world's first shot tower --
Embargo of 1807 awakens the shot-making industry in America --
Early lead traffic on the Upper Mississippi River Valley --
White man ante portas --
Coming to Iowa : The Lucius Langworthy lectures --
My pioneer ancestor : Sylvester Bills Preston --
Historian John Klauer adds to Shot Tower research --
Shot Tower research at the William Bowell Library --
The incredible shrinking Shot Tower --
Fieldwork : Central students learn to make shot --
A sporting view of the Shot Tower --
Fieldwork : learning turns to teaching --
An interview with historian Jim Jacobsen --
The George W. Rogers & Co. Shot Tower : other perspectives --
John Francis Rague : pioneer architect of Iowa and the Shot Tower --
The Dubuque Shot Tower in action --
In one hand and out the other : the owners of the Shot Tower --
The life and times of J.K. Graves --
The Shot Tower gets shut down --
How St. Louis got "the shaft" --
A mysterious new addition to the Shot Tower --
Alexander Simplot --
The fiery end of the shot tower --
SOS : save our Shot Tower --
Other Shot Towers that still stand --
Joseph Pickett, Sr. : a man on a mission --
All talk, no work --
Hard as a rock --
Tourist attraction --
The Shot Tower restoration : funding sources and their history --
A 2001 structural analysis of the Shot Tower --
Rehabilitation of the historic Dubuque Shot Tower --
Hasbrouck, Peterson, Zimroch, Sirivattumrong (HPAs) --
The Shot Tower class changes direction --
Drawing the Shot Tower --
2006 : the year of the Shot Tower --
The archaeology and geomorphology of site 13DB838 --
An interview with Mike Gibson --
Discovering history in our own backyard : the key to appreciating our past --
Dave Simon : student mentor --
Mentoring at-risk high school students --
Research has its ups and downs --
Shot Tower class still hard at work --
Shot Tower on-site rehabilitation, phase!
Responsibility: edited by John Adelmann.
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The George W. Rogers & Co. Shot Tower claims the distinction of being Dubuque's most recognizable and enduring landmark. And while it only operated intermittently from 1856 to 1862, the Shot Tower continues to serve as a reminder of America's vibrant entrepreneurial spirit of the mid-1800s. In order to preserve this local legacy and include it in the larger narrative of our national past, students from Central Alternative High School in Dubuque invested a year in 2005-6 to conduct research and tell the story. Their findings, combined with essays contributed by community experts, have been edited by John Adelmann into a first-of-its-kind book that presents a fascinating saga of the Shot Tower that has become greater than the sum of its myths and legends.

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