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Old 04-17-2012, 11:11 AM
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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Originally Posted by Zippity234 View Post
Good response. People who try to generalize all different local regions in the state are pitiful and vague. Dubuque and Galena are historically, geographically and economically very close and form a large part of tri-state driftless metro area that is different from other regions.
Thanks. But I was actually agreeing with capitacityguy.

If the question was "Where is the best historic tourism destination in Iowa," I could see throwing a neighboring town in another state in there to enhance the historic tourism value of the Iowa town.

But that's not the question. If we want to try to select the most historic town in Iowa i think it has to be on the merit of a town in Iowa without regard to its proximity to other historic towns outside the state.

Which is not to say the Dubuque isn't at least close to the top of the list of historic towns in Iowa. But of course it's not as historic as Mount Sterling.

After all, did Dubuque ever try to outlaw lying?
Hear the One About the Mayor Who Wanted to Ban Lying? - NYTimes.com

When was the last time Dubuque made the newspaper in Salt Lake City?
Tiny Iowa city prepares to disband after 105 years | Deseret News

And I seriously doubt that any other town in Iowa has ever had a mayor this cool:
Mt. Sterling has one last hoorah as an official city : News : HeartlandConnection.com
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Old 04-17-2012, 12:42 PM
Location: Des Moines
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That mayor gets points for having a bad ass handlebar mustache!
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