1788 – J. Dubuque Allowed to Mine in Wisconsin

On this day in 1788, Julien Dubuque, a French trapper from Quebec, was granted permission by a council of Sauk and Fox Indians of the area to . Using the Sauk and Fox as a labor force, Dubuque found the Upper Mississippi Valley to be rich in lead, which was used in the production of firearms. Dubuque had the most success in what is now the area of Dubuque, Iowa. [Source: ]

1788 – J. Dubuque Allowed to Mine in Wisconsin

On this day in 1788, Julien Dubuque, a French trapper from Quebec, was granted permission by a council of Sauk and Fox Indians of the area to . Using the Sauk and Fox as a labor force, Dubuque found the Upper Mississippi Valley to be rich in lead, which was used in the production of firearms. Dubuque had the most success in what is now the area of Dubuque, Iowa. [Source: ]