Abraham Lincoln was no stranger to the people of Galena, Illinois, or Dubuque, Iowa. In 2018, historian John T. Pregler demonstrated Abraham Lincoln visited Dubuque in July of 1859. Pregler's investigative research added a new and only fourth known instance of Lincoln visiting Iowa. Pregler's documented and fully cited discovery also filled in nine days of Lincoln's life previously unknown and tracked on The Lincoln Log at thelincolnlog.org.
Articles & Audio-Video
On July 7, 2018, historian John T. Pregler published Mr. Lincoln for the Defense - Riding the Illinois Central - Dunleith and Dubuque Bound. Click here to read.
On July 16, 2018, historian John T. Pregler did an episode of Voices of the Tri-States on AM 1370 KDTH called Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln visit Dubuque. Click here to listen.
On July 20, 2018, historian John T. Pregler presented a lecture entitled Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln visit Dubuque at the Hotel Julien in Dubuque. Click here to listen.
On July 16, 2019, historian John T. Pregler did an episode of Voices of the Tri-States on AM 1270 KDTH called Lincoln, Dubuque, and the Railroad. Click here to listen.