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Affiliated with the Local History Network of the State Historical Society of Iowa, and the Iowa Museum Association.
Cruse was one of the area's authorities on the Custer Battle in Montana. A summer reading interest as a child developed into an intellectual pursuit in which Cruse read an estimated fifty books on the subject and visited the battle scene four times.DUBUQUE COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRICT.
Cruse received the 2008 Enrique "Kiki" Camarena award for his work teaching students across Dubuque County about the dangers of drugs.