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EXCELSIOR SOCIETY. Formed around 1860, the Excelsior Society in Dubuque was comprised of people who had come from the State of New York. LeRoy D. RANDALL was one of the vice-presidents. The highlight of the year for the group was an annual festival.



"The New York Festival," Dubuque Democratic Herald, January 20, 1964, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=A36e8EsbUSoC&dat=18640122&printsec=frontpage&hl=en