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HOT AIR BALLOONS
HOT AIR BALLOONS. In October, 1863, Professor Steiner ascended in a balloon on Main street, between Seventh and Eighth. He reached an altitude of 10,000 feet, passed southeastward down the river and was visible for forty minutes before landing safely near Bellevue.
Oldt, Franklin T. History of Dubuque County, Iowa. http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/franklin-t-oldt/history-of-dubuque-county-iowa-being-a-general-survey-of-dubuque-county-histor-tdl/page-17-history-of-dubuque-county-iowa-being-a-general-survey-of-dubuque-county-histor-tdl.shtml