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JOHN BALE. According to the 1857-1858 Dubuque City Directory, this business was located on the corner of Main and 8th.
The 1858-1859 and 1859-1860 Dubuque City Directory listed Main between 10th and 11th when he was listed as an "annunciator" or announcer.
The 1870-1871 and 1878-79 Dubuque City Directory stated that this business could be found on the north side of 8th between Main and Iowa. He was also listed as a gas and steam pipe fitter at the same address.
The 1875-1876 through 1878-79 Dubuque City Directory gave the address as the northeast corner of 8th and Main.
The 1880 Dubuque City Directory stated that this business was to be found at 1203 Clay.
According to the 1883 Dubuque City Directory, this business was located at the corner of 8th and Main.
The 1884-1885 Dubuque City Directory gave the south side of 8th between Main and Iowa as the address.
The 1886-87 Dubuque City Directory listed 248 8th.
The 1890-91 Dubuque City Directory listed 1753 N. Main.