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MARKWARD GROCER COMPANY. Edward Markward, Sr. established the business in 1939 after years of food distribution experience in retail and wholesale. The trade area included a wide radius of Dubuque in the Tri-State area. Edward Markward, Jr. joined his father in the business following WORLD WAR II. (1)

The 1951 Dubuque City Directory listed 156 Main.



1. "Markward Grocer Company," Telegraph-Herald, June 17, 1951, p. 8