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WILLIAM RYAN. The 1870-1871 Dubuque City Directory gave the address of this business as the south side of Jones between Water and Levee.

The 1873-74 through 1878-79 Dubuque City Directory listed the corner of Water and Jones.

The 1884-1885 through 1890-91 Dubuque City Directory listed the corner of Jones and Water for William Ryan and Sons.

The 1899-1900 Dubuque City Directory listed 1217 Iowa as a meat market.

In 1903 Mr. J. V. Welsford of Cuba City, Wisconsin announced that negotiations were underway for a group of investors he headed to operate the old plant on Levee. He claimed that Chicago investors would raise $50,000 if a similar amount could be found in Dubuque. (1)



1. "Packing Plant is Being Promoted," Telegraph Herald, Aug. 17, 1903, p. 8

See: William A. RYAN