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Encyclopedia Dubuque


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Telegraph Herald cartoon series depicting prominent business leaders in Dubuque c. 1906. Berg & Arduser Photo courtesy: Neal Sprengelmeyer
Postcard courtesy: Bob Johnsen

BERG-ARDUSER. Opening in 1908 at 708-714 Main Street, the business moved in 1922 to 575 Main Street where it continued in business until the early 1940s.

Photo courtesy: Bob Reding