"SHSI Certificate of Recognition"
"Best on the Web"

Encyclopedia Dubuque


"Encyclopedia Dubuque is the online authority for all things Dubuque, written by the people who know the city best.”
Marshall Cohen—researcher and producer, CNN

Affiliated with the Local History Network of the State Historical Society of Iowa, and the Iowa Museum Association.

CLARK, Kevin

From Encyclopedia Dubuque
Jump to navigationJump to search

CLARK, Kevin. (St. Donatus, IA, Jan. 29, 1958--Dubuque, IA, July 4, 1987). Peace Corps member. Between June 1984, and September 1986, Clark helped natives of Lesotho, South Africa, establish orchards. Bitten by an insect, Clark contracted Burkitt's lymphoma, a leukemia of the lymph system, from which he eventually died.

He is remembered in Africa with a grove of one hundred fifty peach trees he called "Arbor Pacis" or Trees of Peace. Three apple trees were planted in his honor at the E. B. LYONS INTERPRETATIVE CENTER.