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SOLDIERS' HOME. The west storeroom of the TREMONT HOUSE was established in 1864 as a Soldiers' Home. Divided in half, a front room was for reading and sitting. The back room was for sleeping. Mr. Dickinson, the proprietor, furnished free meals which were paid for by a local society.



"Soldiers' Home." Dubuque Democratic Herald, October 17, 1864, p. 4. Online: https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=A36e8EsbUSoC&dat=18631017&printsec=frontpage&hl=en