Tri-State Vietnam Veterans Memorial at Veterans Memorial Plaza
Overall Island View
Trail Connections and Signage
Renamed Chaplain Schmitt Island in memory of Chaplain Aloysius Schmitt, the first Iowan and the first clergyman to die in WWII. It becomes the city’s catch-all for a great variety of uses and activities, including recreation, gaming, and remembrance.
Following the closure of the airport, the island is used as the city landfill until 1976.
Constructed by the Civil Works Administration, City Island Airport begins operating on the island. It serves as a training ground for civilian pilots in preparation of World War II.
The island is purchased by the City of Dubuque and renamed City Island. The Lake Peosta Channel is dredged to allow access for an industrial district.
The island was originally known as Ham’s Island, named after local businessman & lead miner Mathias Ham.
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