Folks around here might believe otherwise, but Dubuque is not unique. At least not in its name.
There is another Dubuque -- in Kansas.
I was reminded of that when I saw that the paper in Salina, Kan., carried a story about a farmer from Dubuque.
The Telegraph Herald did a story about Dubuque, Kan., several years ago. If I recall correctly, it is more or less a wide spot in the road -- essentially a ghost town.