Dubuque County Home to Iowa’s Newest Freedom Rock

Dubuque County now has its own Freedom Rock. Earlier this fall on the KMCH Local News, we told you about the Freedom Rock Tour… An Iowa artist, Ray “Bubba” Sorenson, is painting a boulder rock in every Iowa county in honor of our country’s veterans. He has plans to paint Delaware County’s Freedom Rock in Dundee within the next few years, and he just wrapped up work on Dubuque County’s Freedom Rock in Epworth. Sorenson painted the first Freedom Rock near his hometown 17 years ago and says the rocks are bringing quite a few visitors to Iowa.

Dubuque County’s Freedom Rock is located outside the Epworth Fire Station and City Hall. The stories of several local veterans were incorporated into this particular Freedom Rock’s design, which was unveiled to the public during a dedication ceremony a couple weeks ago. (Photos courtesy of Sorenson Studios)