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National Historic Cheesemaking Center: The 'Limburger Cheese War'
Photo supplied by the National Historic Cheesemaking Center
The Monroe Post Office, just off the southeast corner of Monroe's Square, was the originating location of the "Limburger Cheese War." It all began when a physician from Independence, Iowa, prescribed limburger cheese for the ailment of a farmer's wife. The order was put through to Monroe, and the package was promptly shipped by Postmaster John Burkhard.