Population (2010) 2,951 History At the time that Illinois became a state in 1818, most of the land around present-day Hamilton was owned by John Kernell, but he apparently never lived on it. When New Hampshire native John Gordon built a log cabin around 1833, he and his family were probably the first Europeans to move […]
When I first started exploring the places along the Mississippi River, I did a lot of driving. When I’d get ...
I crossed the Highway 136 bridge back into Iowa and worked my way down maddeningly slow Main Street in Keokuk, ...
I was lucky enough to spend much of the summer of 2011 in northern Minnesota, getting to know the region ...
It’s just after noon, the sun is high and hot, and I’m standing at the end of a boat ramp ...
In St. Louis, the riverfront just can’t get any respect. With the St. Louis Rams positioning themselves to move—or to ...
Population (2010) 1,147 Introduction Nauvoo is a town with an outsized history, where big dreamers and idealists came to make their plans a reality and where some of those dreams sparked epic conflicts, especially during the town’s Mormon era. While much of the town’s Mormon history has been preserved (and nicely buffed and polished for public […]
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Comments From Readers
“If you are planning to take the Great River Road along the Mississippi River…be sure to take along these new travel guides by Dean Klinkenberg… Actually, the books are entertaining to read without leaving your chair.”
–Becky Sisco, Big River Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010.
“Hey, Just found, read and finished your Lansing to Le Claire. Being a 78 year old that has followed the Mississippi, up and down, all my life, I thought I had little more to learn about the cities, villages and crossroads along the river. Not So! Absolutley loved your book. Great history, great descriptions, great humor. Just top notch!
Thanks for the great writing.
–Don Staats, Onalaska, Wisconsin