Reno

Introduction Barely more than a few houses, the small village is surrounded by a large state forest. History This area was notorious during the Civil War as a hideout for a gang of pirates, but Reno was built by the railroad, not gangsters. The mouth of Crooked Creek was the transfer point for trains on […]

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Late Autumn Day

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In Search of a Landlocked Fish

I’m in the La Crosse area for a few days waiting to pick up copies of my newest book: The Mississippi Valley Traveler Guide to the Driftless Area. It’s been a real treat to enjoy the region at a more leisurely pace than when I was researching the guide book. No rushing around from sunrise […]

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