Introduction Located on a narrow strip of land slightly elevated above the highway, Bluff Siding has a few liquor stores and houses but not much else. History Early maps labeled this area Atlanta Station but its current name comes from the railroad siding built by the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, so its cars could load […]
Introduction Marshland is the surprising home to a restaurant that has been a local favorite for fish and seafood for a century and a half. Arriving in Town If you got lost in Centerville, don’t worry; Marshland has only road you need concern yourself with, and it’s the one you are on (State Highway 35). […]
Introduction A small crossroads town with a couple of surprises surrounded by a bounty of fresh local produce. Arriving in Town Centerville is the crossroads of state highways 35, 54, and 93 and only has two roads. If you get lost here, you shouldn’t be driving. History Initially called Martin’s Corners, presumably because some guy […]
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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