In honor of this week’s return of winter, here’s a picture from Itasca State Park (January 2011). Itasca State Park is a laid back place in winter: no crowds and no mosquitoes, with a stillness that is hard to find in today’s world. See more Photos of the Day here.
Last fall, Will Ferrell snuck into Davenport and taped a few ads for Old Milwaukee beer, including one in which he emerges from the Mississippi River after “hand fishing”. Ferrell apparently came up with the idea for the ads and volunteered his time. He filmed other ads in Terre Haute (Indiana) and Milwaukee. While they […]
Mississippi River Podcast
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