Father Mazzuchelli’s Churches

The frontier priest traveled the Mississippi River to serve tiny parishes. His buildings still grace many rivertowns.

By | January 19th, 2016|About the Mississippi Valley|0 Comments

Destination of the Day: Dowling House

Dowling House; Galena, IL It's a new month, which means a new state for the Destination of the Day: Illinois! When John Dowling built his house and trading post in Galena (Illinois), John Quincy Adams was President, Galena was riding a lead mining boom, and Chicago was a swamp. Today, 185 years later,

By | July 1st, 2013|Destination of the Day|0 Comments

Destination of the Day: The Inn at Irish Hollow

The Inn at Irish Hollow It's that time of year when we need a touch of elegance and pampering to get us through the holidays and into a new year. If that's what you're ready for, look no further than The Inn at Irish Hollow in rural Galena, Illinois. Whether you choose a

By | December 20th, 2012|Destination of the Day|0 Comments

Galena

Population (2010) 3,429 Introduction The oldest city in northern Illinois, Galena was more populous than Chicago at one time and has the infrastructure for a city three times its current population. It has a compact center of well-preserved 19th-century commercial buildings tucked into a narrow river valley; terraces race up the steep hillsides north and

By | October 11th, 2009|Illinois|3 Comments

Folk Art

Folk art along the Mississippi River.

By | October 29th, 2007|Of Oddities|0 Comments

Illinois’ Great River Road

Views of the Mississippi River region from Illinois.

By | October 29th, 2007|Of Places|0 Comments