NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. Introduction Arsenal Island is a military installation but the public is welcome to visit; you will need to show a photo ID and tell them your destination, and they will give you a pass to enter. If you are […]
NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. History European settlement in Pleasant Valley began when Roswell Spencer built a log cabin in 1833. The following winter, the family of J.B. Chamberlin moved into the very same cabin and stuck around long enough to be considered Pleasant […]
NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. Early History Before there was East Moline, there was Watertown and Happy Hollow, but by the time East Moline was platted in 1895, these early villages had vanished and the land was mostly undeveloped swamp. The only signs of […]
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