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. Early History After winning the count seat battle with Rockingham, Davenport became a key port-of-call for steamboats; by 1857, it counted nearly sixteen hundred annual steamboat landings. Goods transported up the Mississippi River supplied not only the immediate residents of the […]
NOTE: See the Quad Cities overview for regional information on tourism centers, festivals, and getting around. Early History Early development moved slowly in the area that is now Bettendorf. Once home to the villages of Lillienthal and Gilbert, the area may have stayed a sleepy rural village if not for the arrival of two brothers and […]
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