My semi-regular blog documenting the fun and excitement of traveling along the Mississippi River.

In Search of Justice and Redemption

In 1964 Mississippi, civil rights activists were fighting to dismantle deeply entrenched legal segregation and racism and the defenders of segregation were fighting back. On April 24, the Ku Klux Klan flexed its muscles by setting 61 crosses on fire around the state. By the time summer was over, Klan members had burned 20 black

By | 2017-12-05T17:31:32+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Blogging the Great River Road|0 Comments

Growing Small Economies in Dubuque

One of the things I like about traveling is getting to try new things. One of the joys of revisiting familiar places is gauging how much has changed. Dubuque is one of the places that has changed quite a bit. I first visited Dubuque in 2007. In the decade since, the Hotel Julien has been

By | 2017-08-29T15:42:44+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Blogging the Great River Road|0 Comments

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox (Headwaters Guide Excerpt)

To mark the recent release of my fourth Mississippi Valley Traveler guide--the Headwaters Region Guide--here's an excerpt about one of the region's larger-than-life characters, Paul Bunyan. You might be surprised by a few things. And don't forget to check out the photos of Paul and Babe at the end of the post. They get around. To buy a copy

By | 2016-10-21T15:27:57+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Blogging the Great River Road|0 Comments

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