New Look, New Content

Getting a new look is contagious (by Rose Bland) I'm in the midst of a major overhaul of the Mississippi Valley Traveler website. Some changes will be less obvious, unless you look for them. For example, I've gone through virtually all of the posts to standardize tags and make them more useful for visitors.

By | June 21st, 2015|News|0 Comments

Keokuk Book Signing and Depot Open House

Hi, everyone. The Old Depot in Keokuk will be hosting an open house and book signing on Saturday morning. Details are below. Hope to see you there. From: The Keokuk Union Depot Foundation The Keokuk Union Depot has scheduled an open house for Saturday, February 28 from 9:00 am – Noon. St Louis author, Dean

By | February 26th, 2015|News|0 Comments

Get to Know a River Town

When you travel along the Mississippi River, it doesn’t take long to figure out that part of the charm is the small towns and big cities of the river valley. The Mississippi Valley Traveler guidebooks cover those river towns from Hastings, Minnesota to the Quad Cities, with comprehensive coverage of each community’s history, and suggestions

By | November 29th, 2014|News|0 Comments

Projects in Need of Support

Lake Pepin from Maiden Rock Bluff A quick roundup of news about Mississippi River projects: This feels like it has been a big year for the Mississippi, given the number of major books released and the interest in big projects about the river. If you haven't seen them, yet, you should check out

By | October 24th, 2013|News|0 Comments

Pokey Plays River Song on Letterman

Congratulations to Pokey LaFarge, who got a spot on the David Letterman show Monday night! Not only did Pokey give a shout-out to his hometown of St. Louis, but the song he played, Central Time, makes frequent reference to the  Mississippi River. Central Time is on his new CD, called Pokey LaFarge; go buy it

By | July 18th, 2013|News|1 Comment

Join Me on the American Queen

American Queen in port at La Crosse, WI If you're looking for ideas for a late summer/early fall vacation, why not take a cruise on the Upper Mississippi River with the American Queen? I'll be a guest lecturer on three cruises in August and September, so we can travel together. How cool would

By | July 12th, 2013|News|1 Comment