Population (2010) 12,759 History The first European settlers arrived in the early 1850s and initially founded two separate villages: Moritzious (which incorporated in 1858) and Monticello (incorporated in 1856). Ferry service began in the spring of 1855 at Moritzious. The two were combined into a united Monticello in 1861, a name derived from a hill
Here's a reminder that winter does eventually end: two egrets in shallow water at Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge, Wisconsin (photo taken Oct 2014). See more photos here. Egrets at Trempealeau National Wildlife Refuge (WI)
Jack Williams Mud month slogs ahead with an epic tune from Jack Williams. Big Muddy, released in 2003 on Walkin' Dreams, tells about the hardships of life along the lower Mississippi, a great piece of songwriting. Listen to it through Spotify at this link. Listen to more songs here.
Sure, it might get a little cold, and, yea, your feet might be wet all the time, but it sure is a peaceful place and the view's not too bad, either. (photo taken Jan 2013 from Dresser Island, near West Alton, MO) See more Pictures of the Day here. Remote office; Dresser Island, near
Marla Muldaur Marla Muldaur may be better known for Midnight at the Oasis, a big hit she recorded in 1974, but she is a prolific folk/blues artist who has refused to slow down. She recorded Mississippi Muddy Water in 1994 on the CD Meet Me at Midnite, a fine meditation on the desire
Dean Klinkenberg, The Mississippi Valley Traveler Are you interested in the history and culture of the Mississippi River Valley? Consider hosting an event with Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi Valley Traveler. Klinkenberg, author and photographer, currently offers several different presentations: The Mississippi River in Song: What the River Means to Us “My ma and pa got