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Click here for Details on ALL FOUR DISCOVER! Guidebooks

"We just traveled 5829 miles along the Mississippi River; from Baton Rouge, LA to Lake Itasca, MN up the west side of the river and back down to Interstate 80 on the east side. Your DISCOVER! guidebooks are wonderful. We are going back next year to go the rest of the way to the end in the Gulf of Mexico. Thanks!"    ~ Faith Overholt

Planning a Trip along the Mississippi River??

Click HERE  to see details of the #1 Guidebooks to Mississippi River Heritage and Natural History, Volumes 1-4 of
DISCOVER! America's Great River Road, by river author Pat Middleton. 

 Vol 4 of Discover! America's Great River Road provides all the insights you need to explore the Mississippi River Delta, Memphis to the Gulf.


The 4 Volumes of Discover! offers heritage/natural history info for the Mississippi River from St. Paul, MN, to Venice, LA.Purchase ALL FOUR VOLUMES of Discover! America's Great River Road...
St. Paul, Minnesota, to Venice, Louisiana

individually signed by the author
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Rivers and Railroads have been competing along the Mississippi River since Abraham Lincoln and the steamboat EFFY AFTON! Our newest publication is for all those RAILROAD BUFFS who've requested a collectable version of Mike Gillespie's new addition to his "Steam Era" collection. Michael offers the same thorough yet entertaining attention to historic accuracy that characterize both COME HELL OR HIGH WATER, and WILD RIVER, WOODEN BOATS! Full index, full glossary, and dozens of historic photographs!

An Anthology of True Adventures, Humorous Tales, and High Melodrama Written by Those Who Lived the Era!

Edited, with Introductions by Michael Gillespie. Full Index, Glossary, and dozens of Historic Steam Rail Photographs Published by Great River Publishing,   172 pages, B/W   $19.95  ISBN 978-0-9711602-5-5


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A Page Out of History

by Riverlorian, Karen "Toots" Malloy

A new release by the veteran Riverlorian of the Delta Queen Steamboat Company. To my mind, "Toots" was the face of the riverboats for some 35 years. With this memoir, she serves as our eyes, ears, and heart as she participates in the last cruise of the Delta Queen on its way to Tennessee.

$7.00 Limited Offer!

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54 pages, 8 pages of color photos



Old Country Amish are a common sight in the coulees and bluff tops from La Crosse to Viroqua to Cashton, Wisconsin.

Kathy Kuderer has lived and worked among the Amish for as long as I have known her--perhaps for the past 20 years!

Here she shares her understanding of the Amish who have moved from Ohio to settle on small farms in West Central Wisconsin. You will learn much about the values of the Amish life style, here. And you will learn much about Kathy!!

Down a Country Road
by Kathy Kuderer   $18.95

The River Companion
by Karen "Toots" Maloy
This practical guide by Riverlorian, Karen "Toots" Maloy explains a variety of river terms and navigation aids of interest to the Mississippi River boater. Buoys & Daymarks, Tows, Wing Dams, Channel Maintenance and Locks & Dams are just a few of the topics covered.

The River Companion by Karen "Toots" Maloy
Price: $8.95

Wild River, Wooden Boats
by Mike Gillespie
True Stories of Steamboating on the Missouri River
from one of our favorite authors!

Dozens of historic photos, charts, maps and Illustrations.

Look for Mike on the Mississippi Queen this summer where he will be serving as a Discovery Guide!

Wild River Wooden Boats
Price: $15.95

"Gillespie weaves contemporary observations into a history of steamboating that hasn't been told in quite this way before. I found it new and fresh, and I thoroughly enjoyed the book."

~ Karen "Toots" Malloy, Riverlorian Research Director for the former Delta Queen Steamboat Company.
Come Hell or High Water
by Michael Gillespie
A Lively History of Steamboating...  with a delightful and informative anthology of accounts from steamboat passengers, crews and journalists of the 19th century. Personal accounts of all aspects of steamboat travel from the development and construction of vessels, to steamboat races, accidents and the pleasures of Mississippi & Ohio river travel.

Come Hell or High Water
Price: $24.95

"This book belongs in every research library in the country. Capt. Hillman's memory for specific names and incidents is remarkably accurate.
ONE MAN is an excellent history of the modern towboat era."


One Man and the Mighty Mississippi
by Capt. Norman Hillman
Captain Norman Hillman recounts his 60-year adventure as a professional riverboat pilot on America's Great Rivers.

One Man and the Mighty Mississippi by Norman Hillman
Price: $22.95

Steamboat Sketches by Neal Fink, Limited Edition Prints
Framable sketches of 20+ historic riverboats.
photo, left, to see our complete Gallery of limited edition prints of sketches by Neal Fink. When you order, please write the NAME of the boat in the COMMENTS section of the order form.

Prints are on a heavy luster paper with one inch border and include information on the history of the boat and its significance. Boats include passenger vessels, towboats, tugs, and a private yacht, all but the Delta Queen were operating around the turn of the century. 

$21.95 each. NAME the Print you are ordering in the COMMENTS section of the online order form, or phone us at 888-255-7726.

Steamboat Sketches suitable for Framing
Price: $21.95

Bluffs to Bayous by Byron Curtis
PADDLERS! Seasoned kayaker, Byron Curtis, details his 62-day journey on the Mississippi and Atchafallaya Basin. Includes daily notes, distances, gear list and more!

From Bluffs to Bayous
Price: $22.95

Brewed with Style, The Story of the "House of Heileman"
Whatever happened to Heileman Brewing of La Crosse, Wisconsin?!! This new 288-page book traces the history of G. Heileman Brewing from its humble beginnings to the saga of the company's fall from grace in the 1990s. A complete history of the company, its products, and the people who shaped it. Many historical photos.

Brewed with Style...Hardcover Edition
Price: $36.00


The Road of Souls by Nick Lichter
Nick's story is as magical as the Mississippi River... a travelogue... a collection of stories... and souls, that inhabit the river.

The Road of Souls by Nick Lichter
Price: $19.95

DVD: At the Water's Edge, Majestic Steamboats with Nick Clooney
Planning a River Cruise?

New River Boatin' DVD features a look backward at river boating history AND shares the experience of a Delta Queen Steamboat Cruise.

At the Water's Edge, Majestic Steamboats with Nick Clooney
Price: $22.95


Mississippi River Activity Guide for Kids, with Teacher Notes
 by Pat Middleton
"The Mississippi River Guide for Kids is impressive. The student workbook is chock full of facts, enrichment activities, and it's entertaining. I read it all in one sitting just for the information it contained! Outstanding for teachers and homeschooling parents."
--District Social Studies Curriculum Advisor, Sparta, Wisconsin

Details and SAMPLE PAGES 
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The Mississippi River Activity Guide for Kids by Pat Middleton
Price: $13.95

Marina and Harboar Amenities Listing
Vital marina contact information... where to find recreational fuel, contact info, amenities information, river mile location and more for the entire Mississippi River, the Illinois, AND the Ohio. Do not cruise the lower Mississippi River without this harbor list!

Marina and Amenities Listing
Price: $15.00


Poster-sized Travel Map for the Great River Road

Simple map includes a sentence about each town. Not a road or river map, but it does contain the entire Mississippi River Valley on one side of the map. That is not easy to find! Great for pinpointing your location as you use the Discover! Guidebooks or the River Charts.

Mississippi River and Great River Road Travel Map
Price: $6.95


Mississippi and Illinois River Charts
Vital contact information, amenities information, river mile location and more for the Mississippi and Illinois  Rivers.  Please click DETAILS to see specific chart availability and pricing.


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What's new this month...!
With Fall around the corner, The Mississippi River Delta region promises cooler temps and less humidity than is seen during the summer. Vol 4 of Discover! America's Great River Road provides all the insights you need to explore the Mississippi River Delta.
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