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!"
Planning a Trip
along the Mississippi River??
to see details of the #1 Guidebooks to Mississippi River Heritage and
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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
and Railroads have been competing along the Mississippi River
since Abraham Lincoln and the steamboat
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!
OLD TIME RAILROAD STORIES 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
172 pages, B/W $19.95 ISBN 978-0-9711602-5-5
A Page Out of
by Riverlorian, Karen "Toots"
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!
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,
Kathy Kuderer has lived and worked among the
Amish for as long as I have known her--perhaps for the past 20
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
Down a Country Road
by Kathy Kuderer $18.95
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.
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!
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
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.
book belongs in every research library in the country. Capt.
Hillman's memory for specific names and incidents is remarkably
ONE MAN is an excellent history of the modern towboat era."
One Man and the
by Capt. Norman Hillman
Captain Norman Hillman recounts his 60-year adventure as a
professional riverboat pilot on America's Great Rivers.
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
NAME the Print you
are ordering in the COMMENTS section of the online order form,
or phone us at 888-255-7726.
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!
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.
The Road of Souls by
Nick's story is as magical as the Mississippi River... a
travelogue... a collection of stories... and souls, that
inhabit the river.
At the Water's Edge, Majestic Steamboats
with Nick Clooney
River Boatin' DVD features a look backward at river boating
history AND shares the experience of a Delta QueenSteamboat
Activity Guide for Kids, with Teacher Notes
by Pat Middleton
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,
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!
Travel Map for the Great River Road
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
Guidebooks or the River Charts.
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location and more for the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.
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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.