Newly Updated in 1999!
Volume 2, Galena, Illinois to
St. Louis, Missouri
revised and updated!
"The beauty of the Great River Road lies in
traveling slowly; stopping to absorb the view, visiting a fish market, chatting with
locals at the cafe. It is our Rhine River, an Everglades of the North, with a national
treasure of eagles, wildlife and migrating waterfowl. It is "little Italy,"
Norwegian spoken in the street, and elegant paddlewheelers.
My hope is that this book will cause you to pause for a
moment to enjoy an area bounded by, nurtured by, and challenged by a great river. For in
the end -- whether Indian, fur trader, adventurer, immigrant, visitor or farmer -- we are
all travelers. Only the bluffs and the river are here to stay."
--Pat Middleton, Author, Discover! America's Great River Road
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What Readers have said about
Discover! America's Great River Road
did a number of shows in the Valley, from Red Wing to La Crosse, and always wanted to stop
the bus and look around, and now, thanks to Pat Middleton's guide, I can. Reading it makes
me feel I'm riding home, cruising north on the old Burlington Zephyr.
That stretch is one of the loveliest places
in America and Pat deserves a big cheer for mapping it out for us and giving good
---Garrison Keillor, author, and host of public radio's, A
Prairie Home Companion
"Volumes 1 and 2 of
Discover! are novel-like travel guides; easy to read and hard to put down. Written with a
sense of historical revelance, appreciation of the scenic beauty and with the love of the
journey itself. It was a pleasure to travel the river and its roads while on my living
room settee. Can't wait to get into our RV this summer and follow it!"
--Jeanne Hopson, La Crosse, Wisconsin
"Dear Ms. Middleton:
I've travelled the Great River Road using your wonderful
book as my guide six times since the end of last October. The Wisconsin and Minnesota
towns are unique and beautiful. I would happily move to Wabasha, Minnesota. I've found all
the points of interest along Wisconsin Route 35 and U.S. Route 61 because of your book.
During the winter months, we Christmas shopped in Red Wing in December, attended St.
Paul's Winter Carnival in January, and Wabasha's Grumpier Old Men Festival in February. We
always stay at Anderson House in Wabasha - I love this town and the hotel has cats! Their
food is very good. "
"You mention the
Kruger State Hardwood Forest in your book. Yes, the hiking trails are very good trails.
Also, my husband and I cross- country skiied there during our January trip. Also, off
Highway 61 between Winona and Wabasha is Whitewater State Park. This park is quite large,
located in the bluffs, and one can hike there all day. The campsites are situated great.
The park is very clean. We also took our bicycles with us during our last trip. The Cannon
Valley Trail, which runs between Red Wing and Cannon Falls, MN is an excellent trail for
biking, hiking, etc. And I read that cross-country skiing is permitted during the winter
months. The trail is absolutely beautiful; it follows the Cannon River.
I am looking forward to your updated version of Volume I.
Thank you so much for introducing this wonderul and affordable area of the Midwest. "
"...beautifully done - very interesting."
publisher, Wisconsin Trails Magazine
"This book is must reading! Pat Middleton has done
super writing and research. The book is impossible to lay down for the information it
---Orville "Porky" Meyers, long time
host of radio and televsion programs, Along the Outdoor
"Pat has done her homework very well. "
---Tom Klein, publisher and author, Northword,
just read Discover! America's Great River Road and I am so homesick! I have to write and
order one for my neighbor who is from new Albin, Iowa. "
"You opened up a whole new world for me and I
appreciate that. "
--Reader, Duluth, MN
"I loved your book and have two friends who simply
must have it!"
"I am planning an expedition along the Mississippi
River and have found Pat Middleton's Volume I to be invaluable. Please send Volume 2. Is
there also a Volume 3? "
--Reader from Great
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