Why did you develop www.riverroads.com?
This website was developed in 1996 to help fill in the lack of
information on the Mississippi River and Great River Road on the world
wide web. Brandon (one of the owners of the site - see below) has always
been fascinated with the Great River Road and Mississippi River, the
towns along it, and the rich history of the area. This website is meant
to be informational and educational, and meant to help people plan their
trips along one of the most scenic routes in the United States, as well
as become more informed about the area in general.
Who runs www.riverroads.com?
Brandon and Tiffany Vickers, a husband-and-wife team, run this website.
Their company is Mississippi
Moon Internet Services. Brandon began this site in 1996 and Tiffany
joined him in 1998. Brandon does most of the text writing and
advertisement sales, while Tiffany handles web design and accounting.
Who pays for the site? Is the website free to use?
Internet Services was developed to handle the business end of www.riverroads.com.
In the beginning, all fees associated with this website were paid
out-of-pocket, but since we started selling low-cost advertising to
businesses along the Great River Road, their sponsorship has kept things
running. Be sure to visit them and thank them for keeping www.riverroads.com
How can I become an advertiser?
Please visit our advertising information
page for details.
Do you offer other services to businesses?
Yes. We also offer low-cost website design, as well as website hosting.
Please visit our rates page for details.
Can I use the information or photos on this site for
my website, article, or school project?
Because we respect the copyrights of other authors and website
designers, all of our text is our own. We also hope you'll respect our
copyrights and give credit to us when you lift our text, whether in the
form of a link to the page you're quoting from or a listing in your
article's or paper's sources. We'd also appreciate knowing when you use
us as a source! Most of the photographs on this site are our own -
others have been used with the permission of the photographer.
Therefore, we request that you do not use any of the photographs on this
site without explicit written permission to use them. Please email
us if you'd like to request the use of our photos or text.
Can you send me a map of the Great River Road?
As far as we know, there are absolutely no complete maps of the Great
River Road - therefore, it's impossible for us to send you one! We're
trying, however, to point out the correct routes to take to reach each
town - please visit the individual city pages for information. In the
future, we may be developing a map of the Great River Road.
Can you send me some brochures?
Any of the brochures we have are ours for research purposes - we've
spent a huge amount of time amassing our collection (and it threatens to
take over the house sometimes!). Any information we have to share on the
Great River Road is on this website. If you absolutely need paper copies
of information, either print out sections of our webpage or contact
individual towns' tourism agencies or individual businesses and
Can you help me plan my trip?
All of the resources you need to plan your next trip can be found on
this site. We've also listed state, and when available, town tourism
agencies, so you can contact them for more information. If you try emailing
us, however, we may be able to help with your search for a
particular destination or event.
Can you help me find my relatives or ancestors?
We get a lot of requests to help find long-lost relatives or
branches of family trees. Because of the number of requests we get, we
can't promise assistance in your search, but when we have the time and
resources, we try! We're not even hobby genealogists and do our research
on the web, but sometimes we've hit the jackpot!