The River Roads Guestbook
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or comments, we would be delighted for you to post them here. If you read any questions
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Nice cool place
USA - Saturday, November 02, 2002 at 18:45:37 (CST)
This really helped me a lot!!!!!
NC Unites States - Tuesday, October 29, 2002 at 15:49:39 (CST)
I lived in Virouqua Wisconsin until I was 9 years old. Used to fish with my father on the Mississippi. Am planning a motorcycle trip the full length of the river next year. I welcome suggestions as to time of year as best, stops and amount of time to allow. At present plan to ride from San Francisco are to headwaters, pick up wife at Minneapolis and ride to end of river. She will then fly home from New Orleans and I will ride home. Has anyone done such a trip? I am a very experienced log distance motorcycle touring person. Any info or suggestions are welcomed. Thanks
Gary Tollefson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Pleasanton , Ca U.S. - Saturday, October 26, 2002 at 00:46:13 (CDT)
This is a cool site
New York City, NY United States - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 14:19:17 (CDT)
My father William Farley, was born and raised in Harpers Ferry and I've always enjoyed visiting there and return as often as I can. Its just beautiful there!
Joy Hoff <email@example.com>
Cherry Valley, Il USA - Thursday, October 24, 2002 at 00:07:36 (CDT)
Hey, love that Mississippi tour of Brendan Battenfelder. What a cool adventure!
Walnut Creek, CA - Sunday, October 20, 2002 at 18:51:29 (CDT)
I have discovered that my great grandmother, Maria Lasetta Adrian, was born in your area in 1863 or 1864, we think. Her parents were Charles Adrian and Catherine Munch. She married John E. Ellis from Waterville, Ohio and later moved to Emmetsburg, Iowa. They had an infant son who died, another son, Elmore Sebastian Ellis born in 1860, and a daughter, Inez Ellis. Charles and Catherine Adrian and the Munches moved to Emmetsburg and some time ...I believe. I am interested in corresponding with anyone who might have information about this family. Thank you very much. I have traveled a bit in your part of Wisconsin and have admired the beauty. Now I find that I have a tie to that area. I can't wait to get to visit again!J. Paustian
J Paustian <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, October 19, 2002 at 22:09:19 (CDT)
jose kock <josekock 1030 @.msn .com>
aruba, noord jose kock - Friday, October 18, 2002 at 14:26:04 (CDT)
you nead to get more pics
lakeport, ca u.s.a - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 21:40:53 (CDT)
Your website is nice and has helped me learn a lot about this little village I apparently used to live in. That's the real reason I'm searching this site in hopes of finding something to guide me towards my real mother! Thanks a bunch!
Eau Claire, Wi USA - Thursday, October 10, 2002 at 18:17:17 (CDT)
Looking for a map of the Great River Road
James Stepp <email@example.com>
Houston, TX - Wednesday, October 09, 2002 at 18:37:19 (CDT)
New Albin brings back wonderful memories as my roommate was Diane Wohler and she brought me to New Albin almost every weekend from Minneapolis. This would have been the fall of 1964. Diane's Mom used to bake the best German cake.
Carol Hauge <firstname.lastname@example.org>
International Falls, MN US - Wednesday, October 02, 2002 at 20:32:21 (CDT)
your website is so cool. i am getting all the information i need for my project.
katie jarman <email@example.com>
lilesville, nc america - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 15:37:32 (CDT)
am looking for interesting things to see along the mississippi river scenic drive and fall colors for Oct.
Sherburn, MN - Tuesday, October 01, 2002 at 07:19:08 (CDT)
Very Nice you should add more pictures of the Winnebago!
Casy Lindstrom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Harrisville, wv North America - Sunday, September 29, 2002 at 16:03:10 (CDT)
I'm a student at a private school in Washington, DC, and while during some research, I learned some interesting new things about the country I live in. I hope you'll get the other states along the river sites set up real soon!
Dalilah Robinson <email@example.com>
Crystal City, VA USA - Saturday, September 28, 2002 at 19:38:31 (CDT)
My wife and I had the pleasure of spending the night in Prairie du Chien on Sept.18th while traveling on vacation. We reallyenjoyed ourselves in your part of the country. It is a long ways from Texas; but, quite nice.
Scott & Nettie Bumgarner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sherman, TX US - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 16:39:46 (CDT)
I was born in Wabasha in 1947 and lived there until 1953,after which we moved to W. St. Paul where my folks still live. My Mom's side of the family (the Carrolls and theKassabaums) were long-time residents of the Wabasha area.Every time I visit my folks, we drive down to see how thetown has changed, visit some of my Mom's old friends, andhave lunch at the Anderson Hotel. I miss it and the viewof the wonderful Mississippi.
Nan Regnier <email@example.com>
Longmont, CO - Tuesday, September 24, 2002 at 11:43:39 (CDT)
I just wanted to thank you for your informatoin for my report.Keep it up!
Atlanta, Ga United States - Sunday, September 22, 2002 at 18:37:25 (CDT)
I am originally from Lake City, MN. I was raised there from the time I was born,1979 until 1992. My father Ron Bruske passed away in the year of 1992. That was when i moved to Indiana. I try to get back there every year to visit. I miss all the beautiful bluffs and the river.I would love to get some kind of info or pictures of the house I grew up in (R.R.1 Box 201) It was the 2nd big white house on the left down the road from the Jewel Nursery. Lake City is a wonderful town and I miss it a great deal. I love the site. I look through it frequently. I greatly recommend people to visit this town. Or if anyone knew my father, Ronald Lee Bruske, please email me. Thanks.
Fort Wayne, in us - Friday, September 20, 2002 at 19:38:53 (CDT)
family cruise 14 people
Anne Butler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Geneva, NY US - Friday, September 20, 2002 at 15:13:51 (CDT)
I stumbled across your web site this morning while researching our next ride coming up in October 2002.We are bicyclists who go by the name " Great River Riders" in some parts known as "Team DeRosa".Thus far we have ridin from Lake Itasca to Memphis Tennessee. In October we will be riding south from Memphis to Natchez. If anyone has covered this leg of The Great River Road and can share their experience with us it would be appreciated Thanx,
Richard Nied <CALKARE>
Downers Grove, Il usa - Thursday, September 19, 2002 at 15:22:33 (CDT)
i sure would like to team up with some folks who travel back and forth so i can do a little Christmas shopping before the weather gets bad. thanks...
madison, wi us - Wednesday, September 18, 2002 at 17:53:24 (CDT)
I found this site last evening and was thrown into hours of memories which climaxed in looking for the photo albumn I'd put together on the return of my stay at the Riverside Inn on Main St. in 1992. Our hosts were the lovely Bill and Judy Burns and their dog Tyler. They made my mother and I so very welcome.My father was born in North McGregor, 1906, and his birth certifcate was the 19th signed by Dr Alice or Mae Clark. This was the reason for our visit. We spent that summer retracing his footprints all the way to Calgary, Canada.My siblings and I were brought up with stories of life on the Mississippi, but we knew little of his family. His father Joseph Wm Watson married a Calliefuella Hanon or Manson,(we can't read the writing on the certicate) from Minnisota. Joseph died and Callie remarried, we think, to a Niel or O'Niel and had another son, maybe two.While in your little town we were interviewed, for the paper, by Lucy Rodenberg, who then suggested we look in the library achives.Oh! How interesting. Learning what life was like for my father around 1910-1930 was fascinating. If you havn't already looked into your towns history, thats a good place to start. Wonderful.May Huebsh, 90 years young , opened the museum after attending church. She was a mind of information and as "neat as a new pin".John Bickel invited us to "America House" to show us his collection of McGregor's history. A memorable couple of hours for us.We visited Pikes Peak--beautiful view of the river.Bridgeport, Patch Grove, Mount Hope, Boscopel church and Praire du Chien all had something to offer the visitor.I think we were driving into Lansing when we came across our first baseball game played by the youngsters of the town. As I've still Dad's glove and ball from the thirtys, the sight of this sent a thrill through me.Guttenberg--we found a seat and watched the world go by. We didn't want to leave the river that day. It was so peaceful.We enjoyed eating at the " Captains Reef" in McGregor and the "Black Angus" in Praire du Chien.The short time that we stayed in McGregor left us with a feeling of geniune warmth for the people and an urge to return someday. I will.Thankyou so much for this website, your living within a gem.
newcastle-upon-tyne, england - Tuesday, September 17, 2002 at 07:43:47 (CDT)
Just passing by! great site you have here.
Washington, DC USA - Sunday, September 15, 2002 at 00:47:05 (CDT)
We thoroughly enjoy visiting the Mississippi in many of the states it flows through. Hopefully someday we will be able to spend much more time devoted to visiting the river. Thanks so much for your site! We really enjoy it.
Major and Mrs. Bruce L. Cline <email@example.com>
Carbondale, IL USA - Friday, September 13, 2002 at 20:19:40 (CDT)
Do you all have a mail kit that would help us plan an auto trip from Galena to the twin cities Oct 5 to 13,2002?
Phil Troyer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Spring Grove, IL - Tuesday, September 10, 2002 at 20:19:46 (CDT)
i was interested in Anderson Hotel,
leanna comstock <email@example.com>
so st paul , mn dakota - Friday, September 06, 2002 at 15:20:29 (CDT)
The Great Mississippi River Road is one of Wisconsin's Best~Kept Secrets!Lets keep it a SECRET ! HA! OK ?Its simply "VERY MAJESTIC and Awesomely Beautiful" !I just discovered it this summer and want to go back in the Fall to see the Autumn colors on the Bluffs !My greatgrandmother was born in Dodgecenter ,MN. and my Great grandfather was a lumberjack in Adams county,WI.He drove a "TEAM" of Horses with a load of LOGS on a wagon all the way to Dodgecenter from Adams ,WI. around 1875 and had to cross the mississippi river (somehow)?He met my great grandmother and married her!Anyway, i always wondered where he crossed the mighty Miss?I find the The "RIVER" incredibly "ROMANTIC" and full of unknown "folklure" and history yet to be discovered, Iam sure there are many old family stories like mine of historical significance even if it only personal .Oh My great grandmother's husband was also, the nephew ofthe Governor of Wisconsin "William Dempster Hoard" 1889-91.so, you can see my interest and ROOTS go way back in Wisconsin to say the least. ha!anyway, keep up the Good work!~~~YOUR WEBSITE IS GREAT!~*~ THE GREAT RIVER ROAD is one of the last truely AMERICANUnspoiled Scenic Wonders !! Good Luck in Preserving its History and Heritage!Thanks, John G.BylskiUW-Madison
John Bylski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Marshall, WI USA - Monday, September 02, 2002 at 03:24:13 (CDT)
My GGGG Grand Father Augustin Ange' married Pelagie, a Sioux woman who was(sister of Chief Little Crow) Augustine Ange' and Pelagie Ange' raised a wonderful family of four at Praire du Chien He was one of the first settlers there.
Gerard Ange' <Gerard_Ange@WIN-Tv.com>
Mill Valley, CA USA - Wednesday, August 28, 2002 at 18:51:40 (CDT)
i was wondering if there are any relatives of hilda and emil hofer out there--they once lived in fountain city around 1908. they had a son named kenneth emil hofer, born 1908.thanks.
Tinley Park, IL USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 18:05:23 (CDT)
As a former short-time resident of Trempealeau back in 1979 it is always good to see pics, etc., of my old stomping grounds, I spent some fun nights playing music with Eddie Allen and the crew in such places as Sportsman's in Tremp. and the old Mill Road Cafe in Galesville, some really great times! Though I finally moved back home to the central coast of California, my time on The River still shines!
ron housley <email@example.com>
Santa Maria, CA USA - Monday, August 26, 2002 at 18:03:30 (CDT)
My Dad died in 1902 and he was 102 yrs.old. He was born in a log cabin in or near Hanover. My Mom was from Harpers Ferry. My daughter and I are planning to visit and also drive along the River Road. I'm not sure if there are relatives I can find. I was wondering about motels or lodging? My Dad's name was Leo Martin and my Mom's was Ethel Hogan.
Kay Curry <Kayc460aol.com>
Glen Ellyn, IL DuPage - Friday, August 23, 2002 at 18:11:29 (CDT)
Brenden is a very impressive young man and "Uncle Jim" is one proud father. I've been fortunate to meet them both at Horseshoe Scout Reservation, where Brenden put my fourteen year-old son through his paces on a climbing/rapeling wall.
James Styles <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Staten Island, ny usa - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 13:51:50 (CDT)
Stumbled across you page via, your listed high in google. Cool Stuff!
Washington, DC USA - Monday, August 19, 2002 at 01:32:52 (CDT)
I am descendant of Genoa founder David Hastings family (via his brother Aaron Vader Hastings who also owned Genoa area land in 1856). Am interested in more history of early "Hastings Landing/Genoa"
Ken Nordtvedt <email@example.com>
Bozeman, MT - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 20:21:32 (CDT)
Just spent lunch with Jim Battenfelder at Scout camp and heard about Brendan's trip. I just had to check out the e-mails and pictures! Thanks for posting them
Tom Krall <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Exton, PA USA - Friday, August 16, 2002 at 14:10:09 (CDT)
Very interesting website! I spent 10 weeks long the Mississippi last summer and fall while canoeing from Lake Itasca to the Gulf of Mexico. For the illustrated story of solo Mississippi Canoe adventure, please check on my link: http://www.bucktrack.com/Canoeing_Down_the_Mississippi.htmlThanks!
Buck Nelson <email@example.com>
Fairbanks, Alaska USA - Friday, August 09, 2002 at 18:56:44 (CDT)
Lynn Bailey <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Naples , Fl USA - Monday, August 05, 2002 at 18:49:42 (CDT)
I am the great-great-grandson of John Rutter (Born March 14, 1812 in Green Co, PA--Father Ebenezer), who settled in what is now Ferryville in 1855 from Athens Co, Ohio-- settled on 320 acres in Section 28 and had 7 children-- I will be visitig Ferryville this week--------- Jim Sargent
James Sargent <email@example.com>
Ventura, CA USA - Sunday, August 04, 2002 at 19:05:01 (CDT)
I allways knew Brendan would do something great like this trip, I wish I had the guts to do it to!Horseshoe misses you!
Mike Predmore Sr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New London, PA USA - Saturday, August 03, 2002 at 13:12:38 (CDT)
I am interested in info on getting married on the missippi river and cruising down to new orleans for the honeymoon
shane z <email@example.com>
rolla, mo usa - Monday, July 29, 2002 at 12:51:10 (CDT)
I was born in Red wing Minnesota 1946my parents were both from minn. cannon falls my mom was carollarson and my dad was paul fox my cousins have the little log house thing in Hastings Minnesota Steve Bauer
Paulette Fox Peasle <Paulette734@webtv.net>
Burlington, wash. Skagit - Saturday, July 27, 2002 at 19:42:28 (CDT)
We drove part of the road several years ago. Beautiful!! We are planning a trip there as soon as possible.
- Wednesday, July 24, 2002 at 10:39:55 (CDT)
am looking for sights along the Mississippi river starting at La crosse wi - Dubuque for oct 16 02
alice schwager <firstname.lastname@example.org>
SHERBURN, MN usa - Sunday, July 21, 2002 at 12:51:45 (CDT)
Hello,Just taking a tour.Rolly
Rolly Grumps <Rolly@JesusAnswers.com>
Islip, NY USA - Saturday, July 20, 2002 at 06:55:57 (CDT)
I AM INTERASTED IN FINDING ABOUT A RIVER CRUISE
JAMES DECAMARA <email@example.com>
anson , TX USA - Friday, July 19, 2002 at 21:09:29 (CDT)
Currently doing research on the Under ground Rail Road in Rochester, New York. Plan to plot station sites statewide abd into other states. Ultimate goal is to plot sites from planatation to freedom. Any ino is considered valuable. The river is involved. Seeking info on locations of confirmed or suspected sites. Pls contact me. Sincerely, Joel Humphrey
Joel Humphrey <AGIFTjoel@aol.com>
Rochester, NY The Great USA! - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 20:58:51 (CDT)
I'm a great great or maybe even greater granddaughter of George B. Dresbach and happened to run into this site. I've never been to this area of the US. Maybe someday. Thanks for being here. Rose
Rose Dresbach Gotseff <Gotseff@aol.com>
Denver, CO US - Tuesday, July 16, 2002 at 14:09:28 (CDT)
I'M FROM MCGREGOR IA HAVE FAMILY THERE.DON'T GET BACK ENOUGH.I MISS THE RIVER & THE SIGHTS AND THE FRIENDS I MADE THERE
ROB KADLEC <MOONSHADO121063>
NEW PORT RICHIE, FL USA - Monday, July 15, 2002 at 15:01:19 (CDT)
I am doing research on my great grandfather, and the town of Wyalusing is listed as his home town on his civil war record. His name was Elmer S. Crain. This area looks so very beautiful, thank you so much for your website.
Janelle Meredith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Topeka, , Ks USA - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 18:45:30 (CDT)
Was curious because of the same name.
Kate McGregor <email@example.com>
Seattle, WA USA - Sunday, July 14, 2002 at 13:31:08 (CDT)
It looks like a very beautiful area.Hopefully I can find an apartment in the Prescott area
william J Brylski <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Two Rivers, wi Manitowoc - Friday, July 12, 2002 at 07:44:31 (CDT)
Would like Info about fishing in the Mississippi around the Fulton area.
Kenneth M. Reed Sr. <X kenco X@aol.com>
Rockford, Il Winnebago - Friday, July 12, 2002 at 07:23:48 (CDT)
My wife April and I visit Ferryville every year in July and stay at the Grandview Motel. We were just there and had a great time chating with Bob and Diane. Please visit our web site!!
Jim Captain <email@example.com>
Waukesha, WI USA - Thursday, July 11, 2002 at 20:41:33 (CDT)
Looking for photos of recent boulder slide - 07/10/02
Kelly Long <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Osceola, WI USA - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 12:32:49 (CDT)
What a wonderful and interesting site! I wish I was there and could see it all on sight and visit all old places and maybe meet some with swedish roots too!You surely live in a wonderful place. Take care of it in a good way and if someone like to drop me a line, please do!
Ingrid Wikberg <email@example.com>
Stockholm, SWEDEN - Wednesday, July 10, 2002 at 11:50:00 (CDT)
Every year, in feb., I send my husband and his dtrs (from his 1st marriage) on a father/dtr bonding trip. I am considering sending them on a Mississippi riverboat cruise this coming year. I think I would like them to start in St Louis and end up in New Orleans, about a 3 or 4 day trip. Is there enough for them to do on the boat? Stops? Activities? The girls are 28 and 30, single and fun loving.
Nikki Houghton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tucson, Az USA - Monday, July 08, 2002 at 12:20:39 (CDT)
We are planning a trip to New Orleans the last of this month . Looking fo imformation on thing to do tours and places to go can you help?
JO Cross <JCrss5Cross@aol.com>
Belton, texas - Friday, July 05, 2002 at 14:18:57 (CDT)
My husband, brother and sister in law and I are going to start in Iowa and travel southward following the Mississippi river. Any points of interest that you think would be interesting would be appreciatead. Thank you
Linda Honeycutt <email@example.com>
Harrisonville, Mo usa - Sunday, June 30, 2002 at 15:56:56 (CDT)
I discovered The Great River Road several years ago and try to visit the area as often as possible. I am a rail fan and travel the road between Wyalusing and Lacross because of the fantastic views available of the BN(BNSF). There are not many places in this country where I can combine my love of trains with such breathtaking scenery.
In - Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 22:37:52 (CDT)
We love this area for its scenic beauty especially the Guttenberg area. We visit this area often. Love your web site.
Bill & Cheryl Mead <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Denison, Ia 51442 - Saturday, June 29, 2002 at 15:52:12 (CDT)
This site needs more information about the surrounding area. Such as information on area museums, bike, ski, and snowmobile trails, marinas, as well as places to hunt(number of acres of public hunting land). Thank You.
Brianna Oke <email@example.com>
La Crosse, WI USA - Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 14:37:11 (CDT)
One of our ancestors, the brother of John Waller Fry, fought in the Black Hawk War in Illinois. I was able to get great information on the Black Hawk War on your site. Thanks.
Angie Collier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rio Rancho, NM United States - Monday, June 24, 2002 at 07:55:49 (CDT)
End of The Rainbow Organic Farm, located 3.5 miles from the Great River Road,on N.Buck Creek Road. Thank You Lansing for the great times we have there!
Michael & Ali Spurr <email@example.com>
Ferryville, Wi USA - Saturday, June 22, 2002 at 19:10:04 (CDT)
Thank you for inviting me to your site. Looks great.
Teresa Womble <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Winona, MN USA - Sunday, June 16, 2002 at 11:08:53 (CDT)
Reasearching Chief Black Hawk, thanks for the information. Let us remeber the past so we dont repeat it. Chief Black Hawk is 236 years old. Godspeed.
Ryan Iverson <email@example.com>
Evanston, IL USA - Friday, June 14, 2002 at 21:58:14 (CDT)
We want to riverboat cruise from Dubuque, IA to New Orleans this summer. Can you give me some information?
k hybrid <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Tuesday, June 04, 2002 at 10:21:49 (CDT)
I am looking for the family of Pohlmann(Pohlman). John Pohlmann (born in 1813 in Mecklenburg in Germany) was a Saloon Keeper. His wife was Sophia (born in 1824? in Hanover of Preussen). Thier children were Frederic (born in 1850? in Mecklenburg in Germany), Barnard(Bernard)(born in 1854? in Iowa), and Anna (born in 1856? in Iowa). They lived in Guttenburg in 1870. In 1880 Census, Fred Pohlman seemed take over his father John's business, Saloon sometimes between 1870 and 1880. Fred married to Sophie (born in Illinois in 1858?) They had 3? children. Their names were Henry(born in 1887? in Iowa), Bernard (born in 1879 in Iowa) and Lottie (I am looking for her and her background) Lottie married to John Byer of Minnesota. They moved to Butte, Montana. Please let me know if you know or are member of Pohlmann family. Thanks. John Pohlmann moved to New Albin to become Hotel Keeper.Kris Hurst
Kris Hurst <email@example.com>
Portland, OR USA - Friday, May 31, 2002 at 00:32:45 (CDT)
looking to rent a houseboat for a few days, are there any places that do that in lansing?
La Cresecent, MN - Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at 13:10:04 (CDT)
Am looking for any exaustive historical researches of the Wells family of Minnesota / N. Dakota.
Jed Pike <JPike18023@Hotmail.com>
San Francisco, CA San Francisco - Saturday, May 25, 2002 at 06:36:44 (CDT)
Am planing a curise up from Davenport to the twin cites and would like to hear from any others who have been on that stretch of the river thanks. I liked the site.
Mark Anderson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Des Moines, IA US - Friday, May 24, 2002 at 21:41:09 (CDT)
hello, does anyone out there have any information on the marina directly accross from red wing,mn, on trenton island at the harbor bar????need info before friday 5/24/02, does anyone know name of marina and phone number, any info would be appreciated. thanks felly
oak park, IL USA - Wednesday, May 22, 2002 at 10:49:35 (CDT)
just looking right now.
Ia - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 23:13:58 (CDT)
Just thought it was cool to see my home town on the net for how small it is.
Jeremy Curtis <email@example.com>
Diamond Bluff, wi U.S.A. - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 10:23:39 (CDT)
thanks i enjoyed the views
Audrey Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Disputanta, Va usa - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 06:17:15 (CDT)
HI: I use to live in La Cresent MN,A Beautiful place with all the bluffs,apple blossoms in the spring and all the different kinds of trees leaves changing color in the fall.I haven't looked it it all yet but a very good[nice] web site
Bud Smith <email@example.com>
roseville, MN USA - Monday, May 20, 2002 at 02:35:22 (CDT)
I love your web! very informative, found whatI was looking for. LOVE THE MISSIPPI RIVER AND MARK TWAIN,TOO
evelyne conoln-catropa <firstname.lastname@example.org>
oceanside, ny usa - Sunday, May 19, 2002 at 10:27:05 (CDT)
I live around here and went to CFC schools.
Laura Paul <email@example.com>
Buffalo City , WI US - Friday, May 17, 2002 at 09:16:24 (CDT)
I'm originaly from Racine and use to duck hunt in and around Bagley and always stayed at the hotel. Miss it alot and hope to be back soon for a visit.
Dale Priaulx <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fresno, ca usa - Wednesday, May 15, 2002 at 14:46:29 (CDT)
I am looking for the name of the store that sells and services Paragon Kilns. Thanks and if I get the name I"ll be there to see you shortly!
Coralville, IA USA - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 19:26:24 (CDT)
Viele Grüsse an Mike und Cindy Breitbach von Dorothee und Familie.
dorothee Feller, geb. Breitbach
Kluesserath, Germany - Monday, May 13, 2002 at 10:46:11 (CDT)
this is a very good website and I think people should visit it more often!!!
Clemons, NY united states - Friday, May 10, 2002 at 12:05:36 (CDT)
i love Lacrosse it needs to be biger
middleton, wi usa - Thursday, May 09, 2002 at 08:17:50 (CDT)
any houseboaters in redwing,touch base with me thru e-mail
Jim Felicelli <email@example.com>
oak park, ILl usa - Monday, May 06, 2002 at 11:30:01 (CDT)
I am the great-great granddaughter of George Clinton Shattuck from Waukon, Iowa. I would like any information and stories about the man and his family. (My great grandfather and his son was Pitt who migrated to Minnesota and was killed by Sioux Indians the summer of 1862.)Thanks for anything you might have!
Nancy Shattuck <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Little River, CA USA - Sunday, May 05, 2002 at 21:13:00 (CDT)
looking for info on kayaking
Clara Wiseman <chatterbox_63825>
Dexter, Mo. USA - Saturday, May 04, 2002 at 14:10:26 (CDT)
I recently found out my grandfather was born in Fountain City,WI, and was interested in finding out more about the place and hopefully more about him.
Linda Hofer <email@example.com>
Tinley Park , IL USA - Tuesday, April 30, 2002 at 09:44:20 (CDT)
PLEASE SEND ME AN INFORMATIN PACK. MY ADDRESS IS 1229 0AK GROVE RD HORTON AL. 35980
sandra chaffin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
horton, al U.S. - Monday, April 29, 2002 at 09:40:31 (CDT)
We were here 30 years ago and consider it one of our favorite places. Loved the views of Mississippi and only hope we can see it again. 'whatever happened to the Pink Elephant Motel or Supper Club?
Ruth Raczka <email@example.com>
Milwaukee, wi Milwaukee - Saturday, April 27, 2002 at 17:52:40 (CDT)
this helped me with a report on Black Hawk thanks
verona, WWI Usa - Friday, April 26, 2002 at 15:09:20 (CDT)
Very informative, I like all the pictures of different areas. Nice job!
Trisha Pagel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wausau, WI 54401 - Thursday, April 25, 2002 at 14:32:56 (CDT)
I enjoyed your site (esp the part about the canoe trip down the Mississippi) and will put it in our paddling club newsletter as something interesting to check out!
Monica Woll <email@example.com>
Key Largo, FL - Monday, April 22, 2002 at 14:43:10 (CDT)
just checking on the ol home town.
- Sunday, April 21, 2002 at 00:04:56 (CDT)
would like imformation on cruises on the river--
jim wagoner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
daytona beach, fl usa - Friday, April 19, 2002 at 14:01:05 (CDT)
I am writing trying to find out some information about a picture (copy) that I own. I brought it from an estate sale. The person I brought it from said they brought it from an estate sale. It is a approximately a foot long and 6 inches in height. It has an indian girl on one side and two indians in a conoe sceen. It is dated 1911. But no artist has signed it. The frame is decorated with an embossed conoe, a gun, and indian beads on the bottom. I find it very interesting but I wish to find out more about it.Thanks for your help.
NC - Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at 14:57:35 (CDT)
we moved to Florida from Bettendorf, Iowa and would like to trailer our boat to Minneapolis and boat all the way to New Orleans, then to Crystal River, Fl. Can we get any information on river travel, distance, time involved, etc. or any other experiencs relating to a trip like this?
Larry Johnson <email@example.com>
Ocala, FL USA - Saturday, April 13, 2002 at 20:22:06 (CDT)
Ran into Brendan's dad (and my old friend), Jim, this morning. Jim was bringing me up-to-date on Brendan and suggested that I look at this web site. Excellent site.
Bill Craft <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Newark, DE - Friday, April 12, 2002 at 07:35:52 (CDT)
MET BRENDAN"S DAD THIS EVENING FOR THE FIRST TIME AT A MAW DINNER. HE SAID TO CHECK OUT THE SITE AND WE WOULD ENJOY HEARING MORE OF THE STORIES RELATED TO THE EXCURSION.
Steve Fosbrook & Suzanne Clark <email@example.com>
HATBORO, PA USA - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 21:51:03 (CST)
Tonight I spoke with Jim Battenfelder, Brendan Battenfelder's dad. He said I would enjoy this site and I sure did!
Rick Wexler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lansdale, PA - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 21:43:41 (CST)
We will be camping in Merrick State Park in July, and are looking for things to do. Your site was somewhat helpful.
Jan Newell <email@example.com>
Campbellsport, wi U.S.A. - Friday, April 05, 2002 at 12:04:11 (CST)
Hey love this site! its wonderful
Lewis Champion III <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Las vegas, NV - Tuesday, April 02, 2002 at 22:26:09 (CST)
I hiked the AT southbound in 2000 and am playing with canoeing the Mississippi next year. Reading this site brought back a lot of great memories. It's hard to explain to anyone the generosity of total strangers on a long trip alone. Hope life's treating you well.-"Johnny Swank" MEGA 2000
John Pugh <email@example.com>
Athens, OH US - Friday, March 29, 2002 at 12:26:14 (CST)
i think you should put this great river road in because it would be very nice to just walk to moline and not drive to it.
Troy Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Savanna, Il USA - Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at 13:58:07 (CST)
A group of us from Louisiana are planning a trip up the GRR in June this year. Please send to us anu and all materials to help make this a fun trip. Also any suggestions are truly welcome. My address is 10151 East Highway 936, Saint Amant La. 70774 Thanks
Ronald Hernandez <email@example.com>
Saint Amant, La USA - Monday, March 25, 2002 at 13:25:19 (CST)
Three of my children went to Winona State University, and I have some fond memories of Winona. Such a beautiful place. I haven't been back in a while, but I do hope to visit real soon.
Mary Jean Kennedy <MaryJean38@msn.com>
Island Lake, Il USA - Friday, March 22, 2002 at 17:22:25 (CST)
We are going to Lake Pepin this weekend.My husband won his 1st Boat racing tournament at Lake Pepin.
Rick & Judi Fabing <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Eagan, MN USA - Friday, March 22, 2002 at 09:54:56 (CST)
need info. on cruises
Judith Oliver <email@example.com>
Pittsburgh, Pa. U.S. - Friday, March 15, 2002 at 14:39:48 (CST)
I met your Dad recently and he was sure proud of your river journey. I check out your web site. Great pictures and journal entry. What a great adventure.
Charlie Gillette <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Friday, March 01, 2002 at 12:05:30 (CST)
Would like information on Marinas in the Alma--Pepin areas as we are planning a river trip with our cruiser, from LaCrosse to St. Croix. Any info would be appreciated.Thanks So Much
Lorna Fellom <email@example.com>
Emmett, Idaho USA - Friday, March 01, 2002 at 09:43:58 (CST)
This information was very helpful. It helped me fill in some details about Black Hawk for my book report. Thank you!
Rochester, NY USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 18:29:36 (CST)
This is great stuff! Keep it up.
none, none USA - Monday, February 25, 2002 at 12:17:24 (CST)
We are planning a trip to Lansing this summer. Our ancestors arrived in the area around 1850. George Alexander Thomson raised 9 children and several sons and daughters stayed around Lansing. We would like to meet or talk to any of the decendants. E-mail me firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any info. The family name was spelled Thompson after arriving in this country from Edinburg Scotland. Love this web site and also the love the area around the Mississippi!
Duane Olson <email@example.com>
Oconomowoc, WI usa - Friday, February 22, 2002 at 20:35:25 (CST)
When will there be more great info here?
none, none USA - Friday, February 22, 2002 at 17:05:16 (CST)
HELLO FROM COLUMBUS, OHIO. PLEASE TO VISIT PARENTS (MAX AND VIRGINIA MARZEN) MARCH 29, 2002. GREAT TO SEE NEW ALBIN HAS A WEBSITE!!! COLLEEN
COLLEEN MARZEN-PHILLIPS <CARDIOHAWK@AOL.COM>
COLUMBUS, OH USA - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 17:06:17 (CST)
I want to see all the States and Cities along the Missippi River
Emanuel Carmichael <emanuel4l>
Detroit , MI North America - Wednesday, February 20, 2002 at 14:05:18 (CST)
looking for camping and boating places along the mississippi river between desoto and prairie du chien area
richland center, wi - Sunday, February 17, 2002 at 07:07:01 (CST)
A really nice web-site full of info about God's CountryLots of history and I feel like you fill in the blanks wellI helped paint the church in Waukon Iowa almost 30 years agoI never forgot what good friendly people live in NE Iowa...
Glenn Hickson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rock Island, IL USofA - Saturday, February 16, 2002 at 22:41:20 (CST)
Great place to search
Savanna, IL U.S.A - Friday, February 15, 2002 at 18:09:51 (CST)
I am currently studying the area of Grant County, WI where most of my ancestors immigranted/ migrated to. I am very interested in Wisconsin and would love to visit one day. My Faull ancestors spent a lot of their life in Grant Co and Plymouth Co, IA, before travelling to Oregon and settled. Also have Jeffers family from Rock and Grant Co.
WA USA - Sunday, February 10, 2002 at 18:30:49 (CST)
"Man will do many things to get himself loved; he will do all things to get himself envied." -Mark Twain
Santa Monica, CA USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 16:22:45 (CST)
"Where there is Marriage without Love, there will be Love without Marriage." -Benjamin Franklin
Santa Monica, CA USA - Thursday, February 07, 2002 at 14:35:05 (CST)
This is a great site!
Jeb Bush <email@example.com>
Miami, Fl USA - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 09:24:25 (CST)
This is a good site keep up the good work
George Bush <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Washington D.C., Md USA - Wednesday, February 06, 2002 at 09:18:34 (CST)
Marrie End Of Horn
Solen, N.D usa - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 14:06:17 (CST)
"Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy." The Eagles. My favorite quote.
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, February 05, 2002 at 12:27:41 (CST)
"The cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research." -Albert Einstein
Santa Monica, CA USA - Monday, February 04, 2002 at 18:08:24 (CST)
I used to live in mn city and i loved it, the fishing and csmping on the river. I loved the people and i miss it very much. I will go back someday to visit, soon i hope.
saint paul, mn - Saturday, February 02, 2002 at 21:19:29 (CST)
I am a second grade teacher in Arkansas. My students and I have been reading a book called "Little House in the Big Woods" by Laura Ingalls Wilder. In the book, Laura tells about her first exciting time to see Lake Pepin. My students and I enjoyed seeing the pictures of Lake Pepin and other attractions on your website. It really helped the story we read come to life! We think this is a great web site! Sincerely, Mrs. Nailling's Second GradeBeebe Elementary1201 West Center StreetBeebe, Arkansas 72102
Beebe, Ar USA - Tuesday, January 29, 2002 at 15:15:00 (CST)
i love it here
hastings, mn us - Friday, January 25, 2002 at 14:57:46 (CST)
Both my parents are from Lansing, Iowa. Really nice site!!
Malia Fritz Steinmacher <email@example.com>
Kennesaw, GA USA - Tuesday, January 22, 2002 at 15:41:14 (CST)
I think this is a good web site.
Keisha Walters <keisha32n@yahoo or Keisha_32n@hotmail.com>
Farmerburg, IA United States - Sunday, January 20, 2002 at 12:32:52 (CST)
I plan to visit this state some day to see my sister. I love you Lori.
Billie Dyson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cartwright, Labrador, Canada - Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 18:19:46 (CST)
we are interested in riverboat trips. have never been on one. we have been on two cruises on carnival but not a river boat.
mcalester, ok usa - Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at 18:57:37 (CST)
I misspelled my email address, sorry.
L. Smith <email@example.com>
Onalaska, WI U.S.A. - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 16:54:05 (CST)
Very nice website. Something to keep in mind is maybe having a link to the officals for all festivals in the area.
L. Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Onalaska, WI U.S.A. - Monday, January 14, 2002 at 16:51:54 (CST)
- Saturday, January 12, 2002 at 12:36:50 (CST)
Nice website. Looking good. Been up since 1996? Wow. Good work, keep it up. -Chris
Norwalk, WI USA - Friday, January 11, 2002 at 15:47:43 (CST)
Kalli Bellou <Kalli Bellou>
Athens, Greece - Monday, January 07, 2002 at 07:33:48 (CST)
I was born in Alton,Ill. My great grandmother was 100% SaukIndian. I wish to continue my heritage and respectfullyrequest to be added to the Sauk Nation. Not as a familyname bearer but as a tribe member. My parents and otherfamily members always looked as this as being a discrase andnever wanted to talk about it. They figured the the times were changing and the world would not accept the Indian Heritage. I hope that you will allow me to be counted, as my fathers before me. Thank you for your time and consideration, Mike Parnell
Michael Parnell <email@example.com>
- Sunday, December 30, 2001 at 20:47:37 (CST)
Very nice area. Looking to buy some land for future move.peace,doug
Douglas O'Connor <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Poynette, wi usa - Tuesday, December 18, 2001 at 18:40:34 (CST)
A complete pocket map of the Great River Road may still be available the Great River Road Association in St.Paul MN. The address is GreatRiver Road Westport Office Building 220 South Robert Street St.Paul Minnesota 55107 Telephone:612-224-9903George O'Malley and I used this map on our bicycle trip in 1987 and found it quite helpful. Office Building
Don Kramer <email@example.com>
Wichita, KS. U.S.A. - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 11:51:34 (CST)
I've lived in the small town of Lansing my whole life (I'm only 16) but I love it here! I wouldn't change it for anything. The Mississippi River and bluffs are beautiful, I couldn't ask for more.
Lansing, IA U.S.A. - Sunday, December 16, 2001 at 08:53:47 (CST)
Congrats! It is great to see someone live their dream. Know your dad will be glad to have you home.
Wilmington, DE - Thursday, December 13, 2001 at 09:03:21 (CST)
I am looking for info on John Dolphin who was the town of Glen Haven's assessor and Sheriff in 1866 and 1882. Anywhere you can point me would be much appreciated.
Nancy Kleeman <Koaklee@msn.com>
Huntington Beach, CA USA - Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at 13:18:44 (CST)
Where Can I find Reads Landing? We are interested in finding any decendants of Charles Hornbogen, Thank you
Dorothy &Joe Hornbogen (Hornberger) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cadillac, Michigan, Mi USA - Sunday, December 09, 2001 at 10:18:45 (CST)
We met Brendan Battenfelder today when he landed at the Orange Festival in Fort Jackson located near the mouth of the Mississippi. What a great adventure and adventurer!Wish we could do the same. Luke & Domenica Cibilich
Domenica Cibilich <email@example.com>
Nairn, LA USA - Sunday, December 02, 2001 at 20:37:26 (CST)
George O'Malley and I bicycled the Great River Road in 1987 from Minnesota to the gulf. We averaged 60 to 90 miles per day.
Don Kramer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wichita, Ks U.S.A. - Thursday, November 29, 2001 at 10:48:38 (CST)
Very informative site for overseas people like myself Thank YouKind Regards Joshua
- Monday, November 26, 2001 at 14:46:25 (CST)
Alamosa, CO - Sunday, November 25, 2001 at 17:19:39 (CST)
I met Brendan Battenfelder last night at Under The Hill Saloon in Natchez, Mississippi. He was doing good and was leaving this morning heading on down the river. I am going to meet him this morning and take a picture.His journey sounded very interesting. If my plans stay on track, I may see him again when I am in Venice, Louisiana (below New Orleans) in about a week or two.Bill Atkins
Bill Atkins <email@example.com>
Natchez, MS USA - Tuesday, November 20, 2001 at 07:43:02 (CST)
I grew up in Lansing my whole life and lived next to the river. Its somthing i will always remember. The river has great values and changes with the years.
Lansing, Ia USA - Monday, November 19, 2001 at 13:23:22 (CST)
This area of the world must be the best kept secret!
Cindy S. Wright <IALady1@iowatelecom.net>
Bellevue, IA US - Monday, November 19, 2001 at 07:35:20 (CST)
I am looking for riverboat trips from Memphis, TN
Guin Nichols <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Merritt Island, FL USA - Sunday, November 18, 2001 at 12:29:42 (CST)
I kinda like it. Thanks!
Cherrie Nelson <email@example.com>
Tacoma, WA USA - Friday, November 16, 2001 at 02:16:25 (CST)
The web site is great we have traveld the road a lot of times I was born in Winona. firstname.lastname@example.org
Grant W.Nelson <email@example.com>
Owatonna, Mn U.S.A. - Thursday, November 15, 2001 at 12:09:21 (CST)
I need to find a beauty shop in ankeny iowa tonight.
Jeanette Karabetsos <Karabetsos@home.com>
Ankeny, Ia usa - Monday, November 12, 2001 at 16:29:45 (CST)
The pictures were great - they captured the natural beauty of the area.
- Monday, November 12, 2001 at 07:38:41 (CST)
I just love to cruise along the Great River Road. I just found your site, and will use it as a tool in my travels. I hope to submit some of my pictures and stories soon to the newsletter!
Jim Burke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Madison, TN USA - Friday, November 09, 2001 at 13:16:29 (CST)
Hey Brandon and Tiffany. Thanks for everything. I was browsing around on your site today and decided to say hello. I'm almost there. Another 737 mile to go. Thanks again for the support and the web coverage. I have given out more then half of the brochures you gave me.Take care bRENDAN
Brendan Battenfelder <Mississibbi@hotmail.com>
- Friday, November 09, 2001 at 11:37:49 (CST)
Excellent site. I hope that you can actually create an excursion tour of the Mighty Mississippi someday. Keep up the good work!
Katie S. <email@example.com>
Chicago, IL USA - Thursday, November 08, 2001 at 14:20:22 (CST)
:) Awsome job guys keep up the good work
Keith Kelly <Ice@cold.com>
hastings, MN US of A - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 17:49:51 (CST)
Great site, keep up the good work
Randall E Eagen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Valparaiso, IN USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 16:13:05 (CST)
Best Wishes from Cheshire England
Granville Boardman <email@example.com>
- Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 14:58:53 (CST)
NY, NY USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 12:42:43 (CST)
Hello,I am a old childhood friend of your father and mother.I spoke to your father the other day and found that you were doing this trip down the Mississippi. He said that you were in ST. Louis a few days ago. If I would have know we could have had dinner or something.At least I could have given you the real scoop on your dad (Ha Ha).Anyway good luck and if you get back this way again do get in touch. (636 625 1897) Best Regards,Gary Sausto
Gary Sausto <ATRCGARY@worldnet.att.net>
Lake St. Louis, Mo. USA - Wednesday, November 07, 2001 at 08:37:08 (CST)
I like this site. Keep it up!
Leanne Collins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Oakville, ON Canada - Monday, November 05, 2001 at 18:37:18 (CST)
hey i am from new albin iowa and new albin is an awesome place it is a great you can go down the army raod and fish and just see all the beautifulsites
New albin, IA usa - Sunday, November 04, 2001 at 19:17:24 (CST)
I found your page and enjoyed it alot as it had special meaning to me since my biological father Sever I Brevick and my mother Ruth A. Rall came from Nelson,Wisconsin. I now live in Ks.
KATHRYN A. SAGE <email@example.com>
leavenworth, ks usa - Friday, November 02, 2001 at 19:45:37 (CST)
I found this Website at the beginning of planning a road trip from Minneapolis to New Orleans next year (2002). I'm surprised to find that there are no maps that are specific to the River Road (which I first drove near Alton, IL, in 1962). The AAA doesn't even have such directions! We will forge ahead, however--if I learn anything interesting I'll let you know. Thanks for the site!
Ron Stevens <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Friday, November 02, 2001 at 10:45:46 (CST)
You learn something new every day and today i did :-)
- Sunday, October 28, 2001 at 11:55:25 (CST)
Hope all is well on your trip. I stumbled onto youradventure quite by mistake. I have always wanted to do something like you are doing.GOD Speed to you
David Hughey <email@example.com>
IL - Saturday, October 27, 2001 at 21:34:56 (CDT)
Hey good luck Brendan! Keep up the good work...and try to stay out of trouble ;-) (re: Brainerd) I'll celebrate a toast to your trip with my fellow paddlers this weekend as we tear up the Ocoee and other such rivers here in the Southeast... Yours is truly a noble pursuit! -Bill Tarleton, (Atlanta Whitewater Club)-"Wherever you go, there you are"
Bill Tarleton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Atlanta, GA United States - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 17:09:15 (CDT)
Hi there! I just bumped into your site, and I kind of enjoyed it. Keep it up! :-) Au revoir! Take care!
Jean Duvalle <email@example.com>
New Orleans, LA United States - Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 00:30:42 (CDT)
Hello from Alabama! Your site is very interesting! Keep up the good job. :-)
Rob Harrison <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Springfield, AL United States - Monday, October 22, 2001 at 20:39:13 (CDT)
Hello, from Canada - MCC - Mississauga Canoe Club visited this website :) very nice in content and design. We are sprint - racing canoe club - don;t get us wrong :)
Toronto, ONT CANADA - Sunday, October 21, 2001 at 20:13:25 (CDT)
I was born and raised there family owned local butcher shop which is now antique shopLouis Waseka and butch waseka were my father and uncle
Ronald Waseka <email@example.com>
Neenah, WI USA - Saturday, October 20, 2001 at 17:36:50 (CDT)
Hi! Stumbled across you page via, I believe, google. Cool Stuff! "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction." E. F. Schumacher
Joanna Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
North Creek, MA United States - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 23:03:07 (CDT)
Buffalo, NY USA - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 13:39:39 (CDT)
neat. i like the site.
Toronto, ON Canada - Friday, October 19, 2001 at 11:09:19 (CDT)
Hi from Canada!
Mila Jackson <email@example.com>
Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 14:15:20 (CDT)
***great site!*** Its cool!*** Sweet dude!***Totaly babe!***
saugatuck, MI U.S.A - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 13:19:43 (CDT)
You will be hearing from me soon. Thanks
Milton Lewis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lake Charles, MI USA - Wednesday, October 17, 2001 at 00:33:08 (CDT)
Good web with cool info. Thanks.
Everd Linten <email@example.com>
Henderson, KY USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 21:35:06 (CDT)
Good job! Thanks!
Gary Shafer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Naches, NY USA - Tuesday, October 16, 2001 at 19:20:18 (CDT)
My fiance' and I are planning on stopping in Wabasha on a seven day "road trip" across the US . . . could you give us info on local hotels, bed and breakfasts, ect. ?Thanks!
Casie Bates <email@example.com>
Bucyrus, OH USA - Monday, October 15, 2001 at 09:53:31 (CDT)
WHERE CAN I FIND INFORMATION ON RIVERBOATS AND RIVER BOAT CAPTANS
JERRY POTARACKE <HERRJERR@AOL.COM>
SANANGELO, TX USA - Sunday, October 14, 2001 at 16:46:25 (CDT)
This is a great site! I am definatley going to use it as a teaching tool for my fifth grade students.
Megan Friedman <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Metairie, LA - Saturday, October 13, 2001 at 14:06:45 (CDT)
Looking for map of Desoto County Ms.
Joseph Brown <JoesephBrown@webtv.net>
Walls, Ms. USA - Saturday, October 06, 2001 at 11:58:58 (CDT)
Enjoyed the tour and I look forward to our next trip to NE Iowa.
Ames, IA Story - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 20:44:27 (CDT)
love this site
San Clemente, CA USA - Thursday, October 04, 2001 at 19:19:34 (CDT)
Born in '29, lived in Onalaska on Main Street 'till moved to La Crosse in '40, moved to California in winter of '49/'50... Dad was Justice of the Peace in Onalaska and a photographer. Have old pictures of Onalaska. Have fond memories of Onalaska with less than 1500 population. Bill Wagner
Bill Wagner, Jr. <email@example.com>
- Monday, October 01, 2001 at 19:09:52 (CDT)
Very nice page I grew up near the tennessee river in the State of Alabama
Jack Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tampa , Fl Hillsborough - Friday, September 28, 2001 at 13:30:57 (CDT)
I AM LOOKING FOR FAMILY MEMEBERS OF THE KRON FAMILY FROM IN NEW ORLEANS AREA AND HOUMA
ADRIANNE M. KRON <BLONDAGE731@AOL.COM>
NEW ORLEANS, LA JEFFERSON - Thursday, September 27, 2001 at 15:12:53 (CDT)
Hi! I'm a direct descendant of Bully Wells and his wife, Jane Graham/their gr gr Grandson. An interesting man at an important time in Minnesota's history! Thank you for an informative webpage. Sincerely, Mark Dulac
Mark Dulac <email@example.com>
Baltimore, MD USA - Wednesday, September 26, 2001 at 19:00:46 (CDT)
Hello: Enjoy the site! I am a direct descendent of Eric Peterson, founder of Stockholm, WI. Hope to return to Stockholm someday (grew up in Minneapolis) and re-visit some childhood places and stories....thanks!
Steve LaMont <Steve@SteveLaMont.com>
Estes Park, CO USA - Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 20:48:25 (CDT)
I am interested in visiting some of the towns located on the Mississippi River.
Shirley J. Gibson <Shirleyjg@Hotmail.com>
West Point, MS USA - Thursday, September 20, 2001 at 10:44:25 (CDT)
My husband and I boat the Mississippi between Red Wing MN and Brownsville WI. Taking a trip down the river by car to New Orleans for our 25TH Wedding Anniversary. Thanks for the connection and helpful information. Travel Safe!!
Eyota, MN USA!!! - Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 15:52:05 (CDT)
To Whom It May Concern...I have recently visited your site and noticed that you have some incorrect information. I am on the Riverfest Board of Directors and the number you have listed for us is actually our fax number. The correct phone number would be 782 6000.Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by e-mail or at my home number. 608 788 5291 Thank You...Heather Klonecki, Sponsorship Director
Heather Klonecki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
La Crosse, WI USA - Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 11:54:59 (CDT)
Have a great trip and thanks for the fabulous pictures.
Wilmington, DE USA - Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 13:53:43 (CDT)
What happened to the rest of your trip-looking for the ending.
- Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 18:36:51 (CDT)
I've grown up living near the Mississippi, and love the area. The drive down Itaska and Aitken county roads 3 and 10 south towards Palisade is great. Some gravel road, but right next to the river with great views in some spots. I hope I am able to experience the great river's beauty for the rest of my life.
Grand Rapids, MN USA - Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 15:00:36 (CDT)
Hi from france !
France - Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 09:51:33 (CDT)
Liked the site. Thanks!
Felicia Boutin <email@example.com>
Toronto, ON Canada - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 16:39:20 (CDT)
Great web site. Born and raised in Crivitz, WI.
Crivitz, WI USA - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 08:57:15 (CDT)
I loved your site. I plan on visiting soon. I'm from a small town myself and would not have it any other way. My husband Derrick is from New Jersey. What a clash! Thanks...
Crivitz, WI USA - Thursday, September 06, 2001 at 08:40:22 (CDT)
This is a great site!! Keep up the good work.
Todd Hanson <THanson@yahoo.com>
Columbus, OH USA - Monday, September 03, 2001 at 00:51:41 (CDT)
I was a pilot for the Wisconsin DNR and flew the Mississppi River a few times for the Dept. My wife and I drove Hwy 35 from Red Wing to Prairie du Chien, Great Trip.
Otto Mielke <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Tomahawk, WI US - Sunday, September 02, 2001 at 19:43:52 (CDT)
I've enjoyed reading about your trip. I can almost picture in my mind the things you are seeing. BR has a done a good job driving and Tipper has done a good job writing. Safe travels back home. Love, Am
Brooklyn, WI USA - Saturday, September 01, 2001 at 10:50:21 (CDT)
In reference to your page about Dubuque, Iowa, I don't believe that Hwy 52 south leads to King, Iowa from here. I really don't think there is such a place around here, perhaps you mean Maquoketa. It was interesting to read that the Town Clock Plaza won an award 30 years ago, considering that there is a movement afoot to rip it out. Some people imagine that the pedestrian area is at fault for the decline of downtown businesses.Also, the Native Americans with whom Julien Dubuque lived and mined lead were actually of the Fox tribe. The Meskwaki are a relatively modern-day conglomeration of Fox and Sauk. The most famous Sauk in history is Black Hawk, who led the last great Indian uprising in this part of the country. He was quite a favorite with the public after his defeat, which is why so many places & businesses are named after him.I think you could write quite a bit more about Dubuque. A thin sprinking of paragraphs doesn't really touch the complexity of this historic river city.
Dubuque, IA USA - Friday, August 31, 2001 at 23:09:41 (CDT)
Very informative and interesting! Doing a Great Job with your website! Mom Vickers
Sherry Vickers <email@example.com>
South Wayne, WI USA - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 11:03:16 (CDT)
good information---woud like to see what wildlife is in yellow river etc. we camp at spook cave and yeloow river alot in the summer and fall love the areas
Judy Borger <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mason City , ia usa - Wednesday, August 29, 2001 at 07:58:16 (CDT)
Site and written history were great. Thanks!
Sandra Craven <email@example.com>
Milwaukee, Wi USA - Sunday, August 26, 2001 at 20:47:33 (CDT)
- Saturday, August 25, 2001 at 14:06:17 (CDT)
I come from Wisconsin and really enjoyed this site. I've been homesick ever since I left.
Dodie Cooper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cocoa, Fl USA - Friday, August 24, 2001 at 07:17:50 (CDT)
awesome site. Keep up the great work!~C
Cyrus Karimi <email@example.com>
- Thursday, August 23, 2001 at 14:57:42 (CDT)
Thanks for the excellent site. Hope you are having fun with it,.... I am.
Michael Ruiz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
El Paso, Tx USA - Wednesday, August 22, 2001 at 17:55:39 (CDT)
LOved the web site, we used to have a summer home in lansing iowa, on a bluff over looking the river. Miss it
steven schierholz <email@example.com>
lakehurst, nj usa - Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 23:44:33 (CDT)
I plan to visit Red Wing,and wanted to find some information This helps a lot thank you
don crozier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
frazee , mn ottertail - Sunday, August 19, 2001 at 15:10:18 (CDT)
USA - Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 20:33:05 (CDT)
you have a very good site that you should be proud to make available. thank you.
Natalya- Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at 03:06:52 (CDT)
Really enjoyed the Site. Thanks.
Kansas City, MO USA- Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 22:14:21 (CDT)
Nice web page. I've lived near the river for 20 years and I didn't know half of that stuff.
nunya business <that's nunya business either>
Almont, IA USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 18:24:30 (CDT)
As a native Eastern Iowan and frequent guest of the hospitable folks of North Buena Vista (Clayton Co.) Iowa, I was reminded recently of the famous "Drive-thru Confessional" and infamous remote locking front door at the church. Stop for a visit with the locals if you're in the area.
Patrick Greenwood <email@example.com>
Omaha , NE USA - Tuesday, August 14, 2001 at 08:36:36 (CDT)
Wow! Great site. I just surfed in from google, and was pleased to see such an info packed site. I will definitely be checking out your featured businesses. Thanks, Dan
Merchant Account <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Indianapolis, IN USA - Monday, August 13, 2001 at 08:55:11 (CDT)
We are planning a trip along this route in Sept. so this site was quite a welcome one. We will glean some needed information about sites to see. Thanks, Gail
Gail C King <email@example.com>
Tx - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 18:24:37 (CDT)
Being so far from home, it's great to see a Dubuque website. The photos are fantastic!
Jim Lambert <JLambert30188@Yahoo.com>
Woodstock, GA USA - Thursday, August 09, 2001 at 13:31:32 (CDT)
My dream is to take a riverboat cruise the full length of the Mississippi or as much of it as I can afford. I only saw part of it as a young woman, and fell in love with this old man river. I want to return to it one more time!!
Elizabeth Phillips <Liz@iopener.net>
Austin, TX USA - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 22:03:11 (CDT)
bed @ breakfast for Aug 14-24 Aug 2001
san pedro, CA usa - Wednesday, August 01, 2001 at 12:48:58 (CDT)
looking for a map along the grr. north of st. louis.
michael gingrich <firstname.lastname@example.org>
tunnel hill, il usa - Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at 16:07:23 (CDT)
Very nice area
Barbara Bengtson <email@example.com>
Mauston, WI USA - Saturday, July 28, 2001 at 09:49:31 (CDT)
if you are in the area of MT Ashland Please visit our beautiful hotel on top of the mountain at http://www.callahanslodge.com
ashland, or usa - Wednesday, July 25, 2001 at 22:53:35 (CDT)
Hi, I was at Six Flags Great America when I saw a group named New Image, featuring 5 guys (cute!). Their names were Tony, Tyler, Joel, Kurt and Matt and they said they were from Onalaska, Wisconsin. They are really good singers especially since they sing without music! Well I was just wondering about them, like if they wanted to get big, stuff like that Thanks! much love ~~ Lauren t
Middleboro, Ma USA - Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at 08:50:20 (CDT)
Interesting site. Just surfin... Go YANKEES!
Steve Garufi <KissCactus@juno.com>
Colorado Springs, CO, c USA - Sunday, July 22, 2001 at 01:09:50 (CDT)
I was hoping to find travel accommodations on your web site. My family will be traveling the River Road starting Sun. July 22 and I was looking for hotel accommodations along the route.
Mary Ann Brouwer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Friday, July 20, 2001 at 09:02:02 (CDT)
I am trying to contact Sharon Cuchna. She accepted a position as Director for the Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce. Please forward this message to her. Thank You
Kay Bender <email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sparta, WI 54656 - Friday, July 13, 2001 at 20:22:05 (CDT)
Looking for a relocation quide to you area, and stumbled across this...beautiful site, beautiful area...thanks for sharing.
S Karraker <email@example.com>
central , Wi - Friday, July 13, 2001 at 11:16:34 (CDT)
It's great to see the history of the area where I grew up. I lived on Nash Ridge for 21 years. Thanks for the information. I hope to see additional information on the area.
Clarice Forde Toynton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Aurora, IL USA - Monday, July 09, 2001 at 14:39:39 (CDT)
Hi! I grew up in Wisconsin and lived there for 33 yrs. I recently found out I had relatives from Germany that came to Iowa and settled in Sherrill Mound, Ia. and across the border in Potosi, Wi. The Surname was Ehl. I believe the fathers name was Peter. He married Katie Stoffel. One of their daughters, Maggie (Margaret) was my grandmother who married Nicholas Schenten and moved to Barron County, Wi. If anyone has any info on them please email me. Thanks, Yvonne
yvonne smith <email@example.com>
new cuyama, ca united states - Saturday, July 07, 2001 at 16:20:51 (CDT)
I am desperately trying to locate Quentin Van Marle. Can you help?Thank you.Ken Liroff
ken liroff <firstname.lastname@example.org>
providenciales, Turks & Caicos - Friday, July 06, 2001 at 13:41:09 (CDT)
What were the first names of the Pepin brothers that Lake Pepin was named for? Inquiring minds want to know! Glo
gloria carr <email@example.com>
north dartmouth, MA - Tuesday, June 26, 2001 at 23:20:07 (CDT)
ME AND MY WIFE ARE BIKING THERE ON JULY 14, WE SEE THERE WELL BE FIREWORKS, LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, THANK YOU
BOB BROKKE <firstname.lastname@example.org>
EDEN PRAIRIE, MN USA - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 21:20:08 (CDT)
REAL NICE SITE, BERNIE THANK YOU
BERNIE TEN HARMSEL <email@example.com>
ZEELAND, MI. U.S.A. - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 19:50:26 (CDT)
lindsay knoll <firstname.lastname@example.org>
crosby, mn crosby - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 18:08:41 (CDT)
I live here......It is so beautiful, with the Mississippi river for the west border and 640' bluffs for the east border of my town...about 29 homes and a population of about 12 and that's enough. There is an oak tree on the edge of town, with a clipboard attached, we must sign out when we leave!! PLEASE don't litter our road...Thanks!!
Robert K. Schroeder <email@example.com>
Wyalusing, WI America~The Great - Sunday, June 24, 2001 at 07:11:58 (CDT)
One of the most beautiful places in the United States. Always look forward to my return.
Harald Barry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kearney, NE USA - Tuesday, June 19, 2001 at 13:55:10 (CDT)
- Sunday, Jne u17, 2001 at 13:12:25 (CDT)
My parents Ervin Van Brocklin and Dorothy Uren are both from Lansing, IA and I love visiting my relatives there. I lived in Lansing for short time as a young girl and attended 8th and 9th grade. I visit whenever. Patty Renoll ( maiden: Van Brocklin )
Chandler, AZ US - Friday, June 08, 2001 at 00:01:14 (CDT)
We visit fairly often as our son is a Veterinary in your lovely town.
Mrs. Esther J. Connell <email@example.com>
Spencer, IA - Tuesday, June 05, 2001 at 21:31:37 (CDT)
We always enjoy our trips. We live near Oquawka, Illinois and enjoy going south on short trips and for week long trips going north. We have been as far North as LaCrosse and hope to go Stillwater this August.
JIM VUGTEVEEN <firstname.lastname@example.org>
MONMOUTH, IL USA - Saturday, June 02, 2001 at 12:24:11 (CDT)
Start at Hannibal MO to Dubuque Iowa all points of interest
Pamela Overton <email@example.com>
Charleston, IL USA - Friday, June 01, 2001 at 18:18:38 (CDT)
We are planning a trip along the Mississippi River the week of June 11, 2001. If you have a map or let us know what highway to take we would be very grateful.
patrick preussler <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Milwaukee, wi usa - Friday, June 01, 2001 at 08:08:43 (CDT)
so cool. Your information are useful for me !!You may visit our balifolder.com to get information about bali. Have a nice day man...
Ketut M. Usnada <email@example.com>
Denpasar, Bali Indonesia - Thursday, May 31, 2001 at 22:24:50 (CDT)
grandfather was from Sabula
Douglas Dunham <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Houston, TX USA - Thursday, May 24, 2001 at 03:54:58 (CDT)
Enjoyed your site very much! Will be back! For all your history buff travelers; There was a large Sac, village located below Millville, Ia., where the Turkey River flows into the Mississippi. This was when the first white men came to the area. They also have, Estes Point where an American Flag always flies, the site of where a trooper was chased off the bluff by Indians. There is a lot of history around all the river, perhaps someone could compile some of it for you.
Ginger Kruse <email@example.com>
Elkport, Ia USA - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 21:41:38 (CDT)
I am grateful for all the effort put in to making this so enjoyable. I am looking forward to taking the trip down this historic road.
Frank Spitters <firstname.lastname@example.org>
St. Joseph, MI USA - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 18:43:43 (CDT)
Just surfed in … interesting site
scott henson <email@example.com>
Destin , FL - Monday, May 21, 2001 at 09:38:19 (CDT)
I'm coming next week for school and I 'm coming on monday and leaving on wednesday
Jacob Michaels <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Belleville, WI United States - Wednesday, May 16, 2001 at 11:25:38 (CDT)
DBQ, IA US - Tuesday, May 15, 2001 at 17:54:52 (CDT)
- Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 11:08:57 (CDT)
I am planning to cycle the Great River Road this year.
Dom Chellino <email@example.com>
Channahon, IL USA - Tuesday, May 08, 2001 at 20:50:34 (CDT)
My father Otto Becker, and his family John and Sylvia Becker are from Guttenberg and I spent many happy summers there on the Herman and Vina Walke Farm with cousins. Wonderful memories. I was so surprised to see the site and think it is great. It just made me realize that I really have to visit again. Don and Kay Becker are still in Guttenberg and it is time I got there to sit on the river and relax. Hope your are not getting flooded. I do watch the news and was concerned. Again, thanks for the memories.
Susan Becker McLeod <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Royal Oak, mi Oakland - Friday, May 04, 2001 at 13:45:53 (CDT)
I am a retired Seagoing Master and a Registered Marine Surveyor (Argentine Merchant Navy). Our's Parana and Uruguay Rivers are very similar to your's Big Rivers. That is my interest. Regards.
Alain Pasquier <email@example.com>
Buenos Aires, Argentina - Tuesday, May 01, 2001 at 21:33:39 (CDT)
Give my regards to Lowell & Judy Engle and to the Kennedy'swith whom I had lunch back in July 1978.Ask Lowell to Email me some day.
Niall Coveney <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Greystones, Wicklow - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 03:57:55 (CDT)
Give my regards to Lowell & Judy Engle and to the Kennedy'swith whom I had lunch back in July 1978.Ask Lowell to Email ne some day.
Niall Coveney <email@example.com>
Greystones, Wicklow - Saturday, April 28, 2001 at 03:53:17 (CDT)
- Friday, April 27, 2001 at 13:32:09 (CDT)
I grew up on the Mississippi (St. Louis) and I love it. I find this site VERY interesting and helpful. Thank you
Cynthia Shaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Atlanta, GA U.S.A. - Wednesday, April 25, 2001 at 10:12:13 (CDT)
Promising Site. I was born in La Crosse over 50 years ago. It was wonderful to make this virtual visit. Howard Olson PhD
Howard R Olson, PhD <email@example.com>
Concord, CA USA - Sunday, April 15, 2001 at 12:59:40 (CDT)
I landed on this site because my new husband and I would like to take a Harley ride along the "Great River Road" and I was looking for information. We rode around Lake Superior last fall....Awesome. Try it, you'll love it. Anyway, where can I get a hold of a map/route description? Thanks.
Big Lake, MN USA - Wednesday, April 11, 2001 at 17:16:03 (CDT)
Great site. I was ship pilot on the Miss. River my entire life. Please visit my site and consider my autobiography.
Gerald Huber <firstname.lastname@example.org>
New Orleans, La. Jefferson - Tuesday, April 10, 2001 at 17:37:05 (CDT)
I have traced my heritage back to Guttenberg and Clayton Iowa. If anyone knows any information about the "Tschohl" family, please email me.
Nathan Tschohl <NTschohl@aol.com>
VA - Sunday, April 08, 2001 at 23:45:31 (CDT)
check us out and sign our guest book
Patchwork Music <email@example.com>
steilaocom, wa usa - Monday, April 02, 2001 at 18:17:11 (CDT)
Fascinated by Fran Lettner's Corner Store. Saw the Stanford University produced film documentary featured in films about Wisconsin at Wisconsin Film Festival in Madison.
R Nutile <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Mtn View, Ca USA - Saturday, March 31, 2001 at 10:21:43 (CST)
- Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at 11:06:09 (CST)
My friend Siri, from Red Wing, is coming to visit me this summer and I thought I'd check out the Red Wing site. This was so much fun. Red Wing reminds me a lot of Cooperstown. A quaint town with lots of history. I've been to Minneapolis, but never to Red Wing. Maybe someday.Thanks.
Cooperstown, NY USA - Sunday, March 25, 2001 at 12:47:49 (CST)
KERMIT RICHMOND <Zippok@hotmail.com>
Hastings, MN USA - Friday, March 23, 2001 at 21:16:08 (CST)
Four Mounds <Fmounds@mcleodusa.net>
Dubuque, IA 52001 - Sunday, March 18, 2001 at 11:25:45 (CST)
have always loved the river
E Weldon <email@example.com>
cedar rapids, ia USA - Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 19:10:08 (CST)
My brother George loved the Mississippi, especially from Dubuque northward and at his request, his ashes were scattered therein near McGregor. He also had an affection for Sny Magill, a small village near Dubuque.
James Hanrahan <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Arlington Heights, IL USA - Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 01:01:31 (CST)
I truly enjoyed the river tour. My father was born in 1875 in McGregor and spent his early years there. A photo of their home shows a small cottage backed by a high bluff. My father's sister Mamie (Mary) lived with her husband John O'Malley in Davenport and until recent years, their daughter lived in Bettendorf.
James Hanrahan <email@example.com>
Arlington Heights, IL USA - Saturday, March 10, 2001 at 00:52:43 (CST)
Cool site. Lots of great info about great river towns. I don't know what I would have done growing up away from the river. I love it. Keep up the good work.
Jesse Ploessl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Cassville, WI - Saturday, March 03, 2001 at 23:31:32 (CST)
I am glad I live on the river. The fishing and boating is fun.
J Roskamp <email@example.com>
Warsaw, il usa - Thursday, March 01, 2001 at 15:18:17 (CST)
Every time I see her, I hear the old Doobie Brothers song "Old black water, keep on turning'"
Grand Tower, Il - Thursday, March 01, 2001 at 11:20:58 (CST)
This is a great web sight I had lots of good times as a kid in Bagley WI. Thanks for the memories
Don Quarterman <www,firstname.lastname@example.org>
Janesville, WI Rock - Wednesday, February 28, 2001 at 18:49:31 (CST)
Great page...I have a lot of friends that live there so I'm always around that area....I love it there.
Nicole Skroch <email@example.com>
Whitehall, WI USA - Friday, February 23, 2001 at 13:18:06 (CST)
I manage the Fennimore Chamber/Economic Development office in Fennimore, WI. Great to see a nice website of the Great River Road. Good job! I'll come visit again when it isn't so late. Linda Parrish
Linda Parrish <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Fennimore, WI Grant - Thursday, February 22, 2001 at 22:16:55 (CST)
Just surfing around. Found your GB, so I thought I would add a line:)
San Diego, California USA - Thursday, February 15, 2001 at 01:50:46 (CST)
my hugely pregnant wife and i saw you
vt usa - Monday, February 12, 2001 at 12:21:49 (CST)
very nice web page
bryce a. kimrey <wocc@vnet>
concord, nc usa - Sunday, February 11, 2001 at 02:37:34 (CST)
I was born and raised in the Quad Cities and lived right on the Mississippi for 18 yesrs and loved it. I return annually to visit friends and relatives and spend as much time exploring along the river as possible each trip. Next fall we are planning a leisurly driving tour from Davenport to Minneapolis. We hope to find the information on your site to help make our trip more informed and enjoyable.
Robert Gray <email@example.com>
Kyle, TX USA - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 09:44:03 (CST)
I enjoy the information provided. I plan on visiting the River Area in August 2001.
Kay Hansen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Schofield, WI usa - Saturday, February 10, 2001 at 08:26:11 (CST)
We will make a journey to St Louis, Memphis and New Orleans but not this year. We are making plans and we need information about e.g. River boat trafics.
Martti Turunen <Martti.Turunen@koulut.vantaa.fi>
Helsinki, Finland - Friday, February 02, 2001 at 15:26:57 (CST)
My mother was born here near Sugar Creek back in the late 20's to early thirties. She really can't remember exactly where her house was, so any info would be great. Her fathers name was Lorenzo Wallace and his wife's name was Katherine. Also there was a book written about the area and her family was included in it but we don't know the name of that either! Again, thanks for all your help. Great site! Please e-mail me with any info.
Tammi Martin <email@example.com>
Reedsburg, WI sauk - Thursday, February 01, 2001 at 19:33:52 (CST)
beautiful photos. I stay in hartbeespoort (south africa). We have a dam nearly as beautiful.
hartbeespoort, - Tuesday, January 30, 2001 at 20:31:26 (CST)
Thank you for all the wonderful information. It's just what I was looking for.
USA - Monday, January 29, 2001 at 08:36:17 (CST)
Planning a motor cycle trip. You've been a help! Thanks
Curt Olson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Shakopee, Mn USA - Sunday, January 28, 2001 at 17:35:41 (CST)
I was born near Clayton. My brother siblings still reside in Jefferson Township and attend Church at TLC-LCMS. Neat to see Gutttenberg,Iowa on the Internet.
Alan F. E. Thiese <email@example.com>
Macon, Ga U.S. A. - Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 21:29:11 (CST)
This site was a great help! Thanx Ü
J. M. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Saturday, January 27, 2001 at 13:30:20 (CST)
Planning a trip to New Orleans this spring on my 99 Road King. I'm expecting a good time,
Winnipeg, mb Canada - Friday, January 26, 2001 at 21:34:08 (CST)
I love you guys so so so much :)
Dubuque, Ia USA - Thursday, January 25, 2001 at 12:54:51 (CST)
I HAD MY BOAT DOCKED NEAR THE MONUMENT IN THE YEAR 1956 AND REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS BEAUTIFUL HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO REVISIT WOUNDER IF THE BOAT DOCKS ARE STILL THERE.
JOHN BAXTER <JBa6213100@aol.com>
BURLINGTON, MA U S A - Monday, January 22, 2001 at 14:02:16 (CST)
As a great grandson of Andrew J. Myrick, brother of Nathan Myrick, founder of your fair city, I just wanted to stop by and say hi. Love your web page.
William W. Westerman <email@example.com>
Eureka Springs, AR USA - Sunday, January 21, 2001 at 21:00:25 (CST)
I recently came across an old letter dated 1942 from Robert Groves Miller to his cousin, Rufus Barnett in Kentucky. Miller's wife was Myrtle Kron Miller. Are any related Millers living toay in Lansing, Iowa. If so, I would like to correspond with them. Family names would probably include Howards and Barnetts. Thanks! I like your site!!
bonnie barnett brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Princeton, KY Caldwell - Saturday, January 20, 2001 at 21:59:27 (CST)
I grew up in st. cloud 3 blocks from the mississippi. Sauk Rapids is just 'across the river' and i guess it and the beaver islands were the uppermost navigable point. Anyhow, regarding the Great River Road, it has always been one of my great aspirations (okay, maybe just a neat idea!) to drive from Itasca to New Orleans. So I'm starting to do a little research on it. Looks like this will get me part of the way there.
Jim Ahles <email@example.com>
Waite Park, MN Stearns - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 22:33:27 (CST)
I love this sight its great. its a really pretty piece of work. my husband and i have had wild adventures on the river front.
dubuque, - Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 12:53:01 (CST)
I will be cruising the Mississippi. I love all the states it touches.
Lois M. LeMenager <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Rosemont, IL USA - Monday, January 15, 2001 at 15:49:02 (CST)
I met Cheryl (Cedar Falls girl) in Guttenberg
Bob & Cheryl Julander <Julprint@aol.com>
Ankeny, IA USA - Sunday, January 07, 2001 at 22:18:08 (CST)
You're doing an excellent job, Brandon. Keep up the good work! I'm glad to see that so many people are visiting the site and leaving such positive comments!
Bloomington (soon to be Richfield!), MN USA - Wednesday, January 03, 2001 at 20:50:09 (CST)
.....The River Road! Oh, it sounds so romantic - are there places to stop and picnic on the way?
.....I've travled a lot in the States since coming here with my American husband 12 years ago but never on the Mississippi (did I spell that right) river. I'll try to talk him into such a trip. I know he'll oblige me because he once wrote a book about me - TO PLEASE A CHINESE WIFE, Amazon.com.
.....I like America very much - everywhere I go it is beautiful and easy living and everyone is nice to me.
......I have my new homepage now, please log on to it. Thank you, Juliana from S'pore.
Juliana, Chinese wife
Naples, FL U.S.A. - Sunday, December 31, 2000 at 21:58:19 (CST)
JOHN Zielke <Jz7443@cs.com>
Waterford , MI usa - Wednesday, December 27, 2000 at 13:21:41 (CST)
Very informative site for overseas people like myself Thank You
Joy Whitaker <email@example.com>
melbourne , vic Australia - Monday, December 25, 2000 at 15:06:43 (CST)
I've never seen the River south of St. Louis and am looking forward to a trip south and any information I find on this web site.
Mary Lazor <MaryLazor@aol.com>
Clinton, , MI 49236 - Saturday, December 16, 2000 at 09:52:50 (CST)
your homepage is really nice Trempealeau is really looking fine and I hope I can visit it sometime! Bye, Sarah!!!
lauenstein, germany - Friday, December 15, 2000 at 08:35:57 (CST)
great site; love the lacrosse area and the drive along the river south of Lacrosse.
claud street <firstname.lastname@example.org>
bangor, mi USA - Sunday, December 03, 2000 at 20:58:06 (CST)
have visited Burlington, Iowa & Hannibal, Mo. Will be going back. I picked up you web site from the travel section Fredricksburg Free Lance Star.
jim tate <email@example.com>
stafford, va usa - Saturday, December 02, 2000 at 09:34:08 (CST)
I'm interested in relocating to DeSoto. Any Help would be appreciated.
Jennie Kirchen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
waukesha, wi u.s. - Tuesday, November 14, 2000 at 13:52:57 (CST)
Am looking for a source of the deer-skin moccasins-possibly made be Uber-my husband and I have pairs that are over 12 years old-and still servicable-but would like new ones-and also, to order some for gifts. Thank you. C. Morris 3315 No.101st Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68134.
Charlene Morris <email@example.com>
Omaha, Ne USA - Friday, November 10, 2000 at 23:14:33 (CST)
I was looking for something on Evansville IN, so will you please send me something that you have on it. This is for a project in my Science class. So will you please send it I would be happy!! Thanks Katie....Lindsey....and Krystin
Katie Gray <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Brevard, nc usa - Wednesday, November 08, 2000 at 09:46:39 (CST)
I lived in McGregor, Iowa for 2 years as a youth. It was wonderful. The river, the bluffs and the small town atmosphere is what every child needs to experience. I hope I can live there again someday. Thanks for the memories...
David Mead <email@example.com>
Milwaukee, WI USA - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 14:31:55 (CST)
I was looking for st.louis but you didn't have it. Maybe you will have it some other time.
ursula wynn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
brevard, nc usa - Monday, November 06, 2000 at 13:13:56 (CST)
About 10 years ago my husband and I went to Red Wing Minnesota and on the way we stopped at one of the locks there and the sight was breathtaking. My husband is a desent of Grant Co. so he introduced me to Lock and Dam # 11 of which we take our foreign exchange students there every year. This next spring I will return to Red Wing just for the sites and will enjoy every minute of it I am sure. Thank You for having a Web Site to visit also. It is very informational and you can see beautiful pictures as well. Looking forward to 2001. Anne Ritter
Anne Ritter <email@example.com>
Reeseville, Wi U S A - Sunday, November 05, 2000 at 17:48:40 (CST)
Beautiful, beautiful!!!!! Love to visit!
Angie Hanken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Monticello, Iowa USA - Saturday, November 04, 2000 at 16:46:38 (CST)
Would like to buy "House of Vanished Splendor" by William McNally, a fiction book based on the Old Frontenac area. My mother has visited that area since the early 20's and she would love to have the book. Will pay $30. Please email me if you have it or know where I may buy one for her. Thank you so very much!
- Friday, October 27, 2000 at 13:37:33 (CDT)
Am planning at trip from Minnesota to New Orleans on a pontoon boat. Am seeking all sorts of info about the river. Cities well be passing by and any other usefull info.
Ray McCarthy <email@example.com>
Angelus Oaks, Ca USA - Friday, October 20, 2000 at 11:46:02 (CDT)
I was born in rural Cassville in 1934, but left the area in the mid 50's. I do get back to visit relatives frequently.
Dick Ploessl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Galesburg, IL USA - Tuesday, October 10, 2000 at 21:40:13 (CDT)
i AM LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD CRAPPIE FISHING SITES (OX BOW LAKES) ON THE MISSISSIPPI FAIRLY CLOSE TO Rock Island IL I am at 2338 45 th St Rock Island IL 61201 or culverhoochie @juno.com
Larry Culver <email@example.com>
Rock Island, IL USA - Sunday, October 08, 2000 at 02:44:22 (CDT)
I enjoyed you site. I only wish was more complete. Am interested in taking a camping "Trailer" trip from one end to the other on "River Road". Do you know how I can get maps, campground, state park, etc., information to plan a trip?
Charles. H. Roberts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Madison, Florida USA - Saturday, October 07, 2000 at 21:16:08 (CDT)
Mason City Mohawks Rule!!!!!!!!!!! , McGregor is fun, has good apples
mason city , ia usa - Wednesday, October 04, 2000 at 11:27:11 (CDT)
After having lived and owned a business in Ferryville the past 16 years I found your site to be very informative. It is a great place to live and we hope many people will stop by and visit our community. Thank you for including Ferryville.
Darlene McKee <email@example.com>
Ferryville, WI USA - Saturday, September 30, 2000 at 20:24:21 (CDT)
Great Site, Great idea....but get going! There's a lot of river down here yet! Especially, Iowa; Bellevue, Sabula, Clinton, Davenport, Quad Cities etc. Illinios-Galena, Savanna,Fulton, Moline, Quad cities etc. How can I help?
Bill Klauer, innkeeper <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Dubuque, IA USA - Friday, September 29, 2000 at 02:20:59 (CDT)
We have spendt much time in your area in the fall and always enjoy it.
Carolyn MAbee <email@example.com>
Story City, IA USA - Wednesday, September 27, 2000 at 09:39:10 (CDT)
I'll be visiting this site often. Just love anything to do with the Mississippi. Thanks
quentin van marle <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Torquay, Devon, England - Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at 08:06:26 (CDT)
Prairie Du Chien is one of my favorite city's, but I thought Prairie Du Chien was was the first city in Wisconsin, cause Wisconsin means meeting of waters, and that's where Wisconsin and Mississippi River meets so they called this land Wisconsin and so Prairie Du Chien was the first city in Wisconsin but I see that you probably mean that Green Bay was the first town in this area that we then called Wisconsin oh well i am probably losing you but oh well I like Prairie Du Chien's and La Crosse's history a lot. So another question how much population do you have over there now?
South Milwaukee, WI U.S. - Monday, September 25, 2000 at 16:15:37 (CDT)
Just thought I would say HI. I am down in Franklin at my dads for the weekend se ya at work Monday. Chris Nelson
Chris Nelson <email@example.com>
Franklin, mn usa - Saturday, September 23, 2000 at 21:33:36 (CDT)
Balltown,Ia. on the GREAT RIVER ROAD is a small town with lots of things to do. We have the HVNLEE Bed and Breakfast, an old rectory beautifully made over into a B&B. We have two Antique Stores and Iowa's oldest Bar nominated to the historical register, that has wonderful antiques and great food. We have the "Wooden Boxes and Dried Flowers" shed, which many tourist find very interesting. But most of all we have the most beautiful view of the mighty Mississippi River, any where. Last but not least the friendliest people in Iowa, live in Balltown. Come spend the day with us and stay over at the beautiful B&B that overlooks the town and the river.
Sue M. Brom, City Clerk of Balltown <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Balltown, IA USA - Thursday, September 21, 2000 at 20:06:39 (CDT)
Thank for the information
Milwaukee, WI 53210 - Sunday, September 10, 2000 at 20:37:51 (CDT)
Could you please put me on your mailing list for the newsletter. We are planning on taking a family trip along the mississippi fall of 2001 from Itaska to New Orleans. This newsletter would be helpful.
Curt Hoffman <email@example.com>
Crosby, MN USA - Thursday, August 31, 2000 at 12:41:06 (CDT)
Wednesday, August 30, 2000 at 17:34:44 (CDT)
Great website - Thank you. My husband and I are interested in purchasing an established bar business in the Stoddard/Genoa area. We have long been "River Rats" spending every available weekend sandbar camping. We would appreciate any information available.
Anne Heise <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hartford, WI USA - Tuesday, August 29, 2000 at 14:44:46 (CDT)
Balltown, Iowa, on the GREAT RIVER ROAD has great antiques.
Sue M. Brom <email@example.com>
Balltown, IA. USA - Saturday, August 19, 2000 at 11:33:57 (CDT)
There are very beautiful pictures, just as I remembered them to be. Need to have more information on Lodging...cost and locations. Interesting stories of the towns on the riverroad. Will definitely come back to this site and show my son. He is visiting there now.
Barbara Jo Weber <jesusUlive4ever@aol.com>
Racine, WI US - Friday, August 18, 2000 at 00:22:34 (CDT)
Awesome site. I grew up in Balltown IA. The memories will be with me forever. When I go home to visit, the river is the first place I want to go. I have been all around the USA, but nothing can beat the view and tranquility of my front yard view overlooking the valley with the farms and the Mighty Missippi with WI as the backdrop! It does not get much better than that. Now I am homesick! Keep up the good work at this site! I will continue to follow and pass it along to others to enjoy. Come visit Balltown, they would love to see ya! God Bless.
Karen Czarnecki <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Charlotte, NC - Saturday, August 12, 2000 at 10:42:19 (CDT)
This looks like a great little town !!! God bless America !!
Oakton, va - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 23:54:19 (CDT)
I am blessed to live on the GREAT RIVER ROAD in Balltown, Iowa. I can look out my window and view the most spectacular view in Iowa. I can see the magnificent bluffs of Wisconsin and the tow boats pushing their cargo up and down the mighty Mississippi River. When the fog hangs low over the river in early morning, I am standing with bare feet and dew between my toes, trying to get that special photograph, so breath-taking, only the Good Lord could describe. This is what life is like living on the GREAT RIVER ROAD in Balltown, Iowa. Beautiful and peaceful.
Sue M. Brom <email@example.com>
Balltown, IA. USA - Thursday, August 10, 2000 at 23:38:46 (CDT)
I am Black Hawk and Singing Bird's 5th great grandson, A professional sent me a genealogy that listed my mother, who was Gertrude Nichols. Black Hawk's daughter married one of my great grandfathers, Ruben Nichols. John Frederick Hammond
John Frederick Hammond <firstname.lastname@example.org>
South Shore, Ky USA - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 21:00:35 (CDT)
I am Black Hawk's and Singing Bird's 5 greatson. Their daughter married Rueben Nichols, so here I am, standing proud and happy of the connection. A professional genealogist sent me a copy of our family and there my mother is. John Frederick Hammond
John Frederick Hammond <email@example.com>
South Shore, Ky Greenup - Wednesday, August 09, 2000 at 20:53:10 (CDT)
I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW TO OBTAIN A DETAILED MAP, AND INFORMATION ABOUT THE ENTIRE ROUTE OF THE RIVER? ACTIVITIES, EVENTS AND RIVER BOAT EXCUSRIONS. DANKE.
TJ MORRISON <REDEAGLE3@EXCITE.COM>
RADCLIFF, KY - Tuesday, August 01, 2000 at 15:05:06 (CDT)
I would like to know if there is a detailed map from the beginning to the end of the Great river Road? Thanks, Linda Doe
Linda Sollima Doe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Hollywood,, CA usa - Monday, July 31, 2000 at 09:41:17 (CDT)
A wonderful view of the area I grew up in. My family lived near Bagley, WI. On the banks of the Mississippi. I miss it some, but not the weather. Thanks for the memories.
Robert L Anderson <email@example.com>
San Clemente, Ca USA - Wednesday, July 26, 2000 at 14:50:37 (CDT)
My ancestors are from the Maiden Rock area, so the origin of the name was fascinating. I also have some postcards of Maiden Rock dated 1909-1913. Thank you for a wonderful site that connects my history with your beautiful area.
Carlene Hughes <McarleneH@webtv.net>
Olympia, WA - Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 16:51:28 (CDT)
I found just what I needed at your site! Thanks!
Mary Haintel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Montgomery City, MO usa - Monday, July 24, 2000 at 12:34:45 (CDT)
I am a 56 year old chemical engineer who lives in the Houston area. I THINK I have a pretty good knowledge of American history, but I never heard of the Battle of Bad Axe until the last WEEK. I had heard of Chief Black Hawk. I was also familiar with the Sac and Fox tribes. I read about the tribes activities during the War of 1812 when my home state of Missouri was still a territory. I also had the opportunity to visit Joseph's Smith's first home in Nauvoo, IL. The log portion of that structure served as a trading post for the Sax and Fox and it dates back to 1804. Enjoyed reading your site.
Steve Hartung <Steve_Hartung@juno.com>
Deer Park, TX USA - Wednesday, July 19, 2000 at 13:10:32 (CDT)
Great site!! The photos are really good.
USA - Wednesday, July 12, 2000 at 14:44:43 (CDT)
I really enjoyed my visit. Lots of good information.
USA - Friday, June 30, 2000 at 16:00:04 (CDT)
Really a great site, Brandon-hope that this works out for you! Great idea!
Don Johnson/Johnson Photos <email@example.com>
La Crosse, WI La Crosse - Tuesday, June 27, 2000 at 07:55:19 (CDT)
I was born and raised in Quincy, Illinois in 1946. I have enjoyed living on the Mississippi, especially visiting lock & dam 21. Watching the boats and the people working on them was a real joy. How something that power could move with such grace is such a mystery. I recently built the American Beauty tow boat in a kit model. Even though I live in Kansas now, it reminds of the days I spent on the Mississippi river.
Jack C. Hawkins, Sr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Olathe, Ks USA - Thursday, June 22, 2000 at 21:25:03 (CDT)
This is a wonderful site. We will be on vacation staying in Ferryville from May 20th - May 27th. We are planning on retiring in the area of Vernon or Crawford Counties in the next three to four years. I have a feeling we'll be visiting your sight quite often from now on. Any info you may have for relocation would be greatly appreciated. Be seeing you, Emil & Jean Bronecki
Jean Bronecki <email@example.com>
St. Francis, WI USA - Saturday, May 13, 2000 at 19:26:24 (CDT)
I just found your website this morning and enjoyed it very much. My husband and I are both "River Rats" and we miss the Mississippi . I grew up near Ferryville, WI. and My husband is a Lansing product. We'll check back with you often when we get home sick!
Vivian Mikkelson Schweinfurth <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kalona, IA USA - Monday, May 08, 2000 at 09:07:54 (CDT)
Doing research on a paper fastener manufactured in your city in 1910. I finally got the info I needed from your Historical Society and a nice letter from Mary O Klein. Thank you Mary. Pat Morency
Patricia E. Morency <email@example.com>
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, May 03, 2000 at 11:33:10 (CDT)
looking for charts and information on the Mississippi from the Ohio river south.
George Blair <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Franklin, PA USA - Friday, April 21, 2000 at 19:07:13 (CDT)
We have always loved the Mississippi Valley and, in fact we have a property available on a high bluff over Ferryville consisting of roughly 3 and a half acres of meadow and two thirds old growth forest. The price is sure to beat the area realtor offerings. Really, it is beautiful and you will love all the eagles and flocks of wild turkeys. Not to mention herds of deer and all the walleye you can stand. Please email us if interested !
Don and Elizabeth Bates <email@example.com>
Milwaukee, WI USA - Sunday, April 16, 2000 at 15:59:37 (CDT)
Our favorite place to stay in Prairie du Chien is the Prairie Motel, because they let our well behaved dog come with us when we go trout fishing in Northeast Iowa, and they have nice woodsy grounds and very clean comfortable large rooms; I am sorry they are not on your website, because I wanted their email address to tell Terry and Linda Thompson what an excellent business they run, and how grateful two busy Iowa lawyers are for the chance to stay with them during our fishing trips.
Catherine Alexander <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Davenport, IA USA - Wednesday, April 05, 2000 at 10:01:08 (CDT)
Found this page looking for a map of the Mississippi river.
Patricia Gregg <pgregg02>
St Louis, MO - Saturday, April 01, 2000 at 21:35:41 (CST)
Very cool web site, especially for those of us that have moved away. I grew up in Balltown, IA with my back yard being one of the most beautiful views in all of Iowa and in my opinion, all of the country. If you want a good old fashion slice of Americana, just go to Balltown via the Great River Road and check out the view. Living in Colorado I have seen some wonderful, breath-taking views, but the big white farm house and classic red barn in the foreground of the mighty Mississippi, surrounded by acres and acres of farmland holds a very precious place in my heart. Stop by Breitbach's restaurant, the oldest family owned restaurant in Iowa. Ask the owner Mike Breitbach to tell you the story of the restaurant. Treat yourself to a big home cooked meal, probably prepared by my mom. So load up the car and get your waving hand ready because the friendly people of Balltown will give you a wonderful welcome. Other areas you will want to stop by on your trip are Eagle Point Park in Dubuque, IA, the Guttenberg overlook, Pikes Peak, and Effigy Mounds.
Dale Klein <email@example.com>
Broomfield, CO USA - Saturday, April 01, 2000 at 08:40:42 (CST)
I'd like to visit the Mississippi river somewhere between St. Paul and St Louis and hire a small boat with pilot to explore the river for a day or two. Any ideas? Thanks !
Andre Papantonio <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Baltimore, - Thursday, March 30, 2000 at 21:27:31 (CST)
Stop by and see Abner and Remus in Alibi Gulch Wisconsin! http://www.alibigulch.com/
Remus Pederson <email@example.com>
Alibi Gulch , WI USA - Sunday, March 19, 2000 at 21:53:18 (CST)
It is a treat to visit this site ever so often. It is beautifully done and interesting. It in impressive that you are open to suggestions and new information and use it.
Ruth Herling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
La Farge, WI USA - Friday, March 10, 2000 at 07:51:36 (CST)
I like your website for Guttenberg/Clayton Iowa. I live in Colesburg but as a web designer.
Kyle Kirby <email@example.com>
Colesburg, IA United States - Saturday, March 04, 2000 at 17:13:04 (CST)
Beautiful web site! I am in search of my grandfathers family, who I think may have come from McGregor, Iowa. My grandfathers name was Al Brooker, which may have been changed from Bruckner. Don't know why the name change. Maybe some of you history buffs can help me out. I believe my great- grand mothers name was Lizzy Snelling. I have an old snapshot taken in McGregor in 1921. It shows several adult males one of which I believe to be my grandfather. I think the occasion might be the death of his mother? as I have a photo of an older woman in her casket, that had to be taken in that same period of time. The photo was taken by Fryklund Studio. Grandfather also had a brother named John, and possibly a sister named Emma. The two brothers left on the early 1900's and homesteaded in Montana. Does any one there know of this family. Please e-mail me. Thanks. Madeline
Madeline Reilly <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lewistown, Mt. Fergus - Sunday, February 27, 2000 at 15:54:09 (CST)
I love the big Mississippi! This site is an inspiration, until I can get to The River again. Thank you for sharing.
Wendy Bunn <email@example.com>
Maynard, IA - Tuesday, February 22, 2000 at 15:52:22 (CST)
I have change servers, please correct my e-mail address, Thanks, M H Oliver PS I still have a lot of fine memories of that area along that river.
Maurice H Oliver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Elizabeth City, NC US - Saturday, February 19, 2000 at 21:59:18 (CST)
I, like so many others are surprised to find so much about a small town. I am searching for historical information about John Ross, he was apparently a 'first' settler in New Albin. Was he related to George Ross, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence? Was he related to John Ross of the Cherokee? I understand that there has been a book written about the early settlers of New Albin, where can I purchase a copy, and what is the title?
Shirley Brooks <email@example.com>
Auburn, WA USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 23:32:41 (CST)
I was born in Prairie and grew up in the Mt Hope area. I left and entered service straight out of high school almost 27 years ago. The one thing I learned in those years is no matter where you go or what you do with yourself there will always be a part of your heart that will forever yearn for home. I don't get back there near what I should. I am still exploring this country of ours, but as Dorothy said in "The Wizard of Oz", "There is no place like home!" The beauty of the countryside, family, the adults you grew to admire as well as the friends you grew up with have never been matched anywhere I have been in my travels. I have met a lot of people in my travels but none, except for my wife has ever touched my heart the way the people of South West Wisconsin has.
Robert Dilley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Forsyth, MT USA - Sunday, February 13, 2000 at 21:09:41 (CST)
My paternal family genealogy rests along the Great River Road, my father Robert A. Kamm, was born in Buena Vista Township, Clayton County, Iowa, just outside of North Buena Vista, his father George C. Kamm was born there also. My paternal grandmother Hattie Wolter Kamm was born in Guttenberg and raised in North Buena Vista. Some of my older relatives are buried in Guttenberg, Sherrill's Mound, and at St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church Cemetery outside of Balltown-Waupeton, Iowa. The Great River Road is a lovely drive. This is a very interesting site.
Kenneth A. Kamm <email@example.com>
Sycamore, IL USA - Monday, January 31, 2000 at 15:54:45 (CST)
My grandfather moved to North McGregor in 1869. His name was George D. Wells. He married Fannie Moncrief there in 1871. My dad, Leo Wells, was born there in 1888. My grandfather lived there until his death in 1926. My dad left home at age 15, so he didn't know much about his family, so I'm searching.
Neil Wells <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Santa Maria, Ca - Monday, January 17, 2000 at 11:58:22 (CST)
Troy Trudo <email@example.com>
Ft. Myers, fl u.s.a. - Tuesday, January 11, 2000 at 15:20:47 (CST)
great site, lots of helpful information! We plan to travel this summer.
Robert Maier <maierr@hotmail>
Massillon, Oh U.S.A. - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 20:01:51 (CST)
I am wondering if there are any people by the name of Sorlie still in that area. Our great-grandparents (Amund & Live) came from that area around 1870. Our grandfather Peter was born in Lansing in 6-9-1874. If anyone has any information about these people contact us please.
Dean Sorlie <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Maddock, ND USA - Sunday, January 09, 2000 at 09:54:49 (CST)
I was born in PDC and have not been back for years! It was great to find a site where I could go back to the place I have only dreamed of in the last 25 years! Hello to my friend Amy Ludvik and the Hiebing Family!
Mary Lundstrom Munoz <email@example.com>
Thornton, CO USA - Monday, January 03, 2000 at 21:06:10 (CST)
I grew up in New Albin, IA and would like to see some pictures of the area. My family and I are stationed overseas and the neighbors in our host nation are always interested in where we come from in the USA and it would be nice to show them pictures.
Maglei Rethwisch <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Gushikawa, Okinawa - Saturday, December 18, 1999 at 23:37:33 (CST)
thanks this was very useful for my school project =)
Brampton, ON Canada - Sunday, December 05, 1999 at 23:39:37 (CST)
I came to this website for my science class and I found a lot of useful information.. look for my brochure on the delta queen!
Liz Schrunk <email@example.com>
Dubuque, IA united states - Friday, December 03, 1999 at 08:04:22 (CST)
Chad Peterson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ironton, WI USA - Sunday, November 28, 1999 at 18:38:58 (CST)
The reason I am on this website is because I recently purchased a watercolor Painting of the old spiral bridge in Hastings. I just had to find something out about it. I understand it was torn down in 1951. I feel I have a real treasure here. Now I would like to find out more about the artist Edward Brewer. The painting is dated 1948.
Hermiston, Oregon, - Monday, November 15, 1999 at 22:04:35 (CST)
I am astounded that you folks have so many web sites; it's great! Thanks for keeping me in touch.
Tom Uss <email@example.com>
Huntsville, AL USA - Saturday, November 13, 1999 at 22:29:55 (CST)
Pretty interesting river I live by now .
Jim Oertel <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Ferryville, WI Crawford - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 18:23:13 (CST)
HEY BRANDON AND TIPPER! JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW I WAS CHECKING OUT YOUR WEBSITE AGAIN. I GOT YOUR LETTER. CONGRATS ON THE GOOD NEWS. I'LL CALL SOON. LOVE, SMAE.
OCEAN, NJ USA - Friday, November 12, 1999 at 14:04:44 (CST)
Great Site!! I grew up in Ferryville and return a few times every year. The river brings back a lot of fond memories.
Dennis Lynch <email@example.com>
Tomah, WI United States - Saturday, November 06, 1999 at 08:56:19 (CST)
We love your website. It's full of information.
Rod &DD <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Detroit, MI United States - Thursday, November 04, 1999 at 09:37:55 (CST)
I grew up and now live in Southern Trempealeau county. I congratulate you on your fine start.
Arcadia, WI US - Wednesday, October 20, 1999 at 06:29:45 (CDT)
Hey, Tipper and Brandon! I had to show Al your website and let you know I miss you guys. I got your snail mail, Tiff and will respond as soon as I get the chance. I loved the lavender and lemongrass soap and will also include the evaluation when I send the letter. I heard from Brian--he seems to be happy en France. I love your website. Talk to you later. Strawberry Fields Forever. PS give Mr. Greg Koelker my regards. LOVE SMAE
ocean, NJ USA - Tuesday, October 19, 1999 at 19:26:35 (CDT)
East Moline, IL rock island - Thursday, October 14, 1999 at 22:04:22 (CDT)
Fred Johnston <email@example.com>
Edina, MN USA - Wednesday, October 06, 1999 at 17:27:10 (CDT)
Prairie Du Chien? Any doll collection shops? Several couples will be traveling along the river on motorcycles from our area on the weekend of 8-9-10 of Oct. and then back along river in Iowa. Respond to this address or mail to Steve dent 204 north pine St. Broomfield Iowa 52537 thanks smd
Steve Dent <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bloomfield, IA Davis - Thursday, September 30, 1999 at 13:59:35 (CDT)
I grew up in Guttenberg, and still miss it. The pictures were great - they captured the natural beauty of the area, but they made me homesick!
Adanna Kellogg Day <email@example.com>
Dickinson, TX - Tuesday, September 28, 1999 at 20:52:32 (CDT)
Will return at a later date to explore this site further.
Peder Schoenfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chaseburg, WI USA - Monday, September 27, 1999 at 19:14:39 (CDT)
glad to see you include the Winona area as it has much history and hope it can be added to further. My ancestors settled in this area so of particular interest to me. Beautiful area to be in. I shall never forget my visits there.
Barbara Decker Asmussen <email@example.com>
Coon Rapids, MN USA - Tuesday, September 14, 1999 at 20:26:26 (CDT)
There is a lot a very useful information to use.
Scott Jorgensen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Lakeville, MN USA - Monday, September 13, 1999 at 08:39:00 (CDT)
I'm very impressed with the information you provided surrounding the River Roads (Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota). Myself & a friend are going to drive around this area Labor Day Weekend. I was asked "What do you want to see?" I had no idea. Thanks to your information, I not only have an idea, I realize I want to see so much that it can't be done in a couple of days. I'll have to come back! Definitely spend more time soliciting shopping, dining, etc. businesses to get them to advertise with your sites! It will greatly benefit the traveler & the businesses!
Michele Schuld <email@example.com>
Stoughton, WI USA - Saturday, September 04, 1999 at 12:08:22 (CDT)
Thanks for the info. Planning on running the highway via boat during retirement
Dave Reeve <firstname.lastname@example.org>
West Palm Bch, Fl USA - Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 20:24:04 (CDT)
PLEASE MAIL INFORMATION ABOUT THE GREAT RIVER ROAD AREA. WE ARE PLANNING TO VISIT IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND MAYBE RELOCATION TO THE AREA. THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP.
Sarah Coleman <SARAH COLEMAN>
Somonauk, ILLINOIS USA - Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 18:00:43 (CDT)
Great website!! Thanks!
Kaia Hill <Kaia.email@example.com>
Minneapolis, MN USA - Thursday, August 19, 1999 at 12:48:13 (CDT)
You're doing a great job, Brandon. I hope the info I sent was helpful to you.
Alma, WI USA - Tuesday, August 17, 1999 at 16:26:47 (CDT)
This is a great idea.
Greg Koelker <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stoddard, WI USA - Monday, August 16, 1999 at 10:05:12 (CDT)
It looks real good Brandon, we just need to get people to give you more information. A lot don't have computers or even know about this site. What if you sent letters to these businesses to let them know & maybe participate with info? We need to get more items listed for all the towns. Perhaps contact a person in each one to get a list of businesses, things going on etc. Just an idea. Keep up the good work. Penny
Penny Henkel <email@example.com>
DeSoto, WI U.S.A. - Monday, August 16, 1999 at 09:40:08 (CDT)
Mr. Vickers, Ms Jensen, you have done a great job on this 'site... made me want to fly over sometime and see the real thing :) The B&B in Alma looks like the kind of place I'd love to stay. Ah well, one day :)
Plymouth, England - Thursday, August 12, 1999 at 13:39:46 (CDT)
A very good site. If Hidden Valleys can be of any help to anyone just e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lew Van Vliet <email@example.com>
Richland Center, WI USA - Tuesday, August 10, 1999 at 22:40:51 (CDT)
Tremendous job Brandon! Excellent pics! I've lived on the river 33 years and you've caught the beauty well. To experience peace, tranquility, excitement and the warm subtle breeze of a summer night can only be felt on the Mississippi. See you there. Dean
Dean Cavanaugh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Prairie du Chien, WI USA - Friday, August 06, 1999 at 08:54:11 (CDT)
I am looking for places to do river trips on the Mississippi. fishing along the way places to put in?
Lydia Olsen <email@example.com>
Hallsville, TX Harrison - Wednesday, August 04, 1999 at 16:32:29 (CDT)
This site was very nice, and included a lot of towns. The one thing missing are entertainment places for the family such as fishing sites, road rentals, go cart racing. Things that would interest families after the parks close. It's hard to find the info needed to make arrangements ahead of time. We are going up to Prairie du Chien tomorrow 8/3/99 for 2-3 days.
Nance Siergiej <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Stockton, IL USA - Monday, August 02, 1999 at 13:40:42 (CDT)0
I saw the write up on your website in last Sunday's Star Tribune. I thought I would stop in and take a look at your site. You have done a really great job and I like the layout of the site. Your site was quite informative and entertaining. I can't wait to see more!
Saint Paul, MN USA - Saturday, July 31, 1999 at 00:08:11 (CDT)
Looks like a great start to a wonderful website. Looking forward to watching it grow
Wayzata, MN - Sunday, July 25, 1999 at 09:57:44 (CDT)
Come on Guttenberg and Clayton...let's get going and get more stuff up here to attract the people. You have it all...and best of all nice people!! Hope to see you in the fall!!
David M. Reinhardt <email@example.com>
South Elgin, IL USA - Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 18:36:17 (CDT)
This is very interesting
Oelwein, IA Fayette - Wednesday, July 21, 1999 at 09:41:01 (CDT)
I was born and raised in Viroqua and taught in rural schools on the river in the good old days. My favorite drive has been and still is along 35. No matter what the Season, it is beautiful. We will be entertaining friends from Europe this year and we always take them to see the River and if we're lucky a barge going through the locks. They always want to see the Mississippi. Isn't that funny? They have the Danube and the Thames, and the Rhine Rivers and they can't wait the see our Mississippi.
Ruth Herling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
LaFarge, WI USA - Sunday, April 11, 1999 at 15:20:58 (CDT)
Cool site. Was interesting. Loved the riverboat scene, was so peaceful looking.
Owatonna, MN USA - Wednesday, March 31, 1999 at 01:32:13 (CST)
Chad Peterson <email@example.com>
Ironton, WI USA - Monday, March 29, 1999 at 00:02:32 (CST)
Planning a trip to your part of the country in conjunction with COG National this summer.
Bob Saeger <GS750T@aol.com>
Bethlehem, PA USA - Monday, March 15, 1999 at 17:31:25 (CST)
I lived in a little town called Fulton right across the Mississippi River in Illinois. I had just got married, right out of College and my first job was at a fertilizer plant called American Agricultural Chemical Company. I am planning on visiting this town in the near future and would like some information on the town at the present time. Sincerely, Maurice H Oliver
Maurice H Oliver <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Elizabeth City, NC US - Saturday, February 27, 1999 at 21:08:36 (CST)
Good to see this site on the net.- I am seeking a weeklong getaway and need info on lodging/fishing/golf in the Prairie Du Chien area. E-mail suggestions welcome! Thanx
Robin Smith <email@example.com>
Milwaukee, WI - Monday, February 15, 1999 at 11:55:42 (CST)
Enjoyed browsing around your site Brandon. Dubuque is quite familiar to me, use to live in P-vile. Keep up the great work!:)
Reedsburg, WI - Wednesday, February 03, 1999 at 16:49:00 (CST)
We are searching for a list of motels along this GREAT river road...Please help!
Ames, IA story - Thursday, October 01, 1998 at 09:30:22 (CDT)
Enjoyable reading. I'll check back for more. Curious about local doll collectors & I'm in the market for 2 baby white llamas. Also I collect strawberry items. Do our neighbors in Strawberry Point, Iowa?
Gays Mills, WI USA - Wednesday, September 09, 1998 at 22:12:07 (CDT)
I am looking for as much info on Iowa as I can get. If you have any could you please email it too me. Christina
Guttenberg, IA U.S.A. - Wednesday, September 02, 1998 at 16:46:03 (CDT)
Keep up the good work and I enjoy stopping by a few time a month
Jim martin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Conway Springs, KS USA - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 18:04:14 (CDT)
This is a really great site. Keep up the good work!
PdC , WI 53821 - Tuesday, September 01, 1998 at 05:27:48 (CDT)
Just stopped in to check this out.
Brandon Vickers <email@example.com>
PdC, WI 53821 - Sunday, August 16, 1998 at 00:24:04 (CDT)
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821 - Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 17:50:55 (CDT)
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