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Big River 2007
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Highlights of the January-February 2007 issue.
Lake Pepin is a hot spot for the oldest and coldest extreme sport on the river.
In School on the River, in La Crosse, Wis., students learn on the water as well as in the classroom.
Green Tree Hotel
LeClaire's riverfront elm tree was a witness to river history.
River Condo Bubble?
Are condos on the river the new cabins up north?
Part houseboat, part boathouse, they're the latest thing on the water.
They need to burn to survive.
Resting with the Ancients
Indian mounds and settlers' graves intermingle at a picturesque riverside cemetery near Genoa, Wisconisin.
These silver fish gather in enormous schools before spawning in spring.
Enjoy good food and a view of the Mississippi at Dubuque's island restaurant.
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of the May-June 2007 issue.
the Mississippi River Trail
A 3,000-mile bicycle route links Lake
Itasca and the Gulf of Mexico.
Summer Festivals on the
It’s time for music, food, parades and festive fun.
Guide to Renting a Houseboat
Have you ever thought of exploring the
river in the comfort of a houseboat?
Rattlesnakes on the Bluffs and Backwaters
Timber rattlers and massasaugas may rattle
some humans, but they have more to fear from us.
An 1880s resort is transformed in a small
rivertown with a rich history.
Taking it to the Bank — The
joys of bank fishing
The investment in gear is small, but the
rewards are priceless.
in New Albin, Iowa
Drive deep into the backwaters.
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Highlights of the
July-August 2007 issue.
on the River
There's nothing rowers like better than a long straight stretch of quiet river
Butterflies of the Upper Mississippi River
Up a Neighborhood
Expansion of Archer-Daniels-Midland facilities
in Clinton, Iowa, is changing the neighborhood
of South Clinton into an industrial area.
River Books for Summer Reading
Travel memoirs, bug books, kid science
and Chad Pregracke's story -- great summer
Sylvan Island in the Quad Cities
the September-October 2007 issue.
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Remembering Prairie du
Chien’s Fourth Ward
A man remembers his childhood on St. Feriole
Island, in a neighborhood that no longer
Like eagles and hawks, these soaring birds
ride thermals over the river bluffs.
Small eco-tours can get you out to places
you can’t see from overlooks or bigger boats.
Treasures Along the River — Fountain City Houses
If you look around, you’ll find several intriguing historic
houses that reflect river history.
Grilling Up Good Times at the Trempealeau
A favorite river restaurant has upscaled
Bogus Creek Cafe
You can dine alfresco on a tree-shaded patio
in this Stockholm, Wis., restaurant.
Picnic in the Park in Guttenberg
Pick up a lunch, kick back and head to Guttenberg,
Iowa’s, mile-long riverside park.
River Places: Maiden Rock
Walk out for an extraordinary view, but watch for
snakes, drop-offs and poison ivy.
the November-December 2007 issue.
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Bridges over the Mississippi
Know your bridges from the Twin Cities to Muscatine, Iowa. Includes informational chart of all bridges.
Galena — Preserving
History and Thriving on It
Urban renewal? Clear out old buildings
for parking lots? Not in Galena, Ill.
The Day World War II Came to Lake Pepin
A B-24 bomber went down in nasty weather
one day in December 1944.
Tundra swans spend
half of the year migrating.
River Places: Indian Mounds Park
St. Paul, Minn.
Books: It’s a good year for river books — history, travel guides, adventure
guides, fiction, birds and children’s books.