Big River Magazine
Mississippi River stories and news

November-December 2007
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River Place

Indian Mounds Park
St. Paul, Minn.

November-December River News
Excerpts and Links to more information

Bridges over the Mississippi

National Bridge Inventory

National Bridge Inventory Database Search Form (this site makes the Inventory useable. It is a service of

The Bridges and Structures of the
Major Rivers of Minneapolis and St. Paul

The Bridges and Structures
of the Upper Mississippi River: Cairo, Illinois, to Red Wing, Minnesota
(These two sites by John Weeks are full of photos and commentary.)

River Books
It’s a good year for river books — history, travel guides, adventure guides, fiction, birds and children’s books.


Galena — Preserving History and Thriving on It
Urban renewal? Clear out old buildings for parking lots? Not in Galena, Ill.
By Pamela Eyden

Links: Galena/Jo Daviess County CVB

The Day World War II Came to Lake Pepin
A B-24 bomber went down in nasty weather one day in December 1944.
By Bob Parrott

Blog discussing B-24 crash

Tundra Swans
Tundra swans spend half of the year migrating.
By Molly McGuire