Missouri River Country
The Missouri River is one of the most defining natural elements in the St. Louis region, both in landscape and in history.
Whether you are interested in local food, grapes and wine, architecture, history, conservation or art, there is a unique story in this book for you!
This colorful coffee-table book features current and historic photos in its 192 pages as well as original artwork by artist Bryan Haynes depicting events in Missouri River Country. Missouri River Country: 100 Miles of Stories and Scenery from Hermann to the Confluence features, in an unprecedented way, the places and stories that make up the fabric of life in the countryside west of St. Louis along the Missouri River. The book weaves that together with the conservation measures needed to preserve the landscape into a compelling and unique anthology.
Conceived and developed by Dan Burkhardt, founder of the Katy Land Trust and co-founder of Magnificent Missouri, in partnership with those organizations and The Nature Conservancy.
I hope readers will pick up this book to read about a subject they love and learn about another they may not know as much about. Whether you are interested in local food, grapes and wine, architecture, history, conservation or art, there is a unique story or vignette in this book for you. This 100-mile stretch of the Missouri River Valley is a terrific civic asset for St. Louis, and what has happened there is remarkable. Missouri River Country is a tribute to the natural resources and history that make our region so special.”
~ Dan Burkhardt