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Trail Blazers: The Free-Spirited and Extraordinary Lives of Ted and Pat Jones


This book celebrates the story of Ted and Pat Jones, the Missouri couple who worked to create the Katy Trail and turned their central Missouri farm into a 700 acre Conservation Area— providing places where all of us could experience the natural beauty of Missouri. All proceeds from book sales go to Magnificent Missouri.

Written by Jeannette Cooperman with cover comments from Former Attorney General John Ashcroft, Former Governor Jay Nixon and Penny Pennington, Managing Partner, Edward Jones.

Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri


Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri takes a brief look at each of the nine generations that have grown up in nine different communities since Lewis and Clark traveled the river for their epic Voyage of Discovery.

Authors: Dan and Connie Burkhardt
Introduction by Frances Levine, President, Missouri History Museum
Epilogue by Jon Landau, Producer of Avatar and Titanic
Illustrations by Bryan Haynes

Missouri River Country


Missouri River Country: 100 Miles of Stories and Scenery From Hermann to the Confluence presents readers with a beautiful look at the river valley's lush scenery and rich history, connecting you with the region and the importance of conserving it.

Author: Dan Burkhardt
230 photos and illustrations and from the perspective of more than 60 contributors
Published in partnership with Missouri Life Media

Special Magnificent Missouri Edition of “The Man Who Planted Trees” – A Conservation Classic


In the new special edition of The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono, the original text of the book and the beautiful woodcut illustrations are accompanied by a foreword and afterword written by Dan Burkhardt about Magnificent Missouri, the Missouri River valley, and the land along the Katy Trail.

100% of the proceeds go to support our mission of conserving and increasing appreciation of the Katy Trail and the last 100 miles of the Missouri River Valley — as a premier regional asset — through education, events, and collaborative projects.