Observation Deck

4,256-acre Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is a  preserve located on the south side of the Missouri River at its confluence with the Mississippi River. Annually they plant Sunflower fields for residents to explore and photograph. In the photo is an observation deck that makes an interesting addition to the photo. Columbia Bottom is for thoseContinue reading “Observation Deck”

Laona and Northern Railway

The Laona and Northern Railway is a heritage railroad in Laona, Wisconsin. A former freight railroad, it was incorporated in 1902 for the R. Connor Company of Marshfield, Wisconsin, to haul lumber to its mill in Laona and then transport it to the Soo Line interchange 8 miles north in Laona Junction. This train isContinue reading “Laona and Northern Railway”

New Harmony

A favorite place to visit in the Midwest is New Harmony, Indiana. One fall visit was rewarded with these fantastic colors. New Harmony is one of those communities wedged in the past and present. Main features include 19th Century, early 20th Century and modernistic architecture. People drive for hours just to have lunch at theirContinue reading “New Harmony”