Thinking Out Loud: Growing Up with the Missouri River

Sep 14, 2017

Dan and Connie Burkhardt were guests of Darren Hellwege on a recent episode of Thinking Out Loud. The Burkhardt's discussed their recent book, Growing Up with the River in advance of their September 19 lecture on the MU campus.

Credit MagnificentMissouri.org

Targeted towards a younger audience, the book tells the history of the authors' families through descriptions of a string of Missouri River towns. The book “…aims to help educate and groom the next generation of conservationists in Missouri,” said Connie Burkhardt. She added that the book can be a great primer for the curious reader wanting to know more about the history and geography of the Missouri River region. The book takes readers on a tour of Missouri River towns that range from rural hamlets, like the authors' hometown Marthasville to booming Chesterfield. side of the Show-Me State. Growing Up with the River addresses key moments in Missouri’s past and illuminates how the Missouri River played a role following those major occurrences.

The 119-page coffee table book was recently published by non-profit organizations, the Katy Land Trust and Magnificent Missouri.

Authors Dan and Connie Burkhardt and book illustrator Bryan Haynes will give the 2017 Jacquelyn Kay Jones Lecture starting at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September in MU's Memorial Union Stotler Lounge.