Stuart, Iowa

Where Jack Kerouac ‘took one little walk along the lonely brickwalls illuminated by one lamp, with the prairie brooding at the end of each little street and the smell of corn like dew in the night.’ and ‘… where years later Neal and I were stopped for suspicion in what looked like a stolen Cadillac’. … Continue reading

Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois

A few photos from Davenport and Rock Island, cities Kerouac passed through on his cross-country journeys described in On The Road . Unfortunately, unlike the ‘warm Midwest sun’ in the book, the weather in Davenport was absolutely dreadful – it was raining the whole day I spent there so I didn’t really feel like exploring … Continue reading