"Dufur's guide gives a feel for the towns with his insightful descriptions and photographs. He uses imagery to portray what is to be found there." -- Veronica Del Real, Missourian Weekend
"Dufur, a reporter by schooling, has an eye for stories. . . . And after a long jaunt through Latin America, he knows the value of a good guidebook. " -- Lisa Groshong, Columbia Daily Tribune
"The Katy Trail Guidebook is a 'must have' for anyone interested in our Missouri heritage. The book is more than a guidebook for bicyclists and walkers
. . . it is also an insightful look at the history of the Katy Railroad and the many small communities that grew up along the railroad."
- Franklin McMillan -- Antioch Publication
"The guidebook is readable, thorough and permeated with a tone of infectious mirth." -- R. C. Adams, Boone County Journal
"Where most guidebook authors finish, Dufur is just getting warmed up. . . . This book contains fun facts not even a history teacher would know." -- Chuck MacDonald, St. Louis Times --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.