The Palisades between Alton and Grafton, Illinois (photo taken Aug 2013). See more Photos here.
I began writing about the Mississippi Valley in January 2007. Since that time, I’ve worn out a car, hiked up ...
When you travel along the Mississippi River, it doesn’t take long to figure out that part of the charm is ...
Sometimes we need to remind people that there’s a river near them. Sure, we may kinda remember something about a ...
I’ve been lucky enough to take a couple of 2-day canoe trips on the Mississippi River this year. In April, ...
It seems that the Mississippi only makes it in the news when it’s flooding or something happens that slows down ...
Keokuk is a fascinating place. Once an important river town and bustling community, Keokuk today is striding the line between obscurity and irrelevance. What happened? History The first European to move into the area was apparently Dr. Samuel C. Muir who built a cabin here in 1820. Muir had been a surgeon in the US […]
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Comments From Readers
“If you are planning to take the Great River Road along the Mississippi River…be sure to take along these new travel guides by Dean Klinkenberg… Actually, the books are entertaining to read without leaving your chair.”
–Becky Sisco, Big River Magazine, Jan/Feb 2010.
“Hey, Just found, read and finished your Lansing to Le Claire. Being a 78 year old that has followed the Mississippi, up and down, all my life, I thought I had little more to learn about the cities, villages and crossroads along the river. Not So! Absolutley loved your book. Great history, great descriptions, great humor. Just top notch!
Thanks for the great writing.
–Don Staats, Onalaska, Wisconsin