Introduction Barely more than a few houses, the small village is surrounded by a large state forest. History This area was notorious during the Civil War as a hideout for a gang of pirates, but Reno was built by the railroad, not gangsters. The mouth of Crooked Creek was the transfer point for trains on […]
I’m in the La Crosse area for a few days waiting to pick up copies of my newest book: The Mississippi Valley Traveler Guide to the Driftless Area. It’s been a real treat to enjoy the region at a more leisurely pace than when I was researching the guide book. No rushing around from sunrise […]
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“…author Dean Klinkenberg equips readers with the knowledge they need to make the most of their visit. ‘Driftless Area Travel Guide’ is a must for any Mississippi traveler.”
–The Midwest Book Review, January 2011.
“…written in a humorous, colloquial style…”
–Joe Holleman, St. Louis Post-Dispatch. March 28, 2010
“The guides...make for a solid introduction for travel along Iowa's eastern border.”
–Nick Bergus, The Iowan. July/August 2010
Comments From People Who Bought a Book
“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