When you travel along the Mississippi River, it doesn’t take long to figure out that part of the charm is the small towns and big cities of the river valley. The Mississippi Valley Traveler guidebooks cover those river towns from Hastings, Minnesota to the Quad Cities, with comprehensive coverage of each community’s history, and suggestions […]
Bluegrass artists have, over the years, written many songs about the Mississippi River, an interest that continues to today. Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver are arguably among the best bluegrass artists out there today. You can find this song about letting the river take you home–Mississippi River, Let Your Flow–on their 2007 CD called More Behind […]
I’m lucky enough to live a short 20-minute drive from the point where North America’s two longest rivers meet. which means I get a lot of opportunities to photograph the confluence and to do so at different times of year. The two panoramas below were taken at a time when both rivers were near historically […]
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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