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Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi Valley Traveler Dean Klinkenberg is a St. Louis-based writer who gave up the world of academic psychology to write about life along the Mississippi River. He has published seven guidebooks for the Mississippi Valley and two mysteries (Rock Island Lines and Double-Dealing in Dubuque) set in places along

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St. Louis author Dean Klinkenberg, the Mississippi Valley Traveler, has spent a decade exploring the backwaters and back roads of the Mississippi River Valley, from the Headwaters in northern Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico. He’s worn out a car driving up and down the Great River Road and back up again (130,000 miles and

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