The Mississippi River is one of this country's most iconic features. It has played an important role in our nation's history, business, and culture. Listen into this week's Writers' Voices as Cheryl Fusco-Johnson talks with travel writer, Dean Klinkenberg. Dean has travelled 75,000 miles since 1997 along the Mississippi, researching the history and culture, talking to locals, to learn more about river towns and the people who inhabit them.
Dean's most recent book, "The Driftless Area: Along The Mississippi From Hastings, Minnesota to Lansing, Iowa", is the third installment in Dean's Mississippi Valley Traveler guides. These pocket-sized guides give the low-down on each river community, including the history, the culture, and tips on where to eat, where to sleep, and what to see.