About Me

Hey. I’m Dean Klinkenberg, and I love sharing stories, especially about the people and places along the Mississippi River. Old Man River cuts a deep path through the heart of North America and through our collective imaginations. I can’t get enough of it. I live in St. Louis, Missouri, in an old city neighborhood that is just a short drive from the Mississippi.

I grew up in the American Midwest and developed wanderlust at an early age, thanks to a family that took long summer road trips and couldn’t settle in one place for more than a couple of years. After I finished high school in southern Minnesota, I set aside my ambitions to become a professional bowler and went to college in La Crosse, Wisconsin, where the Mississippi River first got its hooks in me...

Dean Klinkenberg

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