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An interview with artist Butch Anthony literally sitting in Cypress Creek [AUDIO]

An interview with artist Butch Anthony literally sitting in Cypress…

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Join us for a Secret History exhibition at Kennedy Douglass…

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Florence Courier-Journal: The River’s Life and People

A rustic recreated 1940s shanty boat, a daring river voyage,…

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A Morning with Zachary Nelson [AUDIO]

We ran into Zach Nelson while we were docked at…

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Sonnie Hereford, Civil Rights Pioneer

We were fortunate to be able to talk to Sonnie…

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An Interview with the Arsenal Archaeologist

I had the opportunity to interview Ben Hoksbergen, archaeologist for…

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Doris Turner – What does the river mean to you? [VIDEO]

Excerpt from interview with Dorris Turner in Guntersville, Alabama along…

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TVA bans new floating homes, but allows existing homes to stay

Since the 1950s, floating homes on the water have been…

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Knoxville Mercury: Life Aboard the Shantyboat Dotty [SLIDESHOW]

Knoxville Mercury By Clay Duda [metaslider id=5031]

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An Hour of Cicadas [AUDIO]

Want to know what these warm summer nights sound like?…

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Gifts From Strangers

We are constantly overwhelmed by the generosity of strangers. We…

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Sam Houston and the Secret History of Hiwassee Island

He ran away from home and lived with an eccentric…

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The Problem with Large Boats

"Every year, boats are getting bigger and bigger." Numerous people…

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Knoxville, Tennessee

We are in beautiful Knoxville, Tennessee where the weather is…

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How You Make This Project Happen

I’ve already mentioned to you that the Secret History project…

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So Far So Good

As I type we are speeding down an Oklahoma highway…

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The Battle Against the Ever-Growing Ever-Multiplying ToDo List Monster

Oh god. Down to a matter of hours before we…

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Preparing the Shantyboat

We've been working like mad to get the boat ready…

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A Crazy Plan to Launch the Shantyboat in the Ocean [Video]

We launched in the Santa Cruz Harbor yesterday and pulled the boat…

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Kickstarter: Just a Few Days Left and Almost There

We are trying to raise $5580 before May 31st to…

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A Tangle of Wires, Shredded Tin, and a Descent Into Madness

Just a few weeks until we leave! Aaaa! Panic! Electrical…

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What the hell are we doing?

Well, there is some beer drinking, some power tool noises,…

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Going Into the Third Year of This Successful Project

Thanks to you, the second year expedition of the Secret…

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Fundraising for the Tennessee River

I’m excited to tell you that the Secret History project…

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Shantyboat Near Dubuque, Iowa [VIDEO]

Shanytboat video taken by the Open Research Buoy.

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Shanty Boat Blues [Audio]

Jimmy Murphy recorded Shanty Boat Blues sometimes in the late…

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A Magical Gathering of Artists

Minneapolis successfully attempts to woo us with its charms.

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Farting Around Muscatine and a Sudden Road Trip

We explore small town Iowa life and take a brief…

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The Final Fate of the Shantyboat Dotty and a Question

What became of us? What became of the Shantyboat Doty?…

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The Pearl Button Capital of the World

At the turn of the 20th Century, the Mississippi River…

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Mark Twain’s Favorite View of the River

In Muscatine, Iowa there is a point overlooking the river…

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