Shantyboat in the Paducah Labor Day Parade

Shantyboat in the Paducah Labor Day Parade. Nathan Lynn playing…

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Lowertown Paducah kiln firing

Lowertown Sunday kiln firing with Mitch Kimball

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Looking through the Mary Wheeler collection at the Paducah Library

Looking through the Mary Wheeler collection at the McCracken County…

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Busy day at Secret History open house

Busy day at Secret History open house

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Secret History talk at River Discovery Center, Paducah

Secret History talk at River Discovery Center, Paducah

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Rev Kempton Baldridge one of a few chaplains for more than 4000 towboats

Rev Kempton Baldridge one of a few chaplains for more…

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Shantyboat On display

Shantyboat On display today and tomorrow. Open House 10-2pm Saturday…

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Bruce Walker king of the bar-b-Que in north Paducah

Bruce Walker king of the bar-b-Que in north Paducah at…

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Paduca Sun: Artist-in-residence Modes slated to discuss journey of shantyboat

Paducah Arts Alliance artist-in-residence Wes Modes and his 1940s-era shantyboat…

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David Nickell talks about his family history in the Land Between the Rivers

David Nickell talks about his family history in the Land…

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Merryman Kemp founder of Merryman House

Maryman Kemp founder of Maryman House, a shelter for survivors…

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An afternoon by the river on the shantyboat.

An afternoon by the river on the shantyboat.

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Louie Kirchhoff baker in Paducah for 75 years

Louie Kirchhoff who has lived in Paducah for 75 years,…

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Nathan Blake Lynn, musician, historian, and amateur folk musicologist

Nathan Blake Lynn, musician, historian, and amateur folk musicologist. Interview…

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Shantyboat at Paducah Farmers Market

Shantyboat at Paducah Farmers Market

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African glass beads at the Paducah Farmers Market

African glass beads at Melanie and Erileigh's stall at the…

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Anita Stamper, our generous host at the beautiful Mav House

Anita Stamper, our generous host at the beautiful Mav House

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Capt Ron Gray Jr of the American Queen meets the captain of the Shantyboat Dotty

Capt Ron Gray Jr of the American Queen meets the…

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Secret History shantyboat visits the American Queen at Port of Paducah

Secret History shantyboat visits the American Queen at Port of…

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AL.com: On a shantyboat in Alabama, nights are hot, food is good and stories flow

Smack dab in the middle of the Tennessee River, between…

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Paducah WPSD: Secret History of River People coming to Paducah

The River Discovery Center in Paducah will host an exhibit…

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Secret History installation at the River Discovery Center in Paducah

Secret History installation at the River Discovery Center in Paducah

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Shantyboat from Founder’s Room at the River Discovery Center

Shantyboat seen through the windows of the Founder's Room at…

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West Kentucky Star: Artist Concludes Daring River Voyage in Paducah

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

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Age reels in a whopper

Age reels in a whopper

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My favorite Secret History paparazzi photo

My favorite Secret History paparazzi photo. Back from the Benzy…

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Adrian playing dress up

Adrian playing dress up. He already had the radio on…

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Captain and two ships mates, Age and Penske, arrive after trials and tribulations at Kenlake Marina

Captain and two ships mates, Age and Penske, arrive after…

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Oh no! Freddie’s transmission died in the middle of Lake Kentucky

Oh no! We lost the rest of Freddie's transmission in…

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Old Danville Grain Elevator submerged by the inundated Tennessee River

Old Danville Grain Elevator submerged by the inundated Tennessee River…

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Our first volunteer fish dinner

Our first volunteer fish dinner! When we to hop in…

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