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Fair Companies: How shantyboats down the Mississippi helped build a culture

Long before Wes Modes began planning a journey down the…

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Laughing Squid: Artist Rides Rivers in a Homemade Shantyboat to Learn About the People Who Live on the Banks

Wes Modes, an artist and lecturing professor at UC Santa…

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Tribune-Courier: Floating Artist

In general, when people are posed with the question, ‘What…

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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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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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West Kentucky Star: Artist Concludes Daring River Voyage in Paducah

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

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Alabama WHNT: California man lives on a ‘Shanty Boat’ documenting Florence residents

It’s one of the oddest sights you might see on…

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Times Daily: Telling secrets: California artist gathers river stories from a shanty

Times Daily By Monica Collier For four days, Friday through…

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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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WAFF Huntsville: Shanty floating down the TN seeking hidden histories of river people [VIDEO]

Get close enough to the Tennessee river, you can hear…

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WVLT Knoxville: Shanty boat tours America’s rivers via Knoxville [VIDEO]

It's a hot summer day on Knoxville's Volunteer Landing and…

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UK DailyMail: Could you live on a ‘shantyboat’? Artist calls this tiny homemade floating shack home as he journeys around the Tennessee River

A homemade 'shanty boat' is currently floating down the Tennessee…

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Huntsville Times: Fishing For Stories

Artist cruises into Huntsville today (or tomorrow) on a shantyboat…

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Guntersville Gleam: He’s running the river in a shanty boat

Guntersville Advertiser-Gleam by Joe Cagle People in Guntersville are used…

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Knoxville Mercury: Shanty Dreams: A Quest for the Forgotten Stories of the Tennessee River

“What the hell have I gotten myself into?” is all…

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Artist on Tennessee River Journey to Gather Stories

California artist collecting stories of river people HI-RES PHOTOS AVAILABLE:…

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Chattanooga Times Free Press: Rollin’ on the River: Artist heading down Tennessee River, documenting the lives of river people

Life on America's vast rivers always fascinated Wes Modes. As…

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Chattanooga Times Free Press: Man and dog to explore Tennessee River on self-made shantyboat

Shantyboat stops along the Tennessee River As of print, the…

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Santa Cruz Sentinel: Artist turns a journey down the Mississippi into rich oral history

We're all sharing our "How I Spent My Summer Vacation"…

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Small and Not So Small Town Press [Updated]

We’ve done our best to try to let people know…

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La Crosse WXOW: 2 art students take journey in shantyboat on Mississippi

Two art students from California are traveling down the Mississippi…

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La Crosse Tribune: Artist plies Mississippi in Shantyboat to net historical portraits

California-based artists Wes Modes and Kai Dalgleish are traveling down…

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Winona Post: History afloat down the river

It is August on Latsch Island, that beautiful time of…

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Minneapolis Star Tribune: Shantyboat heads down the Mississippi, gathering stories

The Mississippi River has changed in many ways over the…

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Hastings Star Gazette: California artist in shantyboat stops in Hastings during Mississippi River tour

Hastings Star Gazette/Pierce County Herald by Chad Richardson It’s not uncommon…

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Odds and Ends We Still Need

This is like a Secret History scavenger hunt whose items…

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