Tag Archive for Tennessee River

Shantyboat in the Paducah Labor Day Parade. Nathan Lynn playing banjo while Wes tries to make banjo sounds that are not too disharmonious. Photo by Mitch Kimball

A Journey Home

Two weeks in Paducah and then a hellbent journey across…

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Tribune-Courier: Floating Artist

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

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Secret History shantyboat visits the American Queen at Port of Paducah

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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Artist Wes Modes aboard the shantyboat Dotty, floating down the Tennessee River this summer as part of Modes' oral history project "A Secret History of American River People." (Dennis Pillion | dpillion@al.com)

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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Saltillo’s Ghost Marina

Not sure this marina in Saltillo is going to have…

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Tori Bailey of WZZA Soul Radio

We very nearly interviewed Tori Bailey, possibly the busiest person…

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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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Anthony Givens Fathers Store

One of the last mom and pop stores

After World War II around 1955, my dad got a…

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Family Shantyboat Photos

One of the many folks we met in Florence Alabama…

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Knoxville, Tennessee

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

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Fundraising for the Tennessee River

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

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