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Atlas Obscura: An Artist, a Shantyboat, and the Lost History of American River Communities

Wes Modes is documenting life along America’s waterways. Atlas ObscuraBy…

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Boating: Wes Modes, Artist/Doc­u­men­tar­ian/ Shanty Boater

Armed with a home­made shanty boat and a video cam­era,…

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First Friday Santa Cruz: Secret History Project Tells Untold Stories of the San Lorenzo River

For local artist Wes Modes, this process of finding and…

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HeraldWeekly: The Lost History of American River Communities, Revisited by an Artist in a Shantyboat

HeraldWeeklyby Mark Villanueva Wes Modes is documenting life along America’s…

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Portsmouth Daily-Times: American River People

Portsmouth Daily-Timesby Ivy Potter Several artists have made their way…

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Gallipolis Daily Tribune: Shantyboaters seek river people secrets

Gallipolis Daily Tribuneby Dean Wright GALLIPOLIS — A trio of…

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Clutch MOV: A Secret History of American River People

Clutch MOVby Sarah Arnold Though once abundant along the shores…

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Marietta Times: Shantyboat historian spends time in Marietta

"It is so cool to be in that space, gathering…

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WTRF: “Shanty Boat” sails away today in Moundsville

According to Wes Modes, the project hopes to uncover the…

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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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Midwest Cultural Envy from a Californian

I arrive in the Quad Cities, towns with traces of…

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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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