I have been following a modern-day shantyboat adventure that will interest many of our readers! Wes Modes has been working diligently for more than a year to organize and implement his effort to document more of the history and personal stories of people who live along the river. Wes has been traveling south through the Upper Mississippi, blogging his “Secret History of American River People.” His most recent entries include Dubuque, IA
See more here: http://peoplesriverhistory.us
We have also published an authentic shantyboat adventure online dating from the 1930s by CARL FRANSON.
Enjoy that story here… http://www.greatriver.com/2ndage/index.html