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American Folklore     View
Retellings of tall tales, historical folklore, regional folktales, state folktales, spooky stories, stories featuring famous characters from history, and folktales about the weather. Browsable. By Sandra E. Schlosser, a librarian and freelance author ...

Born on a Mountaintop? Davy Crockett, Tall Tales, and History     View
This lesson plan (for grades 3-5) uses the legend of Davy Crockett to teach students about the characters, events, and literary characteristics of tall tales. Includes suggested activities and links to online material about Crockett and tall tales. F ...

St. Urho: Patron Saint of Finland     View
"The legend of St. Urho began in Northern Minnesota in the 1950s. ... However, there are differing opinions as to whether it began with ... fables ... or the tongue-in-cheek tales told by Richard Mattson of Virginia [Minnesota]." The site p ...

The Maritime Heritage Project (MHP)     View
The history of ships reaching and leaving San Francisco is presented with newspaper articles, letters, advertisements, passenger quotes, statistics, poetry, and illustrations. There are sketches of travel conditions, migration, commerce, the gold rus ...


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