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  • American Folklore [pick] [read review]
    Retellings of folktales, myths, legends, tall tales, and ghost stories from each of the 50 states including Paul Bunyan, Jesse James, Pecos Bill, and more.
  • American Folklore Society (AFS)
    Association of people who create and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world.
  • Folklore Society of Greater Washington
    To further the understanding, appreciation, and performance of the traditional folk music and folklore of the American people. We hold numerous events throughout the DC area.
  • Crockett, Davy (1786-1836) (7)
    Read about Davy Crockett, the 19th-century American folk hero, soldier, and politician. Sites provide an overview of his biography, timeline, quotes, articles, and text of a speech by the King of the Wild Frontier.
  • Weird U.S.
    Collection of odd news clippings, bizarre facts, little-known historical anecdotes, and anomalous encounters from around the country.
  • Paul Bunyan (5)
    Learn about Paul Bunyan, the mythical lumberjack through sites featuring articles, essays, audiobook, and images of the American folk hero of the tall tales.
  • Jones, Casey (1863-1900) (3)
    Read about Casey Jones, the legendary engineer from Jackson, Tennessee through sites featuring stories, articles, essays, and info on the Casey Jones Railroad Museum State Park.
  • Johnny Appleseed (Chapman, John) (1774-1845) (6)
    Explore sites about John Chapman, the nurseryman popularly known as Johnny Appleseed. Sites feature history, articles, timeline, puzzles, and images of the man who introduced the apple to large parts of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois.
  • American Folk
    Stories about people you know: a carhop, a miniature golf pro, the grandson of the inventor of the fortune cookie, and more.
  • American Folklore: Tall Tales
    Arranged by topic.
  • John Henry (5)
    Learn about John Henry, the African-American folk hero through sites featuring stories, articles, and profile of the steel-driver of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad company.
  • Pecos Bill (3)
    Read about Pecos Bill, the mythical cowboy immortilized in numerous tall tales through sites featuring his profile, stories, and article on the folk hero of the Old West.
  • Folklore, Legends, Tall Tales: An Interactive Casebook for Knox County, Indiana
    Hyperlinked article featuring the vibrant past of Vincennes and Knox County.
  • Project MUSE: Journal of American Folklore
    Publishes book, film, and exhibit reviews as well as articles on expressive culture and how groups make meaning through interactive activities.
  • 42eXplore: Tall Tales
    Large collection of links dedicated to the uniquely American story form.
  • Mike Fink (3)
    Find out about Mike Fink, the keelboatman of the Old West, through sites featuring articles, profile, and stories about the legendary hero of the American tall tale.
  • Maine Folklife Center
    Collects folklore, oral history, traditional music, and photographs of Maine and Eastern Canada.
  • Captain Stormalong (3)
    Find out more about Alfred Bulltop Stormalong, the folk hero of the American tall tales, through sites narrating the legend behind the sailor popularly known as Captain Stormalong.
  • VOICES: The Journal of New York Folklore
    Dedicated to publishing the content of folklore in the words and images of its creators and practitioners.
  • Devil's Tramping Ground
    Barren circle in the North Carolina forest where legend states the Devil makes nightly walks while plotting evil.

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