Tall Tales and Legends Language Arts

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Johnny Appleseed

United States pioneer who planted apple trees as he traveled (1774-1845)

Johnny Appleseed

John Chapman, American pioneer who introduced apple trees to large parts of Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana. Kind and generous- legend in his own time

John Henry

folklore hero who is most associated with the Industrial Revolution

John Henry

died with his hammer in his hand; railroad man; steel driving man

John Henry

The steel-driving railroad man became a legend after a race against a steam drill.

Casey Jones

United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train

Casey Jones

In the Spring of 1900, died at the throttle while trying to slow down his crashing train, " Cannonball" to save the lives of his passengers.

Mike Fink

a man in history that ran keelboats up and down the Ohio and Mississippi River

Mike Fink

A famous boatman that was part wild horse and alligator

Paul Bunyan

a legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada

Paul Bunyan

Larger-than-life American folk hero, a lumberjack with his blue ox Babe, represented a strong work ethic and overcoming obstacles.

Pecos Bill

A tall-tales cowboy who has raised by coyotes. He fought a 10-foot rattlesnake, tamed it, and used it as a whip. He caught and rode a mountain lion like a horse.

Pecos Bill

This tall tale character who fell out of his parents' wagon in Texas and became lost. He was raised by a coyote. He had a horse named Widowmaker and a whip made from a live rattlesnake. The woman of his dreams was named Slue-Foot Sue, and he once rode a tornado.

Slue-Foot Sue

married Pecos Bill and rode a fish

Bigfoot

large hairy humanoid creature said to live in wilderness areas of the United States and Canada

Bigfoot

Sasquatch

Babe the Blue Ox

legendary blue ox belonging to paul bunyan

Widowmaker

Pecos Bill's horse

Paul Bunyan

Created the Grand Canyon and the Great Lakes

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