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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