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TALL TALES

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Jack LeBlanc

on 17 April 2014

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Transcript of TALL TALES

Who Created the Tall Tales?
Some featured in early magazines and newspapers
Some were real people
Others were just made up
Tall Tales
Why Were They Created?
To help early pioneers cope
Characters did tough frontier jobs
Gave people in those jobs inspiration
Famous Tales
Paul Bunyan
Born in Bangor, Maine
Brought to parents by 5 storks
Babe was his blue ox
Babe was blue from a very cold winter
John Henry
Was the strongest drill man
Raced against a steam drill
and won for a cost...
PECOS BILL
Born in Texas in the 1830's
Pulled into Pecos River while fishing
Raise by pack of coyotes
COWBOY
Snake whip named shake
Horse named Widow-Maker (Lightning)
Why is his story important?
Railroad workers could relate
Gave courage and strength
By

Jack
,

Owen
, and

Quinn
By
Jack
,

Owen
, and

Quinn
By
Jack
,

Owen
,

and

Quinn
By:

Owen
,

Jack
,

and

Quinn
The End?
By:
Owen
,
Jack
, and
Quinn
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