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American  Folklore, Tall Tales, and Legends

painting of the American Folklore Theatre in Wisconsin, now named Northern Sky Theatre               short essay

general works
reference works
regional works

legends & heroes
Johnny Appleseed
Billy the Kid
Paul Bunyan
John Henry
Jesse James
La Llorona
Pecos Bill
Uncle Remus
Uncle Sam

movies, plays,
other media

image gallery

links


America's past is full of folk tales and legends, and there are even more among the various cultural groups of America - Latino-American,
Afro-American, Native American - and then the many regional cultures - Southern, New England, and Western.


          E S S A Y
          t e x t
          h e r e

'folklore' entry at Wikipedia
'folklore of the United States' entry at Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_folk_music


General  Works
search for 'folklore myths legends' books {returns 11,000+ titles} at Amazon

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Treasury of American Folklore book edited by B.A. Botkin  "A Treasury of American Folklore: The Stories, Legends, Tall Tales, Traditions, Ballads, and Songs of The American People" [1944]
Edited by B.A. Botkin, Foreword by Carl Sandburg

described as a 'spectacular collection of five hundred stories and one hundred songs'
Bantam Books mass pb [11/80] out of print/used
Globe Pequot Press hardcover [10/2016] for $26.41  10/2016
Bonanza Books hardcover [5/83] out of print/used
hardcover [1993] out of print/many used
Random House Value Publng 9¼x6½ Deluxe Edition hardcover [1/89] out of print/50+ used
Random House Value Publng Deluxe Edition hardcover [12/88] out of print/many used
Garden City Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [1951] out of print/70+ used
Crown Publishers 8¾x6 hardcover [1944] out of print/100+ used

The Pocket Treasury of American Folklore book edited by B.A. Botkin  "The Pocket Treasury of American Folklore" [1950] Edited by B.A. Botkin
"An Abridged Edition: The present abridgement contains about one third - the cream - of A Treasury of American Folklore . . . The introductions have been completely rewritten to fit the contents . . . in this sense, the present selection may be said to be a 'revised and reduced edition'." — from the Preface by B.A. Botkin
Pocket Books #684 mass pb [1950] out of print/used
Pocket Books mass pb [1950] out of print/used
Illustrated Book of American Folklore by Ben Botkin & Carl Withers  "The Illustrated Book of American Folklore: Stories, Legends, Tall Tales, Riddles, Rhymes" [1958] by Ben Botkin & Carl Withers
Grosset & Dunlap hardcover [1958] out of print/used
Tall Tales of America 1958 book by Irwin Shapiro  "Tall Tales of America" [1958] by Irwin Shapiro, Illustrated by Al Schmidt
the nine stories are: "Anthony and The Mossbunker", "Johnny Appleseed", "Paul Bunyan", "Davy Crockett", "John Henry", "Joe Magarac, The Steel Man", "Old Stormalong", "Pecos Bill", and "Sam Patch's Last Leap"
Guild Press 8¾x6¼ hardcover [1959] out of print/used
Guild Press 8½x6 hardcover [1958] out of print/used
LIFE Treasury of American Folklore book edited by Herbert Brean  "LIFE Treasury of American Folklore: Including A Comprehensive Guide To Persons, Places, and Events" [1961]
Edited by Herbert Brean, with Paintings by James Lewicki

Time, Inc. 11x8½ hardcover [1961] out of print/used
Golden Press 11¼x8½ hardcover [1961] out of print/used
American Folk Tales & Songs book compiled by Richard Chase  "American Folk Tales and Songs: And Other Examples of English-American Tradition As Preserved In The Appalachian Mountains and Elsewhere In The United States - A Treasury of Lively, Old-Time English-American Lore"
[grades 4-7; 1963] Compiled by Richard Chase, Drawings by Joshua Tolford

Kindle Edition from Dover Publns [5/2014] for $7.99
Dover Publns 8½x5½ pb [6/71] for $9.95
Signet Key mass pb [1963] out of print/scarce
American Folklore and Legend book from Reader's Digest  "American Folklore and Legend: The Saga of Our Heroes and Heroines, Our Braggers, Boosters, and Bad Men, Our Beliefs and Superstitions" [1981]
by Robert J. Dolezal

Readers Digest hardcover [7/81] out of print/300+ used
Great American Folklore book compiled by Kemp P. Battle  "Great American Folklore: Legends, Tales, Ballads, and Superstitions From All Across America" [1986] Compiled by Kemp P. Battle
Touchstone Books 8½x5½ pb [8/89] out of print/40+ used
Doubleday 8½x5½ hardcover [5/86] out of print/100+ used
Doubleday 9x5¾ hardcover [5/86] out of print/used
Barnes & Noble 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1986] out of print/40+ used
American Tall Tales book by Mary Pope Osborne & Michael McCurdy  "American Tall Tales" [ages 8-12; 1991]
Retold by Mary Pope Osborne, Wood Engravings by Michael McCurdy

includes chapters on: Johnny Appleseed, Paul Bunyan, Davy Crockett, Febold Feboldson, John Henry, Mose the Fireman, Pecos Bill, Stormalong, and Sally Ann Thunder Ann Whirlwind
Kindle Edition from Knopf BFYR/Random House [8/2013] for $10.99
Scholastic, Inc. 11¼x8¼ pb [9/91] out of print/40+ used
Knopf Books for Young Readers 11x8¼ hardcover [9/91] for $14.49
Scholastic, Inc. 11x8 hardcover [1992] out of print/70+ used
AudioGo UNABR audio CD 'performed by Scott Snively' [4/2010] out of prodn/used

From Sea to Shining Sea / American Folklore & Folk Songs book by Amy L. Cohn  "From Sea To Shining Sea: A Treasury of American Folklore and Folk Songs"
[ages 7 & up; 1993] Compiled by Amy L. Cohn

A collection of 140 folktales, songs, poems, and essays featuring Abbott & Costello, Bob
Dylan, Stephen Foster, Woody Guthrie, Virginia Hamilton, Longfellow, Mark Twain,
Walt Whitman, and many, many others.

Scholastic, Inc. 11x8½ hardcover [10/93] out of print/100+ used
Scholastic, Inc. 11x8½ hardcover [10/93] out of print/100+ used
Treasury of American-Jewish Folklore book by Steve & Lion Koppman  
"A Treasury of American-Jewish Folklore" [1996]
by Steve & Lion Koppman

Kindle Edition from Jason Aronson, Inc. [7/2012] for $41.49 {sic}
Jason Aronson, Inc. 9x6frac12 pb [5/98] for $56.99 {sic}
Jason Aronson, Inc. 9¼x6½ hardcover [12/96] for $100.00 {sic}
Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America book by David Leeming & Jake Page  "Myths, Legends, and Folktales of America: An Anthology" [1999]
by David Leeming & Jake Page

Kindle Edition from Oxford Univ Press [1999 edition] for $16.19
Oxford Univ Press 9x6 pb [7/2000] for $27.86
Oxford Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [1/99] out of print/40+ used
Children's Folklore book by Sherry Bonnice  "Children's Folklore (North American Folklore Series)" [grades 7 & up; 2003]
by Sherry Bonnice

Mason Crest 11¼x8¾ hardcover [2/2003] out of print/used
American Children's Folklore book by Simon J. Bronner  "American Children's Folklore: A Book of Rhymes, Games, Jokes, Stories, Secret Langauges, Beliefs, and Camp Legends For Parents, Grandparents, Teachers, Counselors, and All Adults Who Were Once Children" [2006]
by Simon J. Bronner

August House 9x6 pb [1/2006] for $21.45
American Folklore, Legends, and Tall Tales for Readers Theatre book by Anthony D. Fredericks  "American Folklore, Legends, and Tall Tales For Readers Theatre" [2008]
by Anthony D. Fredericks

over 20 well-known and not-so-well-known tales to aid teachers in building fluency skills in their young readers
Kindle Edition from Libraries Unlimited [10/2008] for $14.75
Libraries Unlimited 10¾x8½ pb [10/2008] for $40.00
American Legends and Tall Tales coloring book from Dover Publns  "American Legends and Tall Tales" coloring book [2011]
by Steven James Petrucchio

"Journey into America's pop-culture past with images of 30 legendary figures, including Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Annie Oakley, Johnny Appleseed, Casey Jones, Betsy Ross, and other immortals"
Dover Classic Stories 10½x8 pb [2/2011] for $3.99

http://www.amazon.com/American-Legends-Pantheon-Folklore-Library-ebook/dp/B00GEYN1CK/
http://www.amazon.com/American-People-Stories-Legends-Traditions/dp/1560009845/
http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-AMERICAN-ANECDOTES-Ed-Botkin/dp/B002ZCVJOM/

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Reference  &  Academic  Works

Dictionary of American Folklore book by Marjorie Tallman  "Dictionary of American Folklore" [1959]
by Marjorie Tallman

Kindle Edition from Philosophical Library [2/2015] for $9.99
Philosophical Library 8½x5½ pb [5/2007] for $19.00
Philosophical Library 9x6 hardcover [1959] out of print/used
The Study of American Folklore book by Jan Harold Brunvand  "The Study of American Folklore: An Introduction" [1968]
by Jan Harold Brunvand

W.W. Norton & Co. 4th edition 9¼x6½ hardcover [1/98] for $69.68
W.W. Norton & Co. 3rd edition hardcover [1986] out of print/used
W.W. Norton & Co. 8½x5¾ hardcover [4/68] out of print/many used
Handbook of American Folklore book edited by Richard M. Dorson   "Handbook of American Folklore" [1983]
Edited by Richard M. Dorson

Indiana Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [2/86] for $35.95
Indiana Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [3/83] out of print/many used
American Folklore Studies book by Simon J. Bronner  "American Folklore Studies: An Intellectual History" [1986]
by Simon J. Bronner

Univ Press of Kansas 9x6 pb [12/86] for $15.55
Univ Press of Kansas 9¼x6¼ hardcover [12/86] out of print/used

"Tall Tale America: A Legendary History of our Humorous Heroes" [1/1987] by Walter Blair
http://www.amazon.com/Tall-Tale-America-Legendary-Humorous/dp/0226055965/

"The Tall Tale in American Folklore and Literature" [8/1987] by Carolyn S. Brown (Author)
http://www.amazon.com/Tall-Tale-American-Folklore-Literature/dp/0870495291/

"Encyclopedia of Urban Legends" [11/2002] by Jan Harold Brunvand
http://www.amazon.com/Encyclopedia-Urban-Legends-Harold-Brunvand/dp/0393323587/

Encyclopedia of American Folklife set edited by Simon J. Bronner  "Encyclopedia of American Folklife (4 Volume Set)" [2006]
Edited by Simon J. Bronner

1469 pages {very large file = 21.5MB} Kindle Edition from Routledge [3/2015] for $126.40 {sic}
Routledge 11¼x8¾x4¾ inches {11.2 pounds!} hardcover set [7/2006] for $158.00 {sic}
American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales Encyclopedia books edited by Christopher R. Fee & Jeffrey B. Webb  "American Myths, Legends, and Tall Tales: An Encyclopedia of American  8/2016
Folklore" in 3 volumes [2016] Edited by Christopher R. Fee & Jeffrey B. Webb

1138-page ABC-CLIO hardcover set [8/2016] pre-order for $294.68 {sic}
Folklore The Basics book by Simon J. Bronner  "Folklore: The Basics" [2016] by Simon J. Bronner  10/2016
Routledge pb [DUE 2017?] for $24.95
Routledge hardcover [10/2016] for $115.28 {sic}
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Regional  &  Topical  Works
http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Southern-Folklore-B-1988-07-13/dp/B01FGL59DA/
http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Southern-Folklore-Traditions-Folkways/dp/B0028SFJP8/
http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-New-England-Folklore-Traditions/dp/0517109182/
http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Mississippi-River-Folklore-Botkin/dp/0517641372/
http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Mississippi-River-Folklore-Mid-American/dp/0517246058/
http://www.amazon.com/Treasury-Mississippi-River-Folklore-Mid-American/dp/B010TTPY98/
http://www.amazon.com/Civil-Treasury-Tales-Legends-Folklore/dp/0883940493/
http://www.amazon.com/Sidewalks-America-Folklore-Legends-Traditions/dp/0837193125/
http://www.amazon.com/New-York-City-Folklore-Botkin/dp/B000NWUOTC/

Hawaiian Folk Tales book compiled by Thomas G. Thrum  "Hawaiian Folk Tales: A Collection of Native Legends" [A.C. McClurg & Co. 1907]
Compiled by historian Thomas G. Thrum [1842-1932]

204-page Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
96-page Kindle Edition from Annie Rose Books [6/2015] for 99¢ {sic}
192-page Kindle Edition from Library of Alexandria [7/2009] for $3.99
288-page Mutual Publng Co. mass pb [3/99] for $7.95
320-page Forgotten Books 9x6 pb [9/2015] for $13.57
228-page CreateSpace 9x6 pb [5/2013] for $9.45
202-page CreateSpace 9x6 pb [1/2011] for $10.45
202-page Leopold Classic Library 9x6 pb [7/2015] for $15.95
336-page Sagwan Press 9¼x6 hardcover [8/2015] for $26.95
read 1907 edition etext online at Internet Archive
book jacket for More Hawaiian Folk Tales book compiled by Thomas G. Thrum  
"More Hawaiian Folk Tales: A Collection of Native Legends and Traditions" [1923]
Compiled by historian Thomas G. Thrum [1842-1932]

Univ Press of The Pacific 8x5 pb [3/2001] for $27.95
A.M.S. Press 9x6 hardcover [6/1923] out of print/used
A.C. McClurg & Co. hardcover [1923] out of print/scarce
Treasury of Western Folklore book edited by B.A. Botkin  "A Treasury of Western Folklore: The Stories, Legends, Tall Tales, Traditions, Ballads, and Songs of The People of The Great Plains and Far West" [1951]
Edited by B.A. Botkin, Foreword by Bernard De Voto

Random House Value Publng 9½x6½ hardcover [10/90] out of print/50+ used
Crown Books hardcover [12/88] out of print/used
Crown Books 8¼x5½ hardcover [12/88] out of print/many used
Crown Books hardcover [12/51] out of print/used
Treasury of Railroad Folklore book edited by B.A. Botkin & Alvin F. Harlow  
"A Treasury of Railroad Folklore: The Stories, Tall Tales, Traditions, Ballads and Songs of The American Railroad Man" [1953] Edited by B.A. Botkin & Alvin F. Harlow
Bonanza Books 9x6 hardcover [1/89] out of print/50+ used
Crown Publrs 8x6 hardcover [1953] out of print/50+ used
Yucca Land Folklore of New Mexico book edited by Annie Laurie Snorf & Hazel Vineyard  "Yucca Land: A Collection of The Folklore of New Mexico [1958]
Edited by Annie Laurie Snorf & Hazel Vineyard, Illustrated by Frances A. Hunt, Peter Hurd, Elizabeth Moore & Henrietta Wyeth

American Guild Press hardcover [1958] out of print/used
American Guild Press 10x6¾ hardcover [1958] out of print/scarce
American Guild Press hardcover [1958] out of print/scarce
Folktales of Hawai'i book by Mary Kawena Pukui & Laura C.S. Green  "Folktales of Hawai'i (He Mau Ka'ao Hawai'i)" [1995] Compiled & Translated by Mary Kawena Pukui, with Laura C.S. Green, Illustrated by Sig Zane
Bishop Museum Press 9x6 pb [6/95] out of print/used


Legends  &  Heroes

Spirit of America Bookstore's
'Johnny Appleseed' Page

legendary Bigfoot, aka Sasquatch
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigfoot

"Bigfoot Confidential: Finally The Truth Revealed" [stories 12/2012] Edited by Pamela Jones & Louella Turner
http://www.amazon.com/Bigfoot-Confidential-Finally-Truth-Revealed/dp/1606530674/

"Bigfoot Blues" a novel set in Bigfoot country [12/2012] by Pamela Foster
http://www.amazon.com/Bigfoot-Blues-Pamela-Foster/dp/1606530569/

Billy the Kid [1859-81] Page
at 'Readers of The Purple Sage' Western Bookstore

William Bonney would be just another teenage horse thief who died young were it not for the very American story: He was befriended by a rancher (who taught Billy to read),
the rancher was murdered by local cattle barons, and Billy became an outlaw to revenge his mentor's murder. Billy's death was almost an accident, and the fact that
Sheriff Pat Garrett used to be Billy's friend adds dramatic flavor to the legend.

Daniel Boone

Paul Bunyan

Davy Crockett

John Henry, the Steel-Drivin' Man

"John Henry and The Railroad: The True Tall Tale"
live-action short
[Whitestone Feb 2013]
'John Henry and The Railroad' 2013 short  Ex-slave John Henry and his son hire on at the railroad, expecting forty acres of land by helping make the contract deadline; the railroad brings in a steam drill and fires the crew, but John Henry doesn't quit . . . Co-produced, written & directed by Brandon McCormick; filmed in Georgia USA; starring E. Roger Mitchell, Eugene H. Russell IV, Jamie Renell, Michael Iluma, Adam Boyer, Vince Canlas, Billy Wilkerson, Matthew Dunaway
Whitestone MP-3 soundtrack album download [1/2013] 8 tracks for $7.92
full credits at IMDbofficial movie websitewatch full movie [21:26] online at YouTube

Jesse James

La Llorona of Mexico and Southwest United States

Legend of La Llorona novel by Rudolfo Anaya  "The Legend of La Llorona: A Short Novel" [1984] by Rudolfo Anaya
listed among the 100 Best Books In New Mexico [Jan 2011] • A different version of La Llorona (the Weeping Woman), a folk legend of Old Mexico, interwoven with the controversial historical figure La Malinche, who helped Hernán Cortés [1485-1547] conquer the Aztec Empire.
Tonatiuh-Quinto Sol Intl. 9x6 pb [1984] out of print/used
Tonatiuh-Quinto Sol Intl. 2nd edition 9x6 pb [10/94] out of print/used
Maya's Children / La Llorana book by Rudolfo Anaya  "Maya's Children: The Story of La Llorana" [ages 6-9; 1996]
by Rudolfo Anaya, with illustrations by Maria Baca

Generations of Hispanic-American young people have heard the tale of 'La Llorona', the crying woman who killed her children long ago and who wanders through the night wailing with grief and sometimes kidnapping unchaperoned youngsters. New Mexico author Anaya provides a less violent version of the story, one that is sad and poetic and wistful.
Disney Press 10½x8¼ hardcover [5/97] out of print/used
Hyperion Books 10¼x8¼ library hardcover [5/97] out of print/used

La Llorona / Crying Woman children's book by Rudolfo Anaya & Amy Córdova  "La Llorona: The Crying Woman" bilingual children's book [2012]
by Rudolfo Anaya, Illustrations by Amy Córdova

won the 2012 New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Children’s Picture Book • essentially the same story as the 1997 book, with new illustrations, and with deft Spanish translation by Enrique Lamadrid
Univ New Mexico Press bilingual edition 10¾x9 hardcover [9/2011] for $16.34

"La Llorona: A Short Play" by Jules Tasca

children might enjoy comparing Joe Hayes's La Llorona (Cinco Puntos, 1986), a traditional rendition

The Nutcracker
Not really American except that children here have no idea that the story is from Germany & France and the ballet is from Russia.
disambiguation page for 'The Nutcracker' at Wikipedia

"The Nutcracker and The Mouse King (Nussknacker und Mausekönig)"
[1816 short story] by E.T.A. Hoffmann [1776-1822]
A young girl's favorite Christmas toy, the Nutcracker, comes alive and, after defeating the evil Mouse King in battle,
whisks her away to a magical kingdom populated by dolls.
1816 story entry at Wikipedia

"The Nutcracker (Histoire d'un Casse-Noisette)" [1844 short story]
adaptation of Hoffmann's story by Alexandre Dumas père [1802-70]

"The Nutcracker" ballet [1892]
Russian composer Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky [1840-93] and choreographers Marius Petipa & Lev Ivanov turned the adaptation by Dumas
into what is perhaps the most popular ballet in the world.
1892 ballet entry at Wikipedia

lots more on "The Nutcracker and The Mouse King" Page at Spirit of America Bookstore
top of pagesynopsis & historythe booksthe balletsthe musicmovies & TV
Kindle Editionsthe authorsother mediamerchandiseimage gallerylinks

Pecos Bill

The Uncle Remus Tales of Joel Chandler Harris
Uncle Remus websiteUncle Remus entry at Wikipedia

Complete Tales of Uncle Remus, compiled by Richard Chase  "The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus" [ages 9-12; 1955]
by Joel Chandler Harris, compiled by folklorist Richard Chase

includes 185 stories
Houghton Mifflin 9½x6¼ hardcover [5/2002] for $27.39
Houghton Mifflin 8½x6 hardcover [9/55] out of print/many used
Houghton Mifflin hardcover [9/55] out of print/used

more details (stories & history, ebooks, movies & TV, merchandise & brands, other media) on
Spirit of America Bookstore's 'Uncle Remus' Tales by Joel Chandler Harris Page

Uncle Sam


Movies & TV,  Stageplays,  Other  Media

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The New Christy Minstrels Land of Giants vinyl LP album  
The New Christy Minstrels double album on CD  
The New Christy Minstrels ensemble was part of the folk music phenomenon of the 1960s, with many hit songs and albums; they continued recording and touring in the 1970s.
"The New Christy Minstrels: Tell Tall Tales! (Legends and Nonsense)" [1963]
Columbia Records vinyl album [1963] 11 tracks - out of prodn/used
includes 11 tracks: 'The Old Timer', 'Billy's Mule', 'Susianna', 'In The Hills of Shiloh', 'Beaucatcher Mountain', 'Song of The Pious Itinerant', 'The Cat', 'Down To Darby', 'Julianne', 'Jimmy Grove and Barbara Ellen', and Treasury of Nonsense Medley ('The Barefoot Boy', 'The Hefalump', 'Famous Victory', and 'Boy's Best Friend')
"The New Christy Minstrels: Land of Giants" [1964]
Columbia Records vinyl album [1964] 12 tracks - out of prodn/used
Columbia Records vinyl album [1964] 12 tracks - out of prodn/used
Columbia Records MP-3 album download [11/2013] 13 tracks for $9.99
the 13 tracks on the MP-3 version are: 'The Land of Giants', 'Joe Magarac', 'John Henry and The Steam Drill', 'Paul Bunyan', 'Casey Jones', 'Stormy', 'Mighty Big Ways', 'Mount Rushmore', 'Blacksmith of Brandywine', 'Natural Man', 'Appleseed John', 'El Camino Real', and 'My Name Is Liberty'
double album of both the above [2003]
Collector's Choice audio CD [7/2003] 26 tracks - out of prodn/used
includes the 24 tracks as above, plus previously unreleased 'Whippoorwill' and 'Captain (What Shall I Do?)'

Paul Bunyan and Other Tall Tales vinyl LP album by Will Rogers Jr. & Tom Scott  "Paul Bunyan and Other Tall Tales of America" [1960s]
Told by Will Rogers, Jr. and sung by Tom Scott

Riverside/Wonderland mono vinyl LP [1960s] out of prodn/used

Shelley Duvall's "Tall Tales & Legends" cable series [Showtime 1985-86]
Shelley Duvall's 'Tall Tales & Legends' complete TV series on DVD  Nine hour-long episodes broadcast on Showtime; the episodes are: "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" starring Ed Begley Jr.; "Annie Oakley" [12/85] starring Jamie Lee Curtis & Brian Dennehy; "Pecos Bill"; "Casey At The Bat" starring Elliott Gould & Carol Kane; "My Darlin' Clementine" starring Shelley Duvall & Edward Asner; "Johnny Appleseed" starring Martin Short; "Ponce de Leon" starring Michael York; "John Henry" starring Danny Glover; and "Davy Crockett" starring Mac Davis Co-produced by Shelley Duvall & Fred Fuchs
Complete Series: E1 Ent. color DVD [9/2009] 3 disks for $13.99
full credits at IMDbseries entry at Wikipedia

"Disney's American Legends" cartoon shorts
[Walt Disney Pictures 2002]
Disney's American Legends cartoons on DVD  includes four 'legendary tales' Disney Technicolor™ cartoon shorts, hosted & narrated by James Earl Jones: 19-minute "Johnny Appleseed" [1948] { IMDb }; "The Brave Engineer" [1950] { IMDb }, a 7-minute Disney-fied musical version of the Casey Jones legend; "Paul Bunyan" [1958] { IMDb }, a 17-minute cartoon of the life and career of the legendary lumberjack; and "John Henry" [2000] { IMDb }, a 10-minute cartoon of the legend of the Afro-American steel-drivin' man
Walt Disney Video color DVD [2/2002] for $6.31
Walt Disney Video color VHS [2/2002] for $7.74
watch official trailer [0:54] online at YouTube


Image  Gallery


L i n k s

Northern Sky Theatre (est. 1970, formerly American Folklore Theatre) presents family-friendly original musicals in repertory
under a canopy of stars in Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek, Wisconsin from mid-June through August.

The Folklore Foundation at Vassar College [1920-1938]


American Folklore Society [est. 1888] based at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana
Fresno [CA] Folklore Society
The Folklore Society of Greater Washington [DC] based in Cabin John, MD
Louisiana Folklore Society [est. 1956] based in Lafayette, Louisiana
Monadnock Folklore Society [est. 1980] based in Keene, NH
New York Folklore Society [est. 1944] based in Schenectady, NY
North Carolina Folklore Society [est. 1913] based in Durham, NC
Tennessee Folklore Society [est. 1934] based in Knoxville, TN
Texas Folklore Society [est. 1909] based in Nacogdoches, TX
Virginia Folklore Society [est. 1913] based at University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA
Seattle [WA] Folklore Society [est. 1966]
Western States Folklore Society (formerly California Folklore Society) [est. 1941] based in Grass Valley, CA
Greek American Folklore Society [est. 1983] based in Astoria, NY


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