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"MAUMEE RIVER LEGEND"

"ONCE UPON A TIME, A LONG, LONG TIME AGO, AN INDIAN FAMILY
WAS TRAVELING DOWN THE RIVER. ONE NIGHT, THERE WAS A TERRIBLE
STORM AND THE LITTLE INDIAN BOY BECAME LOST. THE MOTHER AND
FATHER LOOKED HIGH AND LOW FOR HIM BUT COULDN'T FIND HIM. ALL THEY
HEARD WAS A FAINT CRY " MOMEE " EVEN TO THIS DAY, YOU CAN STILL
HEAR HIM CALL " MOMEE." "

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Keyword(s): CALLING GHOST.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

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THE DEVIL'S HOLE ROAD LEGEND.

" THE AREA IN WHICH I LIVE USED TO BE ALL SWAMPY. THE INDIANS
BELIEVED THAT WHEN AN INDIAN OR WHITE MAN WENT INTO THE AREA AND DID
NOT RETURN THAT THE DEVIL HAD CAPTURED HIM. SO THAT IS HOW DEVIL'S
HOLE ROAD GOT ITS NAME. "

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Keyword(s): CAPTURED BY DEVIL

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Devil Demon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

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PECOS BILL

MYTHICAL SUPER COWBOY RAISED BY COYOTES. CREDITED
WITH INVENTING ROPING AND OTHER COWBOY SKILLS.
SAID TO HAVE ROPED AND SADDLED A MOUNTAIN LION,
WHICH HE WHIPPED WITH A RATTLESNAKE.

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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FREBOLD FREBOLDSON

LEGENDARY SWEDISH PIONEER FAMOUS FOR HIS POWERS TO
"BUST DROUGHTS" ON THE GREAT PLAINS. HERO OF MANY
HUMEROUS EXAGGERATIONS ABOUT EARLY PIONEERS.

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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CALAMITY JANE

ROUGH-SHOD FRONTIER TOMBOY. LIKED TO CUSS, WEAR
BUCKSKINS, DRINK AND CHEW TOBACCO. BOASTED THAT
ANYONE WHO OFFENDED HER WAS COURTING CALAMITY.

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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BUFFALO BILL

FAMOUS INDIAN SCOUT AND HUNTER. WON HIS NAME WHEN
UNDER CONTRACT TO SUPPLY MEAT TO THE RAILROADS. KILLED
4,861 BUFFALO IN ONE SEASON. LATER OPENED FAMOUS
"WILD WEST SHOW."

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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ANNIE OAKLEY

FAMED FOR HER PHENOMENAL MARKSMANSHIP. COULD SHOOT
THE HEAD OFF A RUNNING QUAIL WHEN SHE WAS ONLY 8.
STARRED IN BUFFALO BILL'S "WILD WEST SHOW."

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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JOHN HENRY

LEGENDARY STEELDRIVER REPUTED TO WEIGH 33 LBS. AT BIRTH.
FAMOUS FOR WINNING HEROIC CONTEST WITH A STEAM DRILL.

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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BLACK BART

WESTERN STAGE COACH ROBBER WITH OVER 30 ROBBERIES TO HIS
CREDIT. RETIRED BY WELLS FARGO WITH A PENSION OF $200
A MONTH TO PROTECT THEIR COMPANY.

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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PAUL BUNYAN

HEROIC LUMBERJACK, PAUL IS REPUTED TO HAVE LOGGED
OFF THE DAKOTAS ALMOST SINGLEHANDED AND TO HAVE
EATEN ENOUGH FOOD TO FEED THE PEOPLE IN A GOOD-SIZED
CITY.

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Abnormal in size

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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PECOS BILL

MYTHICAL SUPER COWBOY RAISED BY COYOTES. CREDITED
WITH INVENTING ROPING AND OTHER COWBOY SKILLS.
SAID TO HAVE ROPED AND SADDLED A MOUNTAIN LION,
WHICH HE WHIPPED WITH A RATTLESNAKE.

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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FREBOLD FREBOLDSON

LEGENDARY SWEDISH PIONEER FAMOUS FOR HIS POWERS TO
"BUST DROUGHTS" ON THE GREAT PLAINS. HERO OF MANY
HUMEROUS EXAGGERATIONS ABOUT EARLY PIONEERS.

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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CALAMITY JANE

ROUGH-SHOD FRONTIER TOMBOY. LIKED TO CUSS, WEAR
BUCKSKINS, DRINK AND CHEW TOBACCO. BOASTED THAT
ANYONE WHO OFFENDED HER WAS COURTING CALAMITY.

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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BUFFALO BILL

FAMOUS INDIAN SCOUT AND HUNTER. WON HIS NAME WHEN
UNDER CONTRACT TO SUPPLY MEAT TO THE RAILROADS. KILLED
4,861 BUFFALO IN ONE SEASON. LATER OPENED FAMOUS
"WILD WEST SHOW."

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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ANNIE OAKLEY

FAMED FOR HER PHENOMENAL MARKSMANSHIP. COULD SHOOT
THE HEAD OFF A RUNNING QUAIL WHEN SHE WAS ONLY 8.
STARRED IN BUFFALO BILL'S "WILD WEST SHOW."

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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JOHN HENRY

LEGENDARY STEELDRIVER REPUTED TO WEIGH 33 LBS. AT BIRTH.
FAMOUS FOR WINNING HEROIC CONTEST WITH A STEAM DRILL.

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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BLACK BART

WESTERN STAGE COACH ROBBER WITH OVER 30 ROBBERIES TO HIS
CREDIT. RETIRED BY WELLS FARGO WITH A PENSION OF $200
A MONTH TO PROTECT THEIR COMPANY.

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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PAUL BUNYAN

HEROIC LUMBERJACK, PAUL IS REPUTED TO HAVE LOGGED
OFF THE DAKOTAS ALMOST SINGLEHANDED AND TO HAVE
EATEN ENOUGH FOOD TO FEED THE PEOPLE IN A GOOD-SIZED
CITY.

Where learned: OHIO ; PEMBERVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Abnormal in size

Date learned: 10-14-1971

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