Some American Legends
A legend is a traditional tale believed to have an historical basis. Below are a few American Legends.
Retelling of an historical event that became a famous Utah Legend.
Johnny Appleseed rescues a town during the War of 1812.
Kate Shelley Saves the Train
A brave girl rescues a train when the bridge washes out. Based on a true story. (Iowa)
A Dutch ship wrecks off Block Island. (Rhode Island.) A new version of this story is retold by S.E. Schlosser in Spooky New England.
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