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Myths, legends, lore : Central New York & the Finger Lakes

Author: Melanie Zimmer
Publisher: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2008.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Biography
History
Biography Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Zimmer, Melanie.
Myths, legends, lore.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2008
(OCoLC)768471876
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melanie Zimmer
ISBN: 9781596294646 1596294647
OCLC Number: 233697380
Description: 153 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Part I: Iroquois stories --
The creation story --
The giant bear and the Big Dipper --
The formation of the Finger Lakes --
The story of the standing stone --
Hiawatha and the Peacemaker --
Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha --
The martyrdom of three Jesuits --
The strange story of Eleazer Williams, the Dauphin of France --
Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show and the Oneida Indians --
Part II: The Revolutionary War period --
Chief Skenandoah --
Polly Cooper at Valley Forge --
A transatlantic love story --
Part III: The Erie Canal --
Stories of Red McCarthy --
The Empeyville frog --
Snow dye --
The dry canal --
Sig Sautelle, the circus man --
A whale of a tale --
Part IV: Religious movements and utopia --
A miracle in Palmyra --
The Oneida Community --
Part V: Abolitionists, underground railroad conductors, and suffragists --
The scythe tree --
The Jerry rescue --
Harriet Tubman --
Gerrit Smith --
Elizabeth Smith Miller and the story of her bloomers --
Elizabeth Cady Stanton's Bible --
Part VI: Leprechauns, baseball, the chocolate train, and a stone giant --
Thomas Hastings's heavenly music --
The Cardiff giant --
Baseball, the all-American sport --
The great chocolate wreck --
The origin of the spotted cow --
Cat tales --
Small wonder --
George "Bill" Bailey, the American mummy --
The guardian angel --
Conclusion.
Other Titles: Central New York & the Finger Lakes :
Responsibility: Melanie Zimmer.
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