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The remarkable history of Tony Beaver, West Virginian

Author: Mary Elizabeth Cober; William Dimmity Hayes
Publisher: New York : D. McKay Co., ©1953.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of seventeen tall tales about Tony Beaver, a folk hero from the Eel River country of West Virginia, who strode over mountains, twirled bobcats around his head, invented peanut butter, grew huge watermelons, and developed the logging industry.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Cober, Mary Elizabeth.
Remarkable history of Tony Beaver, West Virginian.
New York, D. McKay Co. [1953]
(OCoLC)609511846
Named Person: Tony Beaver
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Elizabeth Cober; William Dimmity Hayes
OCLC Number: 1601757
Description: x, 141 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: How the Beavers came to West Virginia --
Tony Beaver discovers the Eel River --
How it snowed fur and rained fry cakes in Western Virginia --
West Virginia becomes a state with Tony's help --
Tony Beaver gets a start in the lumber business --
Hannibal and Goliath --
Big Henry arrives at Eel's Landing --
The river of solid maple sugar --
Tony invents matches --
How Tony invented clothespins --
Eel's Landing throws a watermelon party --
Refinement comes to Eel's Landing --
How Tony Beaver licked a depression --
Tony invents peanut butter --
Tony and the little black cloud --
The camp at Crystal Mountain --
How Tony got his men home for Christmas.
Responsibility: by Mary E. Cober ; illustrated by William D. Hayes.

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A collection of seventeen tall tales about Tony Beaver, a folk hero from the Eel River country of West Virginia, who strode over mountains, twirled bobcats around his head, invented peanut butter, grew huge watermelons, and developed the logging industry.

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