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Show 705

Itty Bitty Red Hand 705-1 Paul Bunyan puppet Theater – Paul Bunyan is a myth, or folk tale. He was a very large lumberjack. Most of the tales about him revolve around his size and his best friend, Babe the Blue Ox. They said that
Paul had grown out of his father’s clothes by the time he was one week old and that the tracks he and Babe made running around Minnesota made the 10,000 lakes.

705-2 Turtle Maraca – A study of folklore would not be complete without mentioning some of the symbols common to the Native American tribes, which inhabit the USA. These are not “tall tales” but animal symbols, which were used to portray certain characteristics. The turtle represents the heart of the soul, the keeper of life and the symbol of women.

705-3 Pecos Bill Tornado – Why everyone in the West knows that Pecos Bill could ride anything. He decided to ride a tornado starting in Kansas. Finally that tornado decided it couldn’t throw Bill so it headed west to California and rained itself out. It made so much water it created the Grand Canyon. Finally Bill fell off. He hit the ground so hard it sank below sea level. Folks call the spot Death Valley!

705-4 Buffalo Bill Vest – William Frederick Cody, known as Buffalo Bill, was a buffalo hunter, U.S. army scout, and an Indian fighter. But he is probably best known as the man who gave the Wild West its name. He also had a Wild West show which helped to create the image of the Wild, Wild West. He was born in 1846 and died in 1917.

Itty Bitty Red Hand 705-5 Johnny Appleseed – Johnny Appleseed spent his life planting apple seeds across the country. His real name was John Chapman. He created apple orchards in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and Ohio. After 200 years, some of those trees still bear apples. Johnny Appleseed’s dream was for a land where blossoming apple trees were everywhere and no one was hungry. He died in 1845 – it was the only time he was sick in over 70 years.

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