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Kansas Legends and Folktales

Date and Time: October 12, 2019, 10:00 AM CT

Location: Derby Public Library, 1600 E Walnut Grove RD, Derby
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Presented by Jim Hoy

Grasshoppers so big that cowboys can ride them to herd cattle. Summers so hot that corn pops in the field. Rancher Henry Mudge wrecking pianos, shooting sheep, and fooling European dignitaries. Kansas is a place of big skies and tall tales, but these exaggerated narratives help us understand the character of our state and its people. This talk will explore some of the many Kansas legends and folktales and help audiences decipher between a myth (folk religion), legend (folk history), and tale (folk literature). When possible, local legends and folk tales—and what they say about that particular community—will be discussed.

Sponsored by: Friends of Derby Public Library

For more information about this event, please contact:
Carol Wittman
(785) 304-1059
http://www.derbylibrary.com

 

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