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Tales We Tell: Folk Legends of Minnesota.

Author: 
Bird, Elizabeth.

Stories collected by 1998 students at the University of Minnesota-Duluth tell about unusual things found in places around Minnesota: a statue on a grave in New Ulm, a family grave plot on a farm near Granite Falls, a doll in the window of a house in Janesville, and the High Bridge in Stillwater. A professor of anthropology shows how these tales serve as warnings, as well as explanations of untimely deaths. Teenagers' legend trips, often associated with remote and dangerous sites, are also explored.

Journal: 
CURA Reporter
Publication date: 
1998
Publisher: 
Minneapolis: Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Pages: 
28 (1): 8-12.
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CURA call number: 
Reporter 28 (1)

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