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LibConnect: 2022 | June 27-July 1

A place for the CSU Library team to connect and share.

National Paul Bunyan Day comes along only once a year, and we're celebrating it this week!

Dust off your old books and post a photo related to your favorite American folklore legend!



Is it real? Is it fake? Who knows, but it's definitely a legend! 


Washington and the Cherry Tree

Well, I thought it was Lincoln and the "cherry tree" but it was really Washington. Here is the story "the tale claims that as a young child, Washington chopped down his father's cherry tree. His angry father confronted the young Washington, who proclaimed "I cannot tell a lie" and admitted to the transgression, thus illuminating his honesty."


Br'er Rabbit

As a kid, I always enjoyed hearing stories about that cunning trickster, Br'er Rabbit.


John Henry

One thing I love about WV, is that it is full of folklore! You might know the name John Henry from some old blues songs. He was a WV steel driver who supposedly beat a steam powered drill in a hammering competition and then subsequently died from exhaustion. This statue was erected in Talcott, WV in his memory.