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Appalachian Jack Tales

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Told by Hicks, Ward, and Harmon Families

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This collection of Old Beech Mountain Jack Tales are a vital part of America's oral history. The stories represent the oldest folklore brought in the minds of the first Appalachian settlers.

The eleven tales represent part of the collection told by the three original families who settled on the Watauga River in the Revolutionary War period while America was only thirteen colonies.

Jack is the star of every story. He is the trickster of adventures in a series of tales influences by settlers mostly from the British Isles and Germany. In this collection, he faces giants, unicorns, witches, kings, and highway robbers.

Publisher: Headline Books
ISBN-13: 978-0-9820873-0-5 (9780982087305)
ISBN: 0-9820873-0-6 (0982087306)

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