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Oral Traditions Lec

  1. 1. Oral Traditions: Ghost Stories and Other Local Tales of The Bizarre
  2. 2. <ul><li>Go over your story with your peer group and explain your answers to the assigned questions </li></ul><ul><li>P.S. Don’t forget to eat candy ! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Questions <ul><li>How old is the story? Does anything in the story date it? (If you are doing a local story, ask the teller if they know) </li></ul><ul><li>What is the significance of the story? Does it serve a purpose or contain a lesson? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does the story seem to endure? </li></ul><ul><li>What might have inspired the story? A house, event, or location? </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Old Alton Bridge and legend of “goat-man” </li></ul><ul><li>The bridges is south of Denton, near Copper Canyon </li></ul><ul><li>Built in 1884 </li></ul><ul><li>iron through-truss bridge </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Alton_Bridge </li></ul>
  5. 6. The Urban Legend of Fox Hollow <ul><li>The legend: A mad, ghostly Doctor would throw his infant son off the fourth story observatory of the home at midnight </li></ul>

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