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