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Buffalo Bill
Buffalo Bill (1846–1917) In American history and folklore, the popular name of William Frederick Cody, scout and showman. Born in ...
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Butch Cassidy
Butch Cassidy (1866–1911?) In U.S. history and legend, assumed name of Robert Leroy Parker, leader of the Wild Bunch, an ...
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Calamity Jane
Calamity Jane (1848–1903) In U.S. history and folklore, popular name for Martha Jane Canary, noted for her marksmanship, who dressed ...
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Captain Kidd
Captain Kidd (1645–1701) In British and American history and folklore, popular name of William Kidd, privateer. Born in Scotland, Kidd ...
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Howe’s Masquerade
Howe’s Masquerade In U.S. history and folklore of the Revolution, a masked ball held by the British general Sir William ...
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Mike Fink
Mike Fink (1770–1823) In American folklore, a legendary keelboat man, the strongest ever. Mike Fink spent most of his time ...
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Molly Pitcher
Molly Pitcher (1754–1832) In American history and folklore of the Revolution, the popular name of Mary L. Hays McCauley, who ...
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Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow
Mrs. O’Leary’s Cow In American history and folklore, the cow of Mrs. Patrick (Kate) O’Leary; it supposedly started the Great ...
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Rip Van Winkle
Rip Van Winkle: In American literary folklore, creation of Washington Irving in The Sketch Book. Rip, who lives with a ...
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Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter In American folklore of World War II, name given to a fictional woman who symbolized women’s contributions ...
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Ross, Betsy
Ross, Betsy (1752–1836) In American history and folklore, creator of the first Stars and Stripes American flag. Betsy was a ...
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Ruidoso
Ruidoso In American western folklore, a big maverick steer that brought destruction on all who came in contact with it ...
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Sam Hart of Woburn
Sam Hart of Woburn In American folklore of New England, a horseman who once entered into a race with the ...
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Stacker Lee
Stacker Lee (also Stagolee, Stackerlee, Stackalee) is in American folklore, a black man who entered into a DeVIl ’s pACt ...
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Uncle Sam
Uncle Sam In American folklore, personification of the United States, portrayed as a tall, lean Yankee with long white hair, ...
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