Folkore (Urban and otherwise)

There is some debate among some scholars whether folklore, myths and legend must, by definition, be untrue.  For example, the George Washington tossing the silver dollar across the Delaware, and the chopping down the Cherry Tree stories are both pretty obviously not factually correct, but they are remembered because they convey some important meaning that surpasses the mere facts.

Urban folklore:

  • Aerial Bombing
  • Machine guns
  • Mass Graves
  • The Klan did it.

Other folklore:

  • The old couple shot at prayer

The following materials are clearly legendary.

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