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Henry W. Shoemaker (1880–1958) was the author of more than twenty volumes of popular Pennsylvania literary folklore and numerous narratives about Pennsylvania’s disappearing wildlife during the first half of the twentieth century. He also served as Pennsylvania’s first state folklorist from 1948 to 1956.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 104 pages
  • Publisher: Nabu Press (September 9, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1171806493
  • ISBN-13: 978-1171806493
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.2 x 9.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,473,937 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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If you're familiar with Pennsylvania, particularly central and north central Pennsylvania, then you ought to take a look at this book. Initially published in 1906, it contains the collected writings of Shoemaker, who traveled the region extensively in the years leading to the turn-of-century. Some of the stories are tall tales, while others are specific accounts of things witnessed in his travels. I don't find a boring story here, and its a great window to a time not really so far away, but so, so different in a lot of real ways.

There's ghost stories, stories of feuds, stories of travels, and of attempted enterprises dashed by the frequent moves of a racehorse. I believe there's only one or two mentions of an automobile. There are lots of conversations with Civil War veterans, and even a hermit from France, who lived on the side a mountain just north of Clearfield, Pennsylvania (not too far from Penn State, if you're not familiar with it).

Just a real enjoyable read, which continues to awe and inspire others, including a similar volume collected in the 1970-80s by a professor at Mansfield College (Flatlanders & Ridgerunners). Get 'em both!
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By Rose123 on September 4, 2013
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I somehow managed to land a copy that was signed by the author. An unbelievable piece of history; from a bygone era gone forever. Being a native of Central Pennsylvania, this book has real significance for me and my family's history.
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Good book for the outdoors type person. My husband enjoyed many of the stories in this book.
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i was very satisfied with the product
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