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John Henry

Story Stats

Rating: 5
Grade Level: 3, 4, 5
Page count: 11



Appeared in

Hear the Wind Blow: American Folk Songs Retold

Story Summary

As nice a telling as you could ask for of the legendary black hammer swinger who beats a machine at drilling holes. Based on a real man and a real contest from West Virginia around 1870.