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Folk Heroes
Date Issued: 1996-07-11
Postage Value: 32 cents

Commemorative issue
Folk Heroes
Folk Heroes

A folk here – real or mythical – attains that stature by having his/her name or personality imprinted in the popular consciousness. Although some folk heroes are historical public figures, they often begin “life” as a normal person, with that live extended through song, folk tales, and other folklore. The four men honored by these stamps – Mighty Casey (at the Bat), Paul Bunyan, John Henry, and Pecos Bill – certainly were bigger than life.
 

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