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1 Lizzie Borden 9,682 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
2 Pocahontas 9,136 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
3 Bigfoot 7,457 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
4 Jesse James 6,878 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
5 Billy the Kid 5,345 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
6 Blackbeard 5,135 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
7 Wyatt Earp 4,375 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
8 Davy Crockett 4,361 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
9 Mardi Gras 3,978 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
10 Bloody Mary (folklore) 3,863 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
11 Jersey Devil 3,815 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
12 Johnny Appleseed 3,778 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
13 The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 3,711 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
14 John Brown (abolitionist) 3,611 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
15 Redneck 3,566 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
16 Cajun 3,534 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
17 Doc Holliday 3,447 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
18 Wild Bill Hickok 3,442 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
19 Geronimo 3,338 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
20 Daniel Boone 3,199 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
21 Buffalo Bill 3,186 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
22 Uncle Sam 2,902 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
23 Sacagawea 2,861 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
24 La Llorona 2,843 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
25 Rip Van Winkle 2,537 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
26 Calamity Jane 2,481 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
27 Paul Bunyan 2,305 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
28 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral 2,164 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
29 Hillbilly 1,913 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
30 John Henry (folklore) 1,811 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
31 James Bowie 1,731 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
32 Annie Oakley 1,569 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
33 Davy Jones' Locker 1,439 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
34 Devils Tower National Monument 1,422 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
35 Beast of Bray Road 1,353 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
36 Deadwood, South Dakota 1,332 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
37 Military cadence 1,314 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
38 Plymouth Rock 1,279 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
39 Pony Express 1,262 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
40 Francis Marion 1,233 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
41 Hatfield–McCoy feud 1,189 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
42 Casey Jones 1,141 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
43 David Farragut 1,061 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
44 William Kidd 1,057 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
45 Squanto 1,054 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
46 Marie Laveau 986 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
47 Hoodoo (folk magic) 980 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
48 Emperor Norton 947 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
49 Shoe tossing 932 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
50 Br'er Rabbit 905 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
51 Bell Witch 894 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
52 Peter Stuyvesant 882 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
53 Virginia Dare 849 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
54 Uncle Remus 849 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
55 Cochise 830 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
56 Baker's dozen 822 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
57 Man of Constant Sorrow 817 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
58 Kit Carson 801 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
59 Tombstone, Arizona 769 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
60 Molly Pitcher 769 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
61 Folklore of the United States 742 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
62 Tall tale 734 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
63 Essex (whaleship) 719 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
64 Jean Lafitte 715 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
65 Mountain man 671 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
66 Frank James 663 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
67 Roy Bean 660 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
68 Pecos Bill 628 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
69 Curse of the Billy Goat 626 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
70 Tar baby 620 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
71 Joe Hill 611 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
72 Crybaby Bridge 588 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
73 Casey at the Bat 579 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
74 Mocha Dick 577 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
75 The Dozens 574 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
76 Jim Bridger 548 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
77 Myles Standish 546 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
78 Big Nose Kate 542 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
79 American folk music 525 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
80 Jedediah Smith 518 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
81 Coach gun 505 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
82 Kensington Runestone 504 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
83 Earp Vendetta Ride 491 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
84 Jesús Malverde 472 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
85 Oh My Darling, Clementine 470 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
86 Chief Powhatan 463 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
87 Virgil Earp 452 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
88 Rabbit's foot 451 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
89 The Devil and Tom Walker 440 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
90 I've Been Working on the Railroad 433 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
91 Legend tripping 427 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
92 Lost Dutchman's Gold Mine 422 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
93 Etta Place 418 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
94 Joaquin Murrieta 417 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
95 Morgan Earp 388 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
96 Soapy Smith 351 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
97 The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County 349 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
98 Johnny Reb 340 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
99 James "Grizzly" Adams 332 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
100 Frank Hopkins 328 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
101 Samuel Wilson 327 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
102 I'll Fly Away 327 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
103 Brother Jonathan 294 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
104 Stagger Lee Shelton 278 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
105 Mercy Brown vampire incident 274 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
106 Hex sign 270 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
107 Mattie Blaylock 263 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
108 Madoc 248 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
109 Wreck of the Old 97 232 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
110 Altamaha-ha 231 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
111 Samuel Bellamy 216 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
112 Wabash Cannonball 211 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
113 Charles Boles 211 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
114 Billy Yank 207 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
115 Lincoln's Ghost 202 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
116 Anvil firing 201 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
117 Captivity narrative 185 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
118 Br'er Fox and Br'er Bear 184 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
119 Crichton Leprechaun 173 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
120 Sam Bass 172 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
121 Clay Allison 171 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
122 Leatherman (vagabond) 155 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
123 Shunka Warakin 151 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
124 Earp family 150 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
125 Mike Fink 143 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
126 Reno Gang 143 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
127 Folklore in Hawaii 140 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
128 King Kelly 134 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
129 Moses Rose 128 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
130 Swamp monster 128 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
131 Apache tears 127 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
132 Frank Eaton 127 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
133 Witch ball 123 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
134 Boy Scout Lane 120 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
135 Skeleton Canyon 118 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
136 Ann Bassett 118 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
137 Terrible Curse 118 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
138 Gregorio Cortez 117 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
139 Robbers Roost 113 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
140 In the Jailhouse Now 112 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
141 Joe Magarac 109 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
142 Wet moon 106 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
143 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey 104 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
144 Simon Kenton 101 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
145 John Coffee Hays 100 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
146 John the Conqueror 97 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
147 Black Aggie 97 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
148 Mudhouse Mansion 97 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
149 Ghosts of the American Civil War 97 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
150 Warren Earp 93 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
151 Follow the Drinkin' Gourd 92 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
152 Belsnickel 92 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
153 Tiburcio Vásquez 89 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
154 Signifying monkey 89 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
155 Minnehaha 85 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
156 Lost Ship of the Desert 84 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
157 Luke Short 83 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
158 José Gaspar 82 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
159 James Earp 81 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
160 Massai 80 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
161 Alfred Bulltop Stormalong 80 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
162 Jonathan Moulton 74 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
163 National Storytelling Festival 73 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
164 Procopio 72 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
165 Feathertop 71 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
166 Mose the Fireboy 71 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
167 Rosa laevigata 70 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
168 Samuel Mason 70 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
169 Pickens County Courthouse 69 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
170 Venture Smith 66 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
171 Nicholas Porter Earp 64 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
172 Richmond Vampire 62 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
173 Bloodstopping 62 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
174 Gallus Mag 61 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
175 Shotgun messenger 61 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
176 Newton Earp 61 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
177 Clell Miller 60 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
178 Nokomis 59 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
179 Legend of Rainbow Warriors 56 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
180 Courir de Mardi Gras 56 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
181 Benjamin Bonneville 55 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
182 Deadwood Dick 55 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
183 Annie's Road 55 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
184 Cultural depictions of George Washington 52 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
185 Josephine Airey 52 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
186 John Alden (sailor) 51 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
187 Hi Jolly 50 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
188 Samuel Brady 46 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
189 Commodore Perry Owens 45 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
190 Canada Bill Jones 45 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
191 Johnny Kaw 44 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
192 Mamie Thurman 44 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
193 Joseph Meek 40 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
194 Buckey O'Neill 39 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
195 Eunice Gray 38 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
196 Trysting Tree 38 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
197 Juan Flores 36 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
198 Seeing the Elephant 36 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
199 Thomas L. Smith 34 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
200 William A. A. Wallace 34 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
201 Kate Shelley 34 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
202 Northwest Folklife 33 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
203 Hot foot powder 33 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
204 Rendezvous (fur trading) 33 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
205 AVM Runestone 33 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
206 American Folklore Society 31 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
207 Skeleton Canyon treasure 31 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
208 Frontier myth 31 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
209 Antonine Barada 30 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
210 Julia Bulette 29 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
211 Jesse James Home Museum 28 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
212 Jack tales 28 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
213 Cordwood Pete 26 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
214 Mark Twain and Other Folk Favorites 25 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
215 Febold Feboldson 25 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
216 Mose Humphrey 24 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
217 William S. Williams 23 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
218 Pierre Bottineau 22 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
219 Paul Bunyan Statue 22 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
220 Tessie Wall 22 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
221 Thomas Tate Tobin 21 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
222 Obituary poetry 21 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
223 Texas Folklife Festival 20 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
224 The Robber Bridegroom (novel) 19 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
225 Dixie Bull 19 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
226 William (Amos) Wilson 19 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
227 Don Pedro Jaramillo 19 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
228 Ole Pete 19 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
229 Red Shoes (Choctaw chief) 19 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
230 The Laughing Place 18 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
231 Chalkley Beeson 18 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
232 Princess Winona 17 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
233 Meshach Browning 17 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
234 John C. Cremony 17 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
235 Richard Bullock 16 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
236 Agnes of Glasgow 16 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
237 Mount Silverheels 15 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
238 Ola Värmlänning 14 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
239 John Henry (musical) 13 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
240 The Missouri Folklore Society 12 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
241 Grandfather Stories 12 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
242 Griggstown cow 11 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
243 Eva Emery Dye 11 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
244 William Bernard 10 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
245 City Lore 10 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
246 Vivia Thomas 9 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
247 Minnesota folklore 9 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
248 Squandro 9 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
249 Josephine Meeker 9 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
250 Le Petit Bonhomme Janvier 8 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
251 Glassboro Ghost, "Elizabeth" 8 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
252 Southern Ohio Storytelling Festival 7 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
253 Texas Folklore Society 7 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
254 Iron Mountain Baby 7 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
255 Syksey 7 Sparkline of topic views for 2 weeks
256 Jackson Johonnet less than 5 views
257 Elk (sternwheeler 1857) less than 5 views
258 Katherine Cross less than 5 views
259 West Virginia Folklore Society less than 5 views

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The main article for this category is American folklore.

For the traditional folklore of the Native American peoples, see Category:Native American mythology.


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