Printed copies of news articles regarding the the legend of John Henry. Both articles regard the research of John Garst, professor emeritus at the University of Georgia, into the historical basis of the legend, particularly the location where the contest occurred. Garst argues that Leeds, Alabama, rather than Talcott, West Virginia, is the likely location where the events that inspired the legend took place.
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A&M 4016, News Articles Regarding Legend of John Henry, West Virginia and Regional History Center, West Virginia University Libraries. https://archives.lib.wvu.edu/repositories/2/resources/3335 Accessed July 03, 2020.