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Where can I find a detailed version of the legend "The sissy from the hardscrabble county rock quarries?" None of the online resources I can find are complete. Maybe this answer has to come from your memory. The area is usually Indiana. Thanks

Question #144057. Asked by scalar.
Last updated Apr 06 2017.
Originally posted Apr 01 2017 1:54 PM.

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It's here on pages 231, 232 and 233 (it doesn't show all three pages):

link https://books.google.com.au/books?id=yhAhkYAHuiwC&lpg=PA231&ots=rQbgPoqNG6&dq=+&pg=PA231





Response last updated by gtho4 on Apr 02 2017.
Apr 01 2017, 2:24 PM
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This dexcription made me think of the 1979 movie "Breaking Away," set in Bloomington, Indiana. It was inspired by real events involving the son of a local quarry stone cutter competing in cycling (considered "sissy" by some) with students of Indiana University, which is built of limestone from that quarry.

See link http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078902/

Apr 01 2017, 4:51 PM
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I found this:

link https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/109020445/

On the right side of the small picture of newspaper page from 1949 there is a window bar to Find & Highlight text on this page. I use an iPad so I tapped on the article then tapped on the window bar. I scrolled down and there was the text from the page in larger, readable print.

Since I don't know the ending of "The Sissy from etc." I don't know if the full story is there.

Apr 01 2017, 4:57 PM
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It is a yarn and tall tale from the anthology; "The American People: Stories, Legends, Tales, Traditions, and Songs" By B. A. Botkin (1997)

Check with your local library; ISBN-13: 978-1560009849
ISBN-10: 1560009845

This site claims to offer free trial downloads: [ url needs to be updated ] (I did not test it)

Apr 06 2017, 12:41 AM
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