Sam Patch the Famous Jumper

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  • Author : Paul E. Johnson
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Pages : 224 pages
  • ISBN : 9781429931953
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Sam Patch the Famous Jumper

Sam Patch  the Famous Jumper
  • Author : Paul E. Johnson
  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release : 16 June 2004
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The true history of a legendary American folk hero In the 1820s, a fellow named Sam Patch grew up in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, working there (when he wasn't drinking) as a mill hand for one of America's new textile companies. Sam made a name for himself one day by jumping seventy feet into the tumultuous waters below Pawtucket Falls. When in 1827 he repeated the stunt in Paterson, New Jersey, another mill town, an even larger audience gathered to cheer on

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 19 August 2019
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 09 January 2009
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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 01 May 2012
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 12 June 2012
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  • Publisher : Hill and Wang
  • Release : 21 June 2004
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 02 April 2018
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  • Publisher : Univ of North Carolina Press
  • Release : 12 October 2005
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  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 19 April 2013
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  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release : 23 February 2012
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  • Release : 03 November 2014
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