Nebraskan Folklore

Louise Pound wrote many other articles regarding Nebraskan folklore. In “Nebraska Strong Men,” Pound writes about Febold Feboldson, Antoine Barada, and Moses Stocking. Febold Feboldson was a fictional character created by Wayne Carroll. An offspring of the Paul Bunyan tales, Feboldson was a hero who wrestled with extreme weather conditions, disease, politicians, and tribal warfare. Antoine Barada and Moses Stocking, on the other hand, were real people whose stories have been exaggerated.  Barada was a huge man with great strength during the Civil War era. Stocking was an Eastern Nebraskan who was the most extensive wool grower in the state. Six years later Pound added stories about Barada in “Antoine Barada Again.” In 1952 Pound published “The John Maher Hoaxes.” John Maher was also a real man whose life story was exaggerated.  He was the first person to bring winter wheat to Nebraska and served in the state senate. In 1928 Louise Pound published “Nebraska Sandhill Talk,” where she describes the history of the Sandhill region. In 1946, she published” Nebraska Rain Lore and Rain Making” and “Nebraska Snake Lore.” Both include pseudo-scientific lore. She published “Nebraska Legend of Weeping Water” and “Old Nebraska Folk Customs” in 1947. “Old Nebraska Folk Customs” describes traditional civic customs, sports and games, and dance parties.  In “Nebraska Cave Lore,” published in 1948, Pound gives a description of many caves found in Nebraska. In 1951, she published the” Legend of the Lincoln Salt Basin,” where she describes how Lincoln became the capital.