Across The Fence: Antoine Barada – larger than life


Folks in Arizona tell their tales of Boastful Bill and Lone Star, Texas cowboys have been bragging about their tallest of tall tale heroes, Pecos Bill ever since that first Longhorn maverick was roped and branded.

From the Pacific Northwest the legend of Paul Bunyan, and his blue ox Babe, have grown to gigantic proportions. And not to be outdone, Nebraskan's have immortalized Febold Feboldson, who was created by Wayne Carroll writing for a Gothenburg, Neb., newspaper in the 1920s.

But there are some legends that grow from the flesh and blood of living men whose exploits seem to rise above t...

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