Today we take our first step into American folklore with John Henry. John was the strongest and best steel driver in the mid 19th-century.
When America was expanding the railroads to the West, more and more railroad companies were replacing their manpower with machines. John Henry challenges the owner of the railroad to a contest; him versus the steam-powered machine.
To read the outcome of the contest and more about John Henry and his legend, click here!
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