Elusive and wily the fox in story and in the wild represents a character of resource and cunning.
Brer Fox is a character of the Uncle Remus folk tales that were collected by Joel Chandler Harris. These folk tales were made popular once again and brought to the new era by Walt Disney. The first use of Brer Fox in his 1946 movie Song of the South and later with the construction of Splash Mountain at Disney World Orlando, Fla. To read more about the history of Brer Fox in media here is the link to the Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br’er_Fox_and_Br’er_Bear
Here is an online link to a classic Brer Fox tale; http://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2008/09/brer_fox_goes_hunting.html
Eatonton, GA. is home to the Uncle Remus Museum. Housed in former slave quarters the small museum an American folklore treasure. Trip Advisor has news and reviews of the Uncle Remus Museum with photos included.
The direct link to the museum is here:
Francis Marion of South Carolina was among the legends and heroes created during the American Revolution. Smithsonian sifts through the resources, legends, lore and fact to get a closer look at our wily patriot.
more on the legend: http://www.swampfoxmemorial.org/francismarion.html
Walt Disney again had a part in the later career of this Fox. Disney created a TV series in 8 parts depicting the life of the notorious patriot. Actor Leslie Nielsen was the star. After the original airing
dates the show returned in syndicated programming and three episodes on DVD. More here:
Here is a quote from the theme song:
“Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, tail on his hat… nobody knows where the Swamp Fox at; Swamp Fox, Swamp Fox, hiding in the glen, He’ll ride away to fight again. Got no money, got no beds, got no roof above our heads; got no shelter when it rains, All we’ve got is Yankee brains!”
South Carolina Storyteller Tim Lowry portrays the Legendary General Francis Marion. His website: http://storytellertimlowry.com/
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