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Joe Mulhatton: The Appalachian Baron Munchausen

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Joseph “Joe” Mulhatton (1848-1913) was an icon of the Appalachians at one time who slipped through the fingers of memory. Despite a surge of global notoriety during the late Nineteenth Century, only a few recall him today.

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Classic Mulhattons from the Famous Liar

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These are brief, paraphrased, and summarized articles from the tales and legends Mulhatton claimed. This is a unique glimpse into the imaginings of the “Famous Liar.

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Suspected Mulhattons from Unknown Authors

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These fake works are often attributed to Mulhatton, but it remains to be verified if they are actually “Mulhatton originals.” As a result, they remain products of unknown authors.

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A Salute to the Liar Mulhatton

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For some reason, Mulhatton drew a sudden following in 1910. Perhaps it was the discovery that he was still alive, or that he’d found tremendous success in mining, but still he again became a popular topic.

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