folk tale :
- n a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk
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- Guy Rocha: Was Sen. Pittman really put on ice?
This is among the most lurid and grotesque of Nevada’s folk tales. U.S. Sen. Key Pittman died on Nov. 10, 1940, only five days after handily winning re-election. For years, stories have circulated that Pittman actually died before the election and his death was covered up.
June 16, 2013 - Reno Gazette-Journal