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It was man versus machine. When John Henry, the tall Virginian, picked up his hammer, crowds gathered to watch. Most of the people had ever seen a man so tall and so strong. As a steel driver, John Henry could outwork three men, maybe more, on his crew at the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad. The take of John Henry was a bright light after the dark days of slavery. Songs about him have been sung for more than 100 years.


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