Looking for a Tale? Hector Lee Was the Man to Ask

Folklore is an important part of the American West. It can be a window into our past that helps us better understand the present. Sometimes folklore can become part of our everyday life and customs. Folklore can also help us understand the history of a community and why places have nicknames, reputations, or stories behind them. The California Folklore Miscellany at Sonoma State University and Dr. Hector Lee’s legacy provide an opportunity for scholars, historians, and students to see how historical events and issues played out on a local scale.