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Published May 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

A 12-foot-tall sculpture of Big Honza

In this May 7, 2013 photo, a 12-foot-tall sculpture of Big Honza stands in a courtyard along the main street in Montgomery, Minn. On his shoulder is his mascot, the "Czechadee." Some legends emerge from the mists of time. Others are clearly created from scratch. The latter is the case in the southern Minnesota town of Montgomery. A combination of the area's Czech heritage and a huge helping of imagination formed the character Big Honza. Locals hope this fictional folk hero will put their town on the map, Minnesota Public Radio reported. (AP Photo/Minnesota Public Radio, Nikki Tundel)
Read the article: Meet Big Honza, Minn.'s 12-foot Czech folk hero