Paul Bunyan is a giant lumberjack in American folklore. His exploits revolve around the tall tales of his superhuman labors, and he is customarily accompanied by Babe the Blue Ox.The character originated in the oral tradition of North American loggers, and was later popularized by freelance writer William B. Laughead (1882–1958) in a 1916 promotional pamphlet for the Red River Lumber Company.
The first Paul Bunyan story, “Round River,” made it into print in 1906, penned by journalist James MacGillivray for a local newspaper in Oscoda, Michigan.
The Paul Bunyan Axe was created by the Wisconsin letterwinners' organization (the National W Club) and would be instituted as the trophy in the series in 1948. The scores of each game are recorded on the axe's handle, which is 6 feet long. A new axe was created in 2000. The original axe was donated to the College Football Hall of Fame in 2003.
Paul Bunyan, giant lumberjack, mythical hero of the lumber camps in the United States, a symbol of bigness, strength, and vitality. The tales and anecdotes that form the Paul Bunyan legend are typical of the tradition of frontier tall tales. Paul and his companions, Babe the Blue Ox and Johnny
The game's trophy is the "Paul Bunyan – Governor of Michigan Trophy", or simply, the Paul Bunyan Trophy. It is a four-foot tall wooden statue of Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack of American folklore, on a five-foot base. It reflects Michigan's history as a major lumber-producing state.
Paul Bunyan was an initial investor in Rural Vision, a local DBS provider and it would soon expand the amount of home entertainment available for the cooperative’s members. Rural Vision would eventually be sold to Pegasus in August of 1998, giving the cooperative an exceptional return on the investment that would allow for the unprecedented ...
Paul Bunyan is an animated short that was released on August 1, 1958. Following a violent windstorm on the coast of Maine, lumberjack Cal McNab spots a giant cradle on the beach containing a giant baby boy. The town adopts and raises the boy, giving him the name Paul Bunyan. One Christmas, the...
The exact truth about the birth of the legendary logging tales of Paul Bunyan is clouded in the mist of history and may never be known. The True Story of the Paul Bunyan Legend by Wayne Chamberlain, 2008 (photo of Wayne Chamberlain, 2006) There are those who believe the tales are an exaggerated congregation of actual deeds of ordinary loggers.
The Paul Bunyan Trail now ultimately links 16 communities between its source in Brainerd/ Baxter, and Lake Bemidji State Park on the north. It is non-motorized, except for snowmobiles. Uses of the Paul Bunyan Trail include bicycling, hiking, in-line skating, and it is fully accessible for persons with disabilities.
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