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Paul Bunyan – Landscape Engineering

Paul Bunyan – Landscape Engineering

Oct 26, 2012

Old Hewey wrought, so I’ve been taught, six days to make the world; He built the sky, and rearing high, the mighty mountains hurled; One only spot he finished not, and then his tents he furled. But e’re on high, above the sky, he went up out of sight, With final shout he called about his workers all of might, And thus he spoke, e’re like a cloak he clothed...

Paul Bunyan – Background

Paul Bunyan – Background

Oct 26, 2012

Paul Bunyan was the logging industry; not, to be sure, as it is found in Forest Service Reports or in profit and loss statements, but rather as it burned in the bones of the true North Woods lumberjack. To understand the significance of the Bunyan stories one must know something of the men who first told them. While the lumber industry has found a place in...

Paul Bunyan – Building Crater Lake

Paul Bunyan – Building Crater Lake

Oct 23, 2012

I camped one year by Crater Lake, in the State of Oregon, And there I met a pioneer who lived by trap and gun. And often of an evening by the camp fire’s ruddy light, He told me how the West was made and of great men of might. He told of the two Joe McFraus, the one whose name was Pete, And how he labored for his board to get enough to eat. And also of the...