Paul Bunyan's Tall Tale
The Giant Lumberjack
Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
As a child, Paul played with an axe and crosscut saw like other children played with toys. On his first birthday his father gave him a pet blue ox named Babe.
Babe grew to be seven axehandles and a plug of tobacco wide between the eyes and as a snack would eat thirty bales of hay...wire and all.
Paul and Babe were so large, the tracks they made galivanting around Minnesota filled up and made the 10,000 lakes.
Courtesy of Bang Printing
Drawings by Homer Dimmick