Olivia Garris, Core 1
-Paul Bunyan is Americas best known folk hero.
-Some of the older men claim to have known him or been members of his crew.
--Paul Bunyan stood 7 ft tall
-Bunyan's great size and strength supposedly enabled him to clear North Dakota f its forrest and to dig out lake superior.
-The earliest reliably dated reference to Paul Bunyan comes from logging camps north of tomahawk during the winter of 1885-1886. Charles Brown heard them from a retired camp foreman in oshkosh in the early 1890's and by the opening years of the 20th century they were known in logging camps from coast to coast. They were first mentioned in print in the Duluth Evening News August 4th 1904, and a handful were printed in the oscoda press (oscoda Michigan) on august 10, 1906.
-The first group to reach a large audience appeared in the Milwaukee-based nature magazine, The Outers Book, in February 1910; these were printed in the washington post and the Wisconsin State journal.
-The first books of Bunyan tales were promotional brochures issued by the Red River Lumber Company of Minneapolis in the editions of about 5,000 copies in 1914, 1916 and 1922.
-The Bunyan stories were described as "fakelore"