Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

Wednesday, 21st September 2005 by

My friend Sarah got back from San Francisco recently, and she showed me the pictures she took there. When I saw this photo of a 49 foot talking lumberjack, I immediately checked the GgSs submissions database, but no-one has ever sent us it! Shame on you 😉

Bunyan Photo

However we managed to find the way there; and so here are Paul Bunyan and Babe the blue Ox in Klamath, California. Paul Bunyan is (according to Wikipedia) an enormous mythical lumberjack, who was accompanied on this timber-chopping adventures by an equally enormous blue ox, named Babe. However, for my money, the most interesting thing about the Bunyan myth is that it was propogated by the lumber industry as a public relations tool.

Bunyan Sight

Apparently there's monuments to Paul Bunyan all over America, can anyone find any more?

Thanks, obviously, to Sarah 😀