Staff Writer of Lake Country Echo and Pine River Journal-News
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway is sponsoring a WinterFest 2013 "Bobber" The Water Safety Dog Coloring Contest.
Paul Bunyan has been parading through America’s folksy fascination with tall tales for years. While some say the Bunyan stories got their start in late 19th century Canada, folks from post card collectors to lumber yard owners to regular joes, thumb their noses at that notion and point to the fact that the first printed public record of Paul Bunyan came out of Detroit, Michigan, in 1910. Only a few years passed, and Minnesota, Maine, Wisconsin, even California and New York, had grabbed onto the Bunyan magic, with many cities claiming him as their home-town boy for one reason or another.
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