Swedish Farmers

Author: 
Steve Dahlke, Mayor, City of Fifty Lakes

Everybody knows about Paul Bunyan creating the Kingdom of North Dakota. Yessir, seems ol’ Paul’d been hired by the King of Sweden to clear the trees and rid the place of stumps so as to make a good farming place for Swedish fellers wanting to grow crops here in America. Ol’ Paul never could tell what the King’s name was, so scribbly was his writing, and it looked different every time Paul got a letter from him.  Paul took to calling him ‘the King of Fifty Names’.