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Paul Bunyan's "Tall Tale"

Paul Bunyan, The Giant Lumberjack


Sourdough Sam, The Cook

Sourdough Sam, the cook, fed Paul's logging crews. He made everything except coffee from sourdough. He lost one leg and one arm when a sourdough barrel blew up. A load of pork and beans with the ox team pulling it went through the ice on a nearby lake. Sam had large fires built along the shore and boiled the lake making bean soup. All winter he fed the men bean soup with an ox-tail flavor.


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Drawings by Homer Dimmick