Paul Bunyan in Michigan: Yooper Logging, Lore & Legends


The loggers who settled Michigan's Upper Peninsula whiled away winter evenings with tales of extreme weather, strange geography, legendary beasts and improbable feats. One mythic figure strode confidently from one story to the next, his legend growing with each retelling.  Soon, Paul Bunyan began to appear in newspapers, magazines, books and even a Walt Disney cartoon.  In this first collection since 1946 set exclusively in the UP, author Jon C. Scott recaptures the oral tradition that cast Bunyan's shadow across the national imagination.  Relive the winter of the blue snow and cross paths with familiar companions like Babe and Johnny Inkslinger, as well as odd creatures like the hodag and the agropelter.