Bunyan, Paul

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A legendary giant lumberjack of the north woods of the United States and Canada. He was accompanied by a blue ox named Babe. The stories about him resemble traditional tall tales. In one such story, the ten thousand lakes of Minnesota originated when Paul and Babe's footprints filled with water.

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