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Bunyan, Paul (Legendary character)


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    • Баньян, Поль (Legendary character)
    • Banʹi͡an, Polʹ (Legendary character)
    • Баньян, Пол (Legendary character)
    • 保羅·班揚 (Legendary character)
    • 班揚, 保羅 (Legendary character)
    • Banyang, Baoluo (Legendary character)
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    • found: Brown, Charles E. American folk lore : Paul Bunyan tales, 1922.
    • found: Britten, Benjamin. Paul Bunyan : an operetta in two acts and a prologue, op. 17, 1976.
    • found: Handy, R.D. Paul Bunyan and his big blue ox, c1937.
    • found: Wikipedia, August 16, 2014(Paul Bunyan is a giant lumberjack in American folklore. His exploits revolve around the tall tales of his superhuman labors, and he is customarily accompanied by Babe the Blue Ox. The character originated in the oral tradition of North American loggers and was later popularized by freelance writer William B. Laughead (1882-1958) in a 1916 promotional pamphlet for the Red River Lumber Company. He has been the subject of various literary compositions, musical pieces, commercial works, and theatrical productions. His likeness is displayed in several oversized statues across North America.) Russian page (Поль Баньян = Pol BanЋiЌan; Пол Баньян = Pol BanЋiЌan) Chinese page (保羅班揚 = Baoluo Banyang)
    • found: Merriam-Webster online, August 16, 2014(Paul Bunyan: a giant lumberjack of American folklore)
    • found: Dictionary.com, August 16, 2014(Paul Bunyan: a legendary giant lumberjack, an American folk hero)
    • found: American folklore website, August 16, 2014(Paul Bunyan is a larger-than-life folk hero who embodies frontier vitality. He is a symbol of might, the willingness to work hard, and the resolve to overcome all obstacles. He was popularized by newspapermen across the country in 1910 and has been a part of the American culture ever since; born in Bangor, Maine)
    • found: Paul Bunyan statue and birthplace, via RoadsideAmerica.com, August 16, 2014(Bangor claims to be both the birthplace of the lumber industry, and, naturally, the birthplace of Paul Bunyan; Akeley, Minnesota makes a competing Paul Bunyan birth claim)
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    • 2014-08-16: new
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