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W.B. Laughead

William B. Laughead (1882-1958) was a logger and advertising manager for the Red River Lumber Company in Minnesota who wrote many pamphlets promoting the company. The one most notable was his story documenting the legendary folk hero, Paul Bunyan.This American folk tale had been told by loggers and drillers for years before Laughead first published it for a popular audience in 1922. We offer the 1934 edition entitled, The Marvelous Exploits of Paul Bunyan , which we hope you enjoy. Please note, it’s more historical than the storied version you may remember from your childhood. Is Paul Bunyan the only American myth? John Henry’s another we can think of, but there can’t be many more…

Short Stories

  • Paul Bunyan