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7/28/2005  

Babe the Blue Ox

Babe the Blue Ox was the close friend and companion of Paul Bunyan. His exploits were legendary. He was so large that 42 axe handles plus a plug of tobacco could fit between his eyes and the logging camp laundryman used his horns to hang up all the camp laundry.

Below is a list of stories about Babe the Blue Ox.

Babe the Blue Ox
One winter it was so cold that all the geese flew backward and all the fish moved south and even the snow turned blue. Late at night, it got so frigid that all spoken words froze solid afore they could be heard. People had to wait until sunup to find out what folks were talking about the night before.

Paul Bunyan and the Log Jam
One spring day, the loggers on the Wisconsin River discovered a huge log jam, the biggest they'd ever seen. The logs were piled about two hundred feet high and the jam went upriver for a mile or more. Those loggers chopped and hauled at the jam, but it wouldn't budge an inch. So they called for Paul Bunyan to give them a hand.

Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
In the year of the 'Blue Snow', Paul found a baby ox in the snow. It was so cold, the ox and snow was blue. After Paul took him home and warmed him, his color stayed blue. Paul named him Babe.


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