T-shirt of the Day Award for Paul Bunyan Day!

28 Jun

Stories about Paul Bunyan, the giant lumberjack with his blue ox, Babe, have been around since the 1830s. Today is his day!

The legend of Paul Bunyan may have actually originated in Canada – in fact, “Bonyenne” is a colloquial French-Canadian expression of astonishment the approximate equivalent of “good grief” or “my goodness” – but he was quickly adopted into American folklore, where tales of his prowess continued to grow. His stories were not written down until nearly a century after they began circulating, starting in 1910 by U.S. journalist James MacGillivray.

See more Paul Bunyan shirts. Remember if you click on any t-shirt, you can choose the style, color, and size you want, for infants to adults – or choose this design on lots of other gift items too!

I’ll see you in a funny t-shirt!

History of Paul Bunyan
Paul Bunyan stories and legends

Disney’s American Legends
(1958) on DVD
(Stories of Paul Bunyan, Johnny Appleseed, John Henry, The Brave Engineer)

Paul Bunyan
20th Anniversary Edition (A Reading Rainbow Book)
by Steven Kellogg


4 Responses to “T-shirt of the Day Award for Paul Bunyan Day!”

  1. Joan Adams June 28, 2010 at 3:23 pm #

    Paul Bunyan Day! yippee! I love the “Don’t worry, I hugged it first!” shirt!

  2. Susan52 June 28, 2010 at 5:21 pm #

    Happy day to Paul Bunyan fans! Interesting origin of the word “Bunyan.” I had never heard that. I loved Paul Bunyan stories when I was a kid – and love them even now!

  3. Carma June 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    Joan, that one made me laugh out loud too!

  4. Carma June 28, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    Susan, I just learned that this morning! I love little tidbits like that.

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