LUMBER: Needed: Paul & Babe

What the U.S. needed was a superman like Paul Bunyan. Paul did a lot of sizable things. He dug out Lake Michigan to mix concrete in so that he could build the Rocky Mountains. In the winter of the Blue Snow, when the Pacific Ocean was frozen clean over, he supplied the country with the standard grade of white snow hauled from China by Babe, his blue ox. But Paul was a lumberman at heart. One day while he was combing his beard with a pine tree, he invented mass production in the logging business.

The U.S., in the midst...

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