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Month: June 2011

Paul Bunyan Day

On June 28, 2011, the nation honors one of the truly larger-than-life figures in American folklore by observing Paul Bunyan Day. Paul Bunyan is a legendary lumberjack of gigantic proportions who, accompanied by a blue ox named Babe, traveled throughout the country performing incredible, though often incidental, feats.

Birthday of Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Anne Morrow Lindbergh was also a prolific author. Her most famous work, Gift from the Sea, was originally published in 1955. This lyrical essay-style book was inspired by a visit to Captiva Island off the coast of Florida. In this introspective book Mrs. Lindbergh uses the natural imagery of the seashells found on the island’s beaches to reflect on the life of the American woman in the 20th century.