Monday, July 22, 2013

Travelling across Canada -- Big Joe Mufferaw

Leo and the kids left early Satruday morning for their road trip across the Country.  I will be meeting them in Calgary on Friday night. 

They made a stop in Mattawa, Ontario and had their picture taken with Big Joe Mufferaw.

Big Joe Mufferaw was a French Canadian folk hero from the Ottawa Valley.  His is best know today as the hero of a song by Stompin' tom Connors.  Like Paul Bunyan, he made his living chopping down trees and is the subject of many tall tales. 

Xavier did a presentation about Big Joe for his Cub scout troops this year.  Fun for them to come across this great carving of him.

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