Monday, July 22, 2013
Travelling across Canada -- Big Joe Mufferaw
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.