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Holt's Urban Lumberjack Legend
« on: February 17, 2019, 02:23:28 AM »
How lumberjacks got their iconic call when a tree is felling.

There was once a lumberjack in early America named John Burr. He had a kid brother named Timothy Burr. Often young Timothy was unalert when his brother was chopping the big forest pines. There were several near misses when Tim almost got crushed flat by huge toppling hemlocks. Tim was a clean-up boy for the logging company where he and his brother both worked. He would pull away branches from delimbed felled trees with his yellow ox, Sam and pile them up neatly. Once day, older brother John told younger brother Tim that from then on he would holler his name out loud every time a tree was about to fell. So, young Timothy always got out of the way fast whenever he heard brother John holler "Tim Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!". Soon, this caught on with all lumberjacks across America and the rest is history. So I believe.

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Re: Holt's Urban Lumberjack Legend
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2019, 09:24:17 PM »
make a good story

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Re: Holt's Urban Lumberjack Legend
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2019, 11:02:48 PM »
Inspired by all these whoppers I have heard about reading Paul Bunyan. American woodsmanship is full of tall folklore. 


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