Let's go to Paul Bunyanie, America's most famous forest clearing hero, it is completely made up. The name Paul Bunyan was used by James MacGillivray in stories from his own youth, when about a year 1910 he was an inhabitant of the forest. W.B. Laughead, dealing with advertising, portrayed Paul Bunyan as a giant, in which form we know him to this day, and used this character in an advertising campaign.
The legend of Paul Bunyan grew, until finally this fictional character began to be treated as almost real. They were told, that Bunyan was born in Maine, that his cradle – too great, to keep her ashore – it floated on the surface of the river. Whenever, when the giant child turned over, huge waves were rising. Once upon a time it slept so soundly, that it was impossible to wake him up, so the English Navy was called for help. The sailors fired on the giant for seven hours. When he finally moved and stood up, seven warships were sunk!
Folk tales speak, that Bunyan lived in Minnesota and Wisconsin with his ox named Babe, which could pull the trunks of trees cut on the surface at once 640 acres of forest. Paul's companions, huge, they devoured a lot of food. They said they ate pancakes and biscuits so huge, that when one of the biscuits fell, there was an earthquake on the other side of the globe!