Tall tales of the giant lumberjack are depicted by narration alternating with folk songs. Baby Paul tore a tree out of the ground, roots and all. At age 18, he was 25 feet tall and weighed 800 pounds. Soon after, Paul began his life’s work: clearing Western forests so that cities might be built. With five axe strokes, Bunyan cleared a 10 mile plot to help a struggling Wisconsin farmer.During the Revolutionary War, Bunyan defeated Hessian artillery by hitting their cannon balls back at them with a tree trunk. By splashing one foot in the ocean, Paul sank an entire pirate fleet. He built the Rocky Mountains with his bare hands, and shovelled out giant trenches that filled with rainwater and became the Great Lakes. In a single day, Bunyan dug the Erie Canal, which ran from Buffalo to Albany. In his old age, Paul built the Big Rock Candy Mountain.