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 Fabian Joseph “Saginaw Joe” Fournier

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Fabian Joseph “Saginaw Joe” Fournier

Birth
Canada
Death
7 Nov 1875 (aged 28–29)
Bay City, Bay County, Michigan, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
157643234 View Source

American Folk Figure and Michigan Folk Hero Lumberjack Murder Victim and The main model for the Paul Bunyan legend was this unassuming French-Canadian lumberjack Fabian "Saginaw Joe" Fournier, pictured at about age 18 in 1865 just after emigrating Bay City MI from Quebec.

American Folk Figure and Michigan Folk Hero Lumberjack Murder Victim and The main model for the Paul Bunyan legend was this unassuming French-Canadian lumberjack Fabian "Saginaw Joe" Fournier, pictured at about age 18 in 1865 just after emigrating Bay City MI from Quebec.

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