Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Tall Tale Coasters- Sport The Reversible Dog

A while back I came across a set of four Tall Tale coasters at a rummage sale. Each coaster has an illustration and the name of the character. Today's focus is on Sport, the reversible dog. Part of the Paul Bunyan legend, the poor little guy was cut in half by a logger then sewn up incorrectly. From then on, sport was the reversible dog who used his disability as an advantage. He would run on his front legs, then after he became tired switch to his hind legs. I don't have a date on the coasters, but they are probably pretty old based on the artwork and one coaster's depiction of an Indian that might not go over so well today.

View information on Paul Bunyan and Tale Tales here.


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