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Of course the tourist was willing to pay
For such a prospect of getting away.
He'd pull out his wallet, fork over a ten
And soon would be on "Terra Firma" again.
While he is speeding along the main road,
Our hero returns to his place of abode.
Of water, he must have a further supply,
To keep the old mud hole from getting too
          dry.
Thus, hour after hour and day after day,
He makes them "cough up" on the public
          highway
If this mud hole or slough is kept in repair
It will soon make our hero a famed mil-
          lionaire.
We give him great credit for his yankee wit,
Long may he prosper by his "cheek and grit",
He can make more "chink", by staying at
          home
Than filching crude oil from the old "Tea-
          pot Dome".

THE LAND O' LAKES
Shan. T. Boy
There's a county famed in story,
          It is famed for fish and game
It is in north Wisconsin
          And Oneida is its name.


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'Tis a land where summer tourists,
          To ease their pains and aches
Go to suffer solid comfort,
          In the lovely Land O' Lakes.

'Tis a land where pleasure seekers,
          In the good old summer time,
Repair for health and pleasure,
          In a mild and temperate clime.
'Tis a land of verdant beauty,
          Free from famines and earth quakes
With a carpet of pine needles,
          In the lovely Land O' Lakes.

Ye citizens of large cities
          Leave business cares behind.
Forget your woes and sorrows,
          That so oft affect mankind.
Put some gas into your lizzies,
          Pack up your tents and stakes
And hasten to Rhinelander,
          In the lovely Land O' Lakes.

Bid adieu to the sky scrapers,
          To the movies and hotels
And hasten to the forest
          Where the God of nature dwells.
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The Hodag and Other Tales of the Logging Camps, Written by Lake Shore Kearney
(Madison, WI: Democrat Printing Press, 1928) Original Text and Illustrations Public Domain License.
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