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Straw, Jack. Jack Straw was created by J. Irving Crump (Og, Sangroo) and appeared in the two-book Jack Straw Series, beginning with Jack Straw in Mexico, or, How the Engineers Defended the Great Hydro-Electric Plant (1914) and concluding with Jack Straw, Lighthouse Builder (1915).

Jack Straw is a brave young engineer whose adventures revolve around his efforts to build "civilizing" monuments, like a hydro-electric plant and a lighthouse, in places where the ungrateful natives try to stop him. Straw and his friends succeed in building the hydro-electric plant in Mexico and the lighthouse in Venezuela despite the objections, usually violent, of the natives.

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