Statues of Paul Bunyan

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This article is about single statues of Paul Bunyan. For the pair of statues in Bemidji, Minnesota, see Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

There are a number of stautes of Paul Bunyan on display in the United States.

Portland, Oregon[edit]

The most famous statue of Paul Bunyan is the 31-foot-tall (9.4 m) concrete and metal sculpture in the Kenton neighborhood of Portland, Oregon.

Bangor, Maine[edit]

Paul Bunyan statue in Bangor, Maine

Another 31-foot (9.4 m) statue can be found in Bangor, Maine. Standing since 1959, it weights 3700 pounds.[1] The statue is shown with a large ax in one hand, and a peavey in the other hand, and is the largest statue of Paul Bunyan in the world.[1]

Klamath, California[edit]

At the Trees of Mystery in Klamath, California there is a 49-foot (15 m) tall Statue of Paul Bunyan."[2]

Cheshire, Connecticut[edit]

When the 26-foot " Muffler Man" Paul Bunyan was erected in front of a local lumber business in the 1980's, the town objected to the statue, citing that it was a violated of town codes given its substantial height. Finding no limitation on flagpole height on the books, the owners of the statue replaced Bunyan's axe with an American flag. [3]

Others[edit]

Smaller (although still larger than life) statues can also be found in the Minnesota towns of Akeley, Bemidji, and Brainerd as well as Manistique, Michigan; Ossineke, Michigan; Muncie, Indiana; and Lakewood, Wisconsin.[1] Paul Bunyan's Log Chute, an amusement park ride inside Bloomington, Minnesota's Mall of America, also houses large statues of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Bahr, Jeff (2009). Amazing and Unusual America. Chicago, Illinois, USA: Publications International, Ltd. pp. 10–11. ISBN 978-1-4127-1683-3. 
  2. ^ Places you can spot Paul Bunyan this summer, Today, June 28, 2012.
  3. ^ Muffler Man - Bunyan, Of Necessity, a Patriot

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