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Paul Bunyan Statues: Minnesota

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Kneeling Paul Bunyan
Akeley, MN
The Kneeling Paul Bunyan is about 30 feet tall. It was built in 1984 with steel, lath, and fiberglass. The statue is located next to the Paul Bunyan Historical Museum. These photos are from 2011. The statue was damaged by vandals in 2012. It will be repaired once something can be worked out between the city and the builder's family. For more, see this website. [map]

Paul Bunyan's Sweetheart
Hackensack, MN
Paul Bunyan
Hackensack, MN
This statue of Paul Bunyan's Sweetheart is 17 foot tall. It was built in 1952 by Doad Schroeder from fiberglass and wood. I don't know why her skirt is such an odd shape. There is an access door at the back. A contest was held to name the statue and "Lucette Diana Kensack" was chosen. In 1991, when Lucette's head was severed in a storm, the town replaced it and restored the statue. In 1992, a small statue of Paul Jr. statue was installed next to Lucette. The Paul Jr. statue was gone by 2007. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This wood carving of Paul Bunyan stands in the same park with Lucette. I don't know when this statue was installed but it has been there since at least 2007. [map]

Paul Bunyan
Chisholm, MN
The Paul Bunyan statue in Chisholm is located inside the Minnesota Museum of Mining. It is about ten feet tall. The statue has been here since at least the 1960s. The museum opened here in 1953. The statue had just been refurbished when these photos were taken in 2011. For more, see this website.

Paul Bunyan
Jenkins, MN
Paul Bunyan's Baby Boots
Pine River, MN
The Paul Bunyan statue in Jenkins was created by Josh Porter in 2008. It is installed next to the A-Pine Restaurant. [map]

Paul Bunyan's Baby Boots are located inside the Pine River Information Center. They are about three feet tall. In 2006, a giant pair of Paul Bunyan's boots were created by Wayne Shilson and installed outside the center. These boots were destroyed by a tornado in 2010.

More Minnesota Paul Bunyan Statues:
Cordwood Pete & Tamarack (Fosston)
Paul Bunyan & Babe (Nisswa)

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