International Fiberglass Paul Bunyan Statues (page 2)

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Paul Bunyan
Evergreen Park, IL
Paul Bunyan
Springfield, IL
The Paul Bunyan in Evergreen Park is installed on the roof of Guardian Auto Rebuilders. In 1998, it was knocked over in a tornado but was repaired and given a fresh coat of auto paint. When the first two photos were taken in 2001, the statue appeared to be covered with metal flake paint. By the last two photos in 2010, the paint seemed more muted. This statue no longer has any feet. Most likely, they were cemented in place at a previous location and had to be severed to relocate him. In 2017, the statue was knocked over again on the roof and badly damaged. The owners hope to repair him. [map]

The Paul Bunyan in Springfield stands in front of Lauterbach Tire and Auto Service. In 2001, the tire in the statue's hand was replaced with an American flag. In 2006, the statue was struck by a tornado and was missing his head for awhile. For more, see this website. [map]

Paul Bunyan

2001 in Melrose Park, IL

2012 in Crystal Lake, IL
This Paul Bunyan statue shown above was originally located at Village Lumber in Melrose Park. In 2003, the statue was moved to Wolff's Flea Market where it was displayed inside a warehouse. By 2006, the flea market had closed and the statue disappeared.

Around 2009, the statue reappeared at Lumber Jacks Firewood in Crystal Lake. For more, see this website. [map]

Paul Bunyan
Rumford, ME
This Paul Bunyan statue was previously at Puiia's Home Center which is closed now. In 2002, the statue was donated to the town and restored. His axe was recreated and he was installed next to the Visitors' Info Center. A Babe the Blue Ox has also been installed downtown. [map]

Paul Bunyan
Onsted, MI (now Brooklyn, MI)
This Paul Bunyan statue may have been located in Ann Arbor, MI at one time. The photos above from 2005 show the statue when it stood in front of Stagecoach Stop USA in Onsted. The amusement park operated from 1964-2008 and had a Western 1800s theme. In 2010, this statue was put up for sale on eBay but did not find a buyer. In 2011, the statue was sold and moved to Knutson's Sporting Goods in Brooklyn, MI. It was repainted before being installed. [Brooklyn photo thanks Joel Baker] [map]

Paul Bunyan
Foristell, MO
Paul Bunyan
Billings, MT
This Paul Bunyan statue in Foristell has an unusual upraised right arm like the Mr. Bendo and Indian models. The Mr. Bendo model was essentially a Paul Bunyan statue with the raised arm and clenched fist to hold a bar. This statue has an open hand like the Indian statues. This statue stands at the lot of Skyline Motors, a tractor trailer repair shop. The owner bought him in the 1980s from a tire store in St. Louis. The statue was on its back at the owner's home until 1997. He was then painted and installed here. In 2018, the statue was knocked over during a storm. It was broken in half at the waist and badly damaged. The statue is currently being restored. [map]

This Paul Bunyan statue in Billings is part of the enormous sign at L.P. Anderson Tire Factory. He was erected with the sign in 1965. The store's owner bought the statue while he was at a convention in Los Angeles earlier that year. Another business had the statue but hadn't removed it from its crates yet when Anderson bought it. The statue originally had green pants, a white shirt and a green cap. The statue was repainted in 2006 to reflect the company's acquisition by the Tire Factory. He was repainted with blue pants and a red cap. Around 2016, the shop had become Point S Tire and the statue's cap was painted green. For more, see this website. [map]

Paul Bunyan
Edneyville, NC
Paul Bunyan
Rocky Mount, NC
The Paul Bunyan statue in Edneyville is part of the simulated Western town known as Bub Hyder's Ranch. There is also an International Fiberglass Indian statue here as well as a couple of bull statues and a Chip's figure. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This Paul Bunyan statue is in Rocky Mount located at Log Cabin Homes. It was previously installed in Mount Vernon, IL at Stan the Tire Man. Later, the statue was moved to the Stan the Tire Man in Salem, IL. In 2007, the statue was moved to Rocky Mount. The owner of Log Cabin Homes has at least three other International Fiberglass statues in storage including those from Vista, CA; Lakewood, WI; and one from Minnesota. [map]

Paul Bunyan
Raleigh, NC
This Paul Bunyan statue originally held a paintbrush and paint can at a Giant Decorator store in Raleigh, NC. This was a standard Paul Bunyan model with a glued on painter's cap and painted overalls. When Giant Decorator went out of business in 1984, the Bradshers bought the statue and moved it to their farm (top photos). The statue once held signs advertising fresh produce. In 2008, the statue was restored and moved from Bradsher's Farm to their landscaping business (bottom photos). These photos are from 2010. In 2011, he was repainted again with a green shirt and cap. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Paul Bunyan
Jersey City, NJ
This Paul Bunyan statue is located at Wilson's Carpet. It holds a giant roll of carpet. Norm Wilson bought "The Man" from Lafayette Sign who had previously bought him from an Amoco gas station. Another source says the statue came from North Carolina and was purchased for $5,000. In 1974, the statue was installed on the roof of Wilson Carpet's first store. In 1990, the statue was moved to the company's new location. The sheet metal roll of carpet was put in his hands at that point. This statue appears in "The Sopranos" TV series opening credits. A flag was added after September 11th. Around 2006, the statue was restored and an LED screen replaced the flag. In 2016, the statue was painted entirely white. I assume it was being restored.

The lower half of another Paul Bunyan statue came with the first statue and stood in front of the store as well. The "Pants" were pink for many years but are now painted yellow. By 2007, the Pants were moved around to the backlot where they were raised up on a platform. At some point, the Pants' right foot was damaged. By 2009, the Pants was moved back in front of the store. However, I don't see it there in 2016. [map]

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