SUBMITTED BY: Erik Paulsen LOCATION: Bangor, Maine (1995)
The lumberjacks of northern and central Maine claim that legendary giant Paul Bunyan was born there.
The lumberjacks of Minnesota claim the Land of 10,000 Lakes as Bunyan’s birthplace.
Who’s right? Who cares. The more kitschy Paul Bunyan statues in the world, the better.
Bemidji, Minnesota has a rival Bunyan (with Babe the Blue Ox) overlooking the Mississippi River.
Here are the stats:
Minnesota: 18 feet
Maine: 31 feet
Minnesota: 5000 lbs
Maine: 3,700 lbs
Date of Construction:
Minnesota: Wood and Steel
Number of Paul Bunyan Petting Zoos:
Winner: The Bunyan Zoo pushes Minnesota’s roadside attraction over the edge.