31-Foot-Tall Paul Bunyan - Bangor, Maine
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N 44° 47.320 W 068° 46.695
19T E 517541 N 4959498
A 31 foot tall statue of Paul Bunyan stands on a stone pedestal in Bass Park.
Waymark Code: WM10EAR
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 04/22/2019
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Bangor claims to be both the birthplace of the lumber industry and the Birthplace of Paul Bunyan. A titan-size statue in the city reminds Bangorians of their connection to this character of American legend.

Bangor's Paul Bunyan, "Reputed to be the largest statue of Paul Bunyan in the world," according to its sign, stands on a stone pedestal in front of the Bangor Civic Center in Bass Park. The statue is 31 feet high and weighs 3,700 pounds, not including its double-sided ax and lumberjack's peavey. Paul Bunyan's fiberglass-over-metal frame is hurricane-proofed to withstand 110 mph winds.

Mainer Stephen King bestowed brief pop culture celebrity on the statue, when he brought it to life in his 1986 novel, IT.

Paul Bunyan.
The statue was donated to Bangor on February 12, 1959, Bangor's 125th birthday, by New York-based builders Messmoor & Damon. It was designed by local artist J. Norman Martin, who was reportedly paid only $137 for his efforts.

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