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HE'S A LUMBERJACK, AND HE'S XL!
A huge Paul Bunyan in Akeley, Minnesota
Located at "Paul's Patio" on State Highway 34
Contributed by Rod & Judy Ness of Hermantown, Minnesota
Akeley's Paul Bunyan
Judy Ness
Rod Ness provides scale for Akeley's jumbo Paul Bunyan

The legend of Paul Bunyan is a big deal in this small hamlet located at the Junction of State Highway 34 and 62 about three-and-a-half hours north of Minneapolis-St. Paul. Paul is 25 feet tall (kneeling!), and he's always got his hand out, making him a popular photo opportunity. The citizens of Akeley, Minnesota have been celebrating Paul Bunyan days since 1955 and have erected The Akeley Paul Bunyan Historical Museum which documents the role of logging in this community.

Origins of the Paul Bunyan legend in the Wikipedia

Akeley is located on the Lake Country Scenic Byway

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Photographed by Judy Ness 5/28/06
Posted on RoadTrip America 7/06



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