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Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox
Colossal roadside statues of mythical giant lumberjack and companion, erected in 1937-38 to stimulate tourism.

County:  Beltrami
Address:  3rd St. and Bemidji Ave.
City or Township:  Bemidji
Listing Date:  March 10, 1988
Nomination:  88000204.pdf
Significance Level:   Local
Criteria:   A (see criteria)
Date:   1937
Theme:   entertainment/recreation
Historic Functions:   Work of Art
Current Functions:   Work of Art (Sculpture, Carving, Rock Art),
Foundation Material:   Inapplicable
Roof Material:   Inapplicable
Wall Material:   Inapplicable

Photo of Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox

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