Paul Bunyan Statue – Bangor, Maine

The Paul Bunyan Statue in Bangor stands 31 feet tall and was erected in 1959. Paul Bunyan was a legendary figure in American folklore who performed superhuman feats with his blue ox Babe. Bangor claims to be both the birthplace of the North American logging industry and of Paul Bunyan, alas Minnesota and other states have competing claims and statues. Maine’s own Stephen King famously brought the statue to life in his novel “It.” King himself lives in Bangor.

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