Paul Bunyan and Babe statues date to 1930s
In the early fall of 1937, Bemidji organized its first Paul Bunyan Carnival.
While everyone on the carnival committee had different jobs, Cyril Dickinson of the Dickinson Construction Company was given the job to build a statue of Paul Bunyan.
The statue was modeled after Bemidji's then mayor, Earl Bucklen.
Above the concrete footings (about 5.5 tons) that help support the statue, Paul himself weighs at about 2.5 tons.
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