Paul Bunyan and Babe enjoy participating in area events.  Over the years Paul has donned a Lumberjack-sized hard hat, (during construction of the Tourist Information Center) stocking cap (now on display in TIC) and Babe has worn sleigh bells around his neck during The Night We Light winter celebration.  Below are a few photos of the dynamic duo participating in other area events and welcoming visitors to the First City on the Mississippi. 



Scooter Christensen, star of the famous
Harlem Globetrotters,
visited statues of Paul and Babe
in advance of the Globetrotters'
performance at The Sanford Center on April 4, 2011

photo courtesy of  Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc.

April 2009
Headwaters Quilters Guild member photographs
her quilt for marketing of Annual Quilt Show. (July)
Babe enjoyed his 'turn to display a signature item. 

June 2008
Ulen Brothers Construction crew working on Paul Bunyan Dr.  They are so efficient they are ahead of schedule and even had time for a photo opp!


May 2008
"Acorn A's" Model A Ford Club from northern California, traveled the Great River Road National Scenic Byway all the way from New Orleans to Bemidji!                                        



                                              January 2008
           Lincoln Elementary Kindergarten Class
visits Paul Bunyan while learning 
           about the letter 'P'.  

September 2006
National Shrine officials invite Paul 
to their annual Children's Screening Clinic, 
parade and BSU football game  


March 2006 
A Paul Bunyan-sized Welcome Home 
for the Men's & Women's 
          2006 US Olympic Curling Teams
Men's Team brought home the
                            Olympic Bronze




January 2006
Paul is honored by visit from 
MN Governor Pawlenty

June 2004
Wisconsin natives traveling 
to Devils Lake, ND for 
Classic Car Show, 
stop to visit another classic - 
Paul Bunyan and Babe!


Bemidji State University Mascot "Bucky the Beaver"
loves Paul & Babe!  These two celebrities share the fun of welcoming visitors to their hometown

Bicycling the Mississippi
Headwaters to New Orleans
     Sep - Oct 2003
September 4, 2003
From the First City on the Mississippi, Paul welcomes this ambitious group of cyclists and wishes them a smooth ride to the Last City!

June 2003 
Paul Bunyan Vintage Car Club
Members tour Bemidji once a week 
during summer months. Funds raised 
by the club are donated to local charities.


February 2002
Lions District Convention 
Paul joins in District Lions Convention - Bemidji area president and district governor watch as city employees place the bright yellow Lion's vest on Paul.
Photo courtesy Monte Draper Bemidji Pioneer


February 2002
Paul and Babe received Villager Name Tags from staff of Concordia Language Villages.  The staff and interns made the name tags as the language center celebrates its first "Wear your Tag Day" to encourage all language camp students and staff to wear the name tags worn during summer classes on the first Monday in February.  They hope wearing of name tags will become an annual event, no matter where the students are in the world. 

Photo courtesy Monte Draper Bemidji Pioneer

Paul annually dons the traditional 
Ski Bib as he hails the participants of
the Minnesota Finlandia Cross Country 
Ski Marathon held each February 

1995 Rotarian Honor

Paul Bunyan was made a 
'Paul Harris Fellow' by 
the Bemidji Rotary Club. 

Photo Courtesy Monte Draper Bemidji Pioneer



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