Westwood in Lassen County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
The Legend Lives On
Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce
The statue was carved by Burlwood Industries from a Redwood log 22 ft. long, 12 ft. diameter: weighing 28,000 lbs and over 1000 years old.
Erected 1988 by Westwood Area Chamber of Commerce.
Location. 40° 18.12′ N, 121° 0.065′ W. Marker is in Westwood, California, in Lassen County. Marker is on 3rd Street (County Highway A21) east of Birch Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 207 3rd Street, Westwood CA 96137, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lassen Trail - Westwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Westwood Firehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Westwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Red River Bakery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Boardinghouses (about 700 feet away); Westwood Club (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chuckís Railroad Room (approx. 0.2 miles away); Westwood Masonic Lodge (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Westwood.
Also see . . . Paul Bunyan - American Folklore. Paul Bunyan is a larger-than-life folk hero who embodies frontier vitality. He is a symbol of might, the willingness to work hard, and the resolve to overcome all obstacles. He was popularized by newspapermen across the country in 1910 and has been a part of the American culture ever since.
1. Paul's Birthplace
This is a great synopsis of the legend of Paul Bunyan! Paul actually came to life originally in the French logging camps of southeastern Canada in stories told orally around campfires, after a hard day's work. W. Laughead was the first to write the stories down and organize them into "storybooks", complete with his original artwork. He also created several original stories about Paul, Babe, and friends.
Additional keywords. folklore
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