Eau Claire in Eau Claire County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Legend of Paul Bunyan
Lumberjacks in the U.S.A., many of whom came down from Canada, enjoyed a good yarn. The tales about Paul Bunyan moved westward with them from Maine to the Pacific coast along with the constant search for new stands of timber. The tall tales of Paul and Babe, his big blue ox, grew constantly as lumberjacks competed to one-up the previous yarn spinner and tell an even more fantastic tale during the long winter evenings in the bunkhouse. Often the tales took on certain regional details like Paul's fingerprints forming the Finger Lakes of upstate New York, or footprints of his blue ox, Babe, filling with water all over Minnesota to form the 10,000 lakes or Paul's careless dragging of his gigantic axe forming the Grand Canyon. It didn't take long for the "jawin" lumberjacks to expand on the many stories
Historical information on the podiums in Carson Park provided courtesy of the Chippewa Valley Museum and the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp. Maps of the six podium locations in the park are available at both institutions.
Podium placement made possible by the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp directors, in cooperation with the City of Eau Claire Park Department, and the Kiwanis Club
Erected by the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp directors; the City of Eau Claire Park Department; the Kiwanis Club of Eau Claire, Inc.
Location. 44° 48.604′ N, 91° 31.064′ W. Marker is in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, in Eau Claire County. Marker is on Carson Park Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in Carson Park near the Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Eau Claire WI 54703, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Ice Industry on Half Moon Lake (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The "Flume" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Luther Midelfort: A History of Caring (approx. 0.2 miles away); Recreation on Half Moon Lake (approx. ¼ mile away); Carson Park Baseball Stadium (approx. ¼ mile away); Henry Aaron / Eau Claire Baseball (approx. ¼ mile away); "The Log Flume" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Carson Park (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eau Claire.
Also see . . .
1. Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. (Submitted on July 19, 2012.)
2. Chippewa Valley Museum. (Submitted on July 19, 2012.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 381 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 19, 2012, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.