International Fiberglass Paul Bunyan Statues (page 3)

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Paul Bunyan
Edneyville, NC
Paul Bunyan
Rocky Mount, NC
The Paul Bunyan statue in Edneyville is part of the simulated Western town known as Bub Hyder's Ranch. There is also an International Fiberglass Indian statue here as well as a couple of bull statues and a Chip's figure. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

This Paul Bunyan statue is in Rocky Mount located at Log Cabin Homes. It was previously installed in Mount Vernon, IL at Stan the Tire Man. Later, the statue was moved to the Stan the Tire Man in Salem, IL. In 2007, the statue was moved to Rocky Mount. The owner of Log Cabin Homes has at least three other International Fiberglass statues in storage including those from Vista, CA; Lakewood, WI; and one from Minnesota. [map]

Paul Bunyan
Raleigh, NC
This Paul Bunyan statue originally held a paintbrush and paint can at a Giant Decorator store in Raleigh, NC. This was a standard Paul Bunyan model with a glued on painter's cap and painted overalls. When Giant Decorator went out of business in 1984, the Bradshers bought the statue and moved it to their farm (top photos). The statue once held signs advertising fresh produce. In 2008, the statue was restored and moved from Bradsher's Farm to their landscaping business (bottom photos). These photos are from 2010. In 2011, he was repainted again with a green shirt and cap. For more, see this website. [map]

Paul Bunyan
Jersey City, NJ
This Paul Bunyan statue is located at Wilson's Carpet. It holds a giant roll of carpet. Norm Wilson bought "The Man" from Lafayette Sign who had previously bought him from an Amoco gas station. Another source says the statue came from North Carolina and was purchased for $5,000. In 1974, the statue was installed on the roof of Wilson Carpet's first store. In 1990, the statue was moved to the company's new location. The sheet metal roll of carpet was put in his hands at that point. This statue appears in "The Sopranos" TV series opening credits. A flag was added after September 11th. Around 2006, the statue was restored and an LED screen replaced the flag. In 2016, the statue was repainted.

The lower half of another Paul Bunyan statue came with the first statue and stood in front of the store as well. The "Pants" were pink for many years but are now painted yellow. By 2007, the Pants were moved around to the backlot where they were raised up on a platform. At some point, the Pants' right foot was damaged. By 2009, the Pants were moved back in front of the store. However, I believe they are gone now. [map]

Paul Bunyan
Lake George, NY
Paul Bunyan [gone]
Lake George, NY
The Paul Bunyan statue on the left is located at Around the World Mini Golf. It is believed that this statue was originally installed at the 1964 New York's World Fair. [map]

This Paul Bunyan statue on the right was located at Magic Forest. There were several other International Fiberglass statues there as well including a Mortimer Snerd and a Cowboy. However, in 2018, the owner decided to sell off all of the statues at the park. For more, see this website.

Paul Bunyan
Stony Point, NY
Paul Bunyan
Liverpool, NY
This Paul Bunyan statue in Stony Point is located at the Camp Bullowa Boy Scout Camp. This statue was originally located at the amphitheater but kept getting shoved off the cliff by the boys. It now stands safely next to the ranger's house.

This Paul Bunyan statue in Liverpool was previously located in Syracuse, NY. When the statue was there, it held a minivan as part of a billboard advertising for a car dealership. In 2000, the statue was moved to the back lot of Honda City. This Paul Bunyan has the palms of both hands facing up. [map]

Paul Bunyan
Elmsford, NY
This Paul Bunyan statue has been located at this gas station since at least the mid-1960s. The statue's clothes were originally painted the standard colors: a red shirt and blue pants. The statue has been missing his right arm since at least 2001. The statue may have even been installed without it because of the statue's proximity to the sign. This statue wore a gold shirt in 2001 when the station was an Amoco. In 2004, his clothes had been painted BP colors (yellow and green). His eyes were also painted green. A planter was built around his feet. Around 2007, his left arm was knocked off by a truck. It was finally reinstalled in 2018. [map]

Paul Bunyan
Bethel, NY
This Paul Bunyan statue was previously located at the Safeway Muffler Shop in Schenectady, NY. The statue held a giant muffler at that point. In 1987, it was sold to a Monticello, NY car dealership. After that, it was moved to the Eden Brook Fish Market in Monticello. While there, the statue was painted as a hippie with a tie-dyed shirt and patched pants. He held a fish sign in his hands (photo at left). In 2003, the fish store was demolished and the statue was moved to Yasgur's Farm. For more, see this website. [map]

Paul Bunyan
Lake Luzerne, NY

The Paul Bunyan statue was previously used to advertise the Lake Luzerne Campgrounds. I don't know if this is the statue's original location. It was long abandoned, installed on a hill at a campgrounds near the Adirondack Memories gift shop. It has been missing his right arm for many years. In 2002, his head was blown off in a storm and was lying on the ground, next to the road, months later. A friend persuaded me to take the head to protect it from vandalism. The head hung out with me for nearly ten years in my New York City apartment. In 2011, new owners repainted the statue and began inquiring about the location of the head. In 2012, I returned the head. It was then repainted and installed. Around 2015, the statue's shirt was repainted red. The saw was also repainted. In 2016, the statue was still missing his right arm. For more, see this website. [map]

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