Pine River, Minnesota: Paul Bunyan's Boots, Now Footprints

At the Pine River visitor center, a big pair of Bunyan boots stood at the edge of the parking lot. Whisked off in a 2010 tornado, the concrete footprints remain, and the Information Center still touts its indoor pair of baby Paul booties.

Address:
102 W. Barclay Ave., Pine River, MN
Directions:
Downtown, on the nprtheast corner of Barclay Ave. and Mill St., a block west of MN-371/Front St., next to the parking lot of the town Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center.
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Fiberglass Babe the Blue Ox.

Babe The Green Recycling Ox

Babe stands guard at the Information Center, where you can also see Paul Bunyan's booties and footprints.

[Shannon Martin, 07/02/2015]

Bunyan's footprints.

Paul Bunyan Footprints

This is what is now at the location of the previous giant boots that vanished in the tornado.

[Wendy Jo Dupslaff, 09/02/2011]
Paul Bunyan's Boots

The boots are gone. A tornado took them in 2010.

[Cat, 06/24/2011]

Consolation sights at the Information Center: an adorable pair of indoor "Baby Boots" from infant Paul. Outside is "Babe the Green Recycling Ox," a fiberglass statue.

Bunyan's boots.

Paul Bunyan's Boots

Paul left a pair of his shoes just off hwy 371 in Pine River, Mn. Check behind the visitors center.

[Eric Christenson, 06/11/2010]

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