Oscoda, Michigan: Paul Bunyan Statue

A barrel-chested Bunyan stands guard between the highway and the local baseball field. Oscoda claims that the world's first Paul Bunyan story was published in an Oscoda newspaper in 1906.

Paul Bunyan Park

US Hwy 23, Oscoda, MI
Paul Bunyan Park. On the east side of US Hwy 23, downtown in Furtaw Field (Paul Bunyan Park), opposite Ottawa Drive.
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Paul Bunyan with mask, 2020.

Paul Bunyan Statue

Last year Paul was wearing a Tigers helmet, but now he's wearing a mask for Covid-19.

[bordeauxbarb, 05/24/2020]


Paul Bunyan Statue

We've had a summer home in Oscoda since 2011. We've attended the Paul Bunyan Festival every year, where this guy sits in attendance in Furtaw Park. It's an open park and anyone can come and see Paul whenever they want.

Recently they put a Detroit Tigers batting helmet on him in honor of opening day. As of this writing the helmet is still upon his head. Go Tigers!

[Bordeauxbarb, 05/06/2019]

Paul Bunyan's size and strength would give any sports team an unfair advantage. He'd use that chopped-off tree in his hand as a baseball bat.

Bunyan statue.

Paul Bunyan and Babe

There is, and has been for 30 years, a Bunyan Muffler Man and a Babe the Blue Ox standing along US-23 north of Oscoda, Michigan. A long time ago you could walk right up to them, push a button and hear the story of Paul Bunyan and his ox, Babe from a speaker. They are now inside a tall chain-link fence.

[Richard Hyde, 02/09/2001]

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