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Stapleton, Alabama: Paul Bunyan Woodsman (Gone)

A transient giant woodsman statue sighting dating from 1999 -- seems to be long gone.

West side of US Hwy 31/Hwy 59, just north of 39 turnoff.

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Paul Bunyan Woodsman

As far as we can determine, this promising logger/Paul Bunyan statue, sighted once in Stapleton in 1999, has since moved to parts unknown. Map street views along Hwy 59 show the background businesses gone and buildings vacant.

If you spot this guy in the region (it's a unique design, not a Muffler Man), let us know.

[ Team, 11/02/2013]

Photo from 1999.


Paul Bunyan Woodsman

I was down at my in-laws and came across this woodsman. He was erected sometime between January 1 and August 1, 1999, since he was not there Christmas time. He's located on Alabama Highway 59/U.S. Route 31. To me, he looks kind of Canadian, which would make him totally out of place in southern Alabama. However, there is a huge logging industry in the area, so maybe he's not so out of place after all?

[Melanie Emmons, 08/28/1999]

Bears a resemblance to Bemidji, MN's Paul Bunyan statue!

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