Alpena, Michigan: Kaiser Paul: Bunyan Made of Car Parts

Now nearly 60 years old, Paul is the mascot of Alpena Community College. He's built of old Kaiser auto parts salvaged from Detroit junkyards.

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RA.com Note: Perhaps it's a transcription error, but we recorded shooting a photo of the Car Parts Bunyan in Grayling, about 30 miles south of Gaylord on I-75, in 1991. Anyone know if he spent time there?

The Auto Parts Paul was indeed located in GRAYLING, Michigan, having moved to Alpena in June or July of 1998, shortly after I moved to Grayling in June, 1998. I started coming to Grayling as a kid, when my aunt and uncle moved there. Paul always greeted us as we came into town off of I-75. I was told that it was originally from Gaylord, but I guess it was in Grayling far longer than it was in Gaylord. Sadly, the location of the statue is now an empty lot, going on 13 years now.

[Rob Burg, 07/14/2011]

Kaiser Paul: Bunyan Made of Car Parts

Alpena Community College

Address:
666 Johnson St., Alpena, MI
Directions:
North edge of town, a half mile east of US Hwy 23, just off Johnson St. on the campus of Alpena Community College. From Johnson St. turn north onto the road between the main college building and the Besser Museum. Drive to the north end of the parking lot on the right; you'll see the statue there.
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