Paul in the Community

Everybody knows that Paul Bunyan is claimed by more towns than a person can count.  But now, at least one Paul Bunyan impersonator is facing the same ‘calamity of fame’.

Paul Bunyan has been parading through America’s folksy fascination with tall tales for years.

Paul Bunyan recently spent quite a bit of time with Lions. It was a departure from hanging around with a Blue Ox, but both Paul and the Lions had a great time!

Your name in lights may be small potatoes compared to putting your name in plaid!

  • PBSBA representatives, Linda Ulland and Lynn Scharenbroich, attended the National Scenic Byways Conference in Baltimore, MD on May 20-23, 2007.

Dec. 7, 2006, the PBSBA participated for the first time in the Brainerd Area Chamber of Commerce’s Holiday Extravaganza held every year at Madden’s Town Hall.

  • The PBSBA annual meeting was held at Antlers in Breezy Point on Nov. 13, 2006. Keynote speaker was Explore Minnesota Tourism Director, John Edman.

Ride With Jim (Oberstar) entourage stopped for lunch at the Pine River Chamber building on June 4, 2006. The Byway’s ‘Paul Bunyan’ (Wayne Chamberlain) represented the Byway.

  • On January 28, 2006, Paul Bunyan’s cook, Pea Soup Shorty, applied his soup savvy and created a stunning batch of pea soup with ham for Crosslake‘s Winterfest.

They came to taste-test the split pea with ham soup served up by the Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association’s (PBSBA) ‘Pea Soup Shorty’, artfully characterized by board member Wayne Chamberlain.