Take your photo with Paul Bunyan

Lots of families come to the US Army Corps of Engineers Campground in Crosslake every summer. But, this summer a BIG family is here and they’ll be hanging around all summer long! The Bunyan family has arrived!

The wooden likenesses of Paul Bunyan, his sweetheart Lucette and son, little Paul, were designed and constructed by the Pequot Lakes Art Club, overseen by art teacher, Dave Guenther. The face cut-out style provides the ever-popular photo opportunity that many people remember from vacations and travel stops over the years.

This is not the first set of Bunyan cut-outs that the Pequot Lakes Art Club has created. A set was also done in 2002 for the Ideal Centennial celebration. Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway Association chair, Lynn Scharenbroich, recalled that set and when the PBSBA started looking around for someone to make a cut-out set this year, she suggested contacting the group again.

This new set is constructed as one unit, all connected to a dock-style section, making it very easy and safe for photo seekers to move from one face to another.

Although the Bunyan cut-outs is located at the Crosslake Campground, this fun photo opportunity is available not only for campers, but also area residents and Paul Bunyan Scenic Byway travelers.

So enjoy, and come put your funny face on!

Learn more about the USACE campgrounds.

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Published Date: 
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
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Lake Country Echo