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"Paul Bunyan, Kenton District, Portland, Oregon"
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Image, 2016, Kenton's Paul Bunyan, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Kenton's Paul Bunyan, Kenton District, Portland, Oregon. Image taken June 19, 2016.


Paul Bunyan Statue ...
The 31-foot tall Paul Bunyan statue is located in the Kenton District of Portland.

"Built to celebrate the Oregon Centennial in 1959, Kentonís towering concrete and metal Paul Bunyan statue has become a symbol of the neighborhood and was even added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009. Originally slated for demolition following the Centennial Exposition, state officials ultimately decided to allow the 31-foot sculpture remain standing, and over the years, it was relocated 50 feet to a new plaza when TriMet needed to make room for a new MAX line. And although thereís no Babe, TriMet also commissioned bench-sized imprints of the Blue Oxís feet at the base of the statue." ["NeighborhoodNotes.com" website, 2016]

The Paul Bunyan statue was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 (Architecture/Engineering, #08001393).

"Kentonís 31-foot tall statue of Paul Bunyan was recently added to the National Register of Historical Places as Oregonís only roadside architecture in the register. The statue was commissioned by the Kenton Businessmenís Club to greet millions of visitors to the Centennial Exposition in 1959. Victor R. Nelson and his son Victor A. Nelson designed and crafted Paul Bunyan in the nearby Kenton Machine Works at a cost of $25,000." ["PDXHistory.com" website, 2016]

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Image, 2016, Kenton's Paul Bunyan, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Kenton's Paul Bunyan, Kenton District, Portland, Oregon. Image taken June 19, 2016.
Image, 2016, Kenton's Paul Bunyan, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Kenton's Paul Bunyan, Kenton District, Portland, Oregon. Image taken June 19, 2016.
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The back of the Paul Bunyan statue as seen from moving car. Kenton District, Portland, Oregon. Image taken March 9, 2008.
Image, 2016, Kenton's Paul Bunyan, Portland, Oregon, click to enlarge
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Kenton's Paul Bunyan, Kenton District, Portland, Oregon. Image taken June 19, 2016.
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Kenton's Paul Bunyan being restored, Kenton District, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 27, 2017.
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Kenton's Paul Bunyan being restored, Kenton District, Portland, Oregon. Image taken August 27, 2017.
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Kenton's Paul Bunyan after restoration, Kenton District, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 11, 2017.
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Kenton's Paul Bunyan after restoration, Kenton District, Portland, Oregon. Image taken December 11, 2017.


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*River Miles [RM] are approximate, in statute miles, and were determined from USGS topo maps, obtained from NOAA nautical charts, or obtained from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers website, 2003

Sources:    See Kenton District;    Also:
  • "PDXHistory.com" website, 2016;


All Lewis and Clark quotations from Gary Moulton editions of the Lewis and Clark Journals, University of Nebraska Press, all attempts have been made to type the quotations exactly as in the Moulton editions, however typing errors introduced by this web author cannot be ruled out; location interpretation from variety of sources, including this website author.
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