Paul Bunyan Comes to Life (Sep, 1949)

Paul Bunyan Comes to Life

VISITORS to the 1949 Railroad Fair in Chicago can have a heart-to-heart chat with Paul Bunyan, legendary super-lumberjack of the North Woods. A complex array of microphones, sound-recorders, speakers, electric motors, and gears enables the giant figure to talk with passers-by and answer their questions. Sitting down, Paul towers 23 feet above the floor. If he stood up he’d stretch 35 feet. He wears size 69 boots, a 42 cap, size 80 shirt, and pants with a 150-inch waist. The Gardner Displays Co. built the gigantic model for the Chicago and Great Northern Railway exhibit.

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