Trees of Mystery’s Paul Bunyan Suffers Broken Arm


‘Babe the Blue Ox’ lost his head in November 2007 because of structural weakness, and now Paul Bunyan has lost the use of his right arm. The 49-foot statue at Trees of Mystery in Klamath, California had its arm smashed by a tree limb that fell during a heavy rainstorm.

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Apparently, a large branch blew off the nearby “Family Tree,’ during a recent rainstorm. It slammed into the statue, leaving the arm hanging limply to the side. The damaged arm should be repaired in a month’s time.

The business began in 1945 when Larry Thompson bought “Redwood Wonderland” and changed the name to Trees of Mystery. He then built the first Paul Bunyan statue out of papier-mache, which did not last through the wet winter.

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