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Stolen Paul Bunyan Statue Outside Pioneer High School, December 1981

Stolen Paul Bunyan Statue Outside Pioneer High School, December 1981 image
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Ann Arbor News, December 18, 1981
Caption
GIANT MOVES: A 25-foot statue of the mythical lumberjack Paul Bunyan stands guard in front of Pioneer High School, an apparent last-day-before-vacation prank by unknown suspects. The fiberglass statue is one of the twin landmarks of the Paul Bunyan restaurant on Jackson Road in Scio Township taken down last week as part of remodeling. Restaurant owner Tom Urquhart today managed to chuckle at the incident. He said it was stolen between 12:30 and 6 a.m. by six people ("There were six different footprints"). Now he doesn't know what to do with it. It will cost him more to bring it back than what Urquhart thinks he can get from its sale. So, Paul Bunyan will have to face demolition or stay at Pioneer until someone buys him. So far, there are no buyers for the statues.

Paul Bunyan

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Day
23
Month
May
Year
1969
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New Restaurant Opened, November 1961

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Ann Arbor News, November 11, 1961
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NEW RESTAURANT OPENED: This is the interior of the $70,000 Paul Bunyan Food Systems, Inc., restaurant at the Zeeb Rd. interchange of I-94 west of the city. A limited type menu for adults and children with specialized luncheons and meals is being offered. The restaurant is owned and operated by five local men, Walter L. Ernst, John H. Thompson, Sherman H. Read, Howard W. Delf, and Bruce J. Maslin.

Fallen Legends, December 1981

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Ann Arbor News, December 7, 1981
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FALLEN LEGENDS - Two Paul Bunyan statues, landmarks at the Paul Bunyan restaurant on Jackson Road in Scio Township for the last 20 years, are surveyed by owner Tom Urquhart, who decided to remove them as part of a plan to change the restaurant's image. Urquhart, in addition to doing extensive renovations, has applied to the state for a new name for his business and planted blue spruce trees in place of the statues. Urquhart says he has gotten some reaction to the change from his younger patrons: " 'What happened to the strong men?' the little kids ask me," he said.

New Restaurant Opened

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Day
11
Month
November
Year
1961
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