Paul Bunyan's Severed Head – York, Maine - Atlas Obscura

Paul Bunyan's Severed Head

The head of a legendary lumberjack watches over a river in Maine.  

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It’s unclear precisely how the head of a Paul Bunyan statue got to the top of a tree near the York river in York, Maine. “He’s always been there” is what locals have said. That’s just where he lives.

When Seacoastonline looked into the mysterious head in 2021, they found that the head was likely placed on the tree by land owners David and Sharan Gross. Their daughter, Amanda Bouchard, said at the time that “the river is important to us here and ‘The Head,’ as we call it, has been watching over it.”

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