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Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Records, 1935-1983

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Summary Information

Title: Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Records

Inclusive Dates: 1935-1983

Creator: Paul Bunyan Logging Camp

Call Number: Eau Claire Mss CV

Quantity: 0.4 c.f. (1 archives box)

Repository: Housed at the Area Research Center, William D. McIntyre Library, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire; owned by the Wisconsin Historical Society, Library-Archives Division

Archival Locations: UW-Eau Claire McIntyre Library / Eau Claire Area Research Ctr.

Abstract: Records of a tourist destination in Carson Park (Eau Claire, Wis.) established by the Kiwanis Club in 1934 depicting a logging camp such as would have existed in the Eau Claire area in the late 1800's. The records primarily document the move and reconstruction of the camp between 1981 and 1983 at which time it was moved to the other side of Carson Park so that it was closer to the Chippewa Valley Museum. Included are plans and correspondence for the reconstruction, primarily dealing with finances and fundraising, Paul Bunyan drawings produced for the Camp by Mead Sales Company, and photographs taken of the camp before it was moved.

Language: English

Search Terms/Subject Terms

o Bunyan, Paul (Legendary character) o Logging—Wisconsin—Eau Claire
o Lumber camps
o Tourism—Wisconsin
o Eau Claire (Wis.)

Contents List

Eau Claire Mss CV Box 1 Folder 1 Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Booklet
Box 1 Folder 2 Paul Bunyan drawings, Mead Sales Company
Box 1 Folder 3 Miscellany re Paul Bunyan Camp, 1938-1942
Box 1 Folder 4 The Hobbs Foundation, 1981-1983
Box 1 Folder 5 Plans
Box 1 Folder 6 City of Eau Claire, 1981-1983
Box 1 Folder 7 C.R. Stocks Electric Co., 1982
Box 1 Folder 8 Rosemary Bloedorn, 1982
Box 1 Folder 9 Ken Campbell, 1983
Box 1 Folder 10 Steve Baker, 1983
Box 1 Folder 11 Correspondence, 1982-1983
Box 1 Folder 12 Chippewa Valley Museum, 1982
Box 1 Folder 13 Contracts - Sherman Electric/Pole Pourri, 1983
Box 1 Folder 14 L.E. Phillips Family Foundation, 1982-1983
Box 1 Folder 15 Pete Edmunds, 1981-1983
Box 1 Folder 16 Costs, 1981-1983
Box 1 Folder 17 Raffle, 1982-1983
Box 1 Folder 18 “Phantoms of the Forest,” 1982-1983
Box 1 Folder 19 Dedication of renovated Camp, June 23, 1983

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