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