Off of Hwy 36 in Westwood, California – just outside of Lassen State Park – you’ll find Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. Westwood is serious about their Paul Bunyan; they take full claim as his hometown and say that their own local Red River Lumber Company invented Paul Bunyan and built the town of Westwood.
Paul Bunyan is our most popular RoadsideWonder! (click here to see our others). There are many legends and theories about Paul’s origins. My favorite involves his “death via giant pancake”
Here is a compendium of Paul facts and origin theories – all in one spot.
Thanks, Amanda & Steve, for another great find!