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BANGOR, Maine — He looms 37 feet over Main Street, inanimate yet full of life: a smiling, bearded, flannel shirt-wearing behemoth with a peavey in his left hand and an ax slung over his right shoulder. Part city guardian, part tourist trap, the statue of Paul Bunyan is as indelible an image as Bangor has, a constant reminder of the Queen City’s history as the one-time lumber capital of the world. “Some people say he’s schmaltzy and he doesn’t belong,” Bangor Mayor Gerry Palmer said recently. “But he’s still the most photographed site in the entire city. And you know what? He’s ours.” Read More