Paul Bunyan’s Fishing Bobber


Historical & Museum / Monday, February 19th, 2018

Did you know that Pequot Lakes is the home of Paul Bunyan’s Fishing Bobber? Yep, it totally is! A major landmark,  “The World’s Largest Fishing Bobber” sits in Bobber Park. Built in 1960, the former water tower’s claim-to-fame began in 1987 when a when the water tower needed to be painted and then-council member Dale Headlee suggested a change of color from blue. The Pequot Lakes Chamber sponsored a contest for anyone who could come up with a new design for the tower, offering a $100 savings bond to the winner. Nathan Burns, an elementary school student, had the winning pitch. The bobber has since become the symbol of Pequot Lakes. Anywhere you look, you’re bound to find jewelry, mugs, hats, signs, sweatshirts – you name it, emblazoned with the infamous bobber. If you are planning a trip to Pequot Lakes, just, “Find the Bobber … You’re there!”

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