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Hubbard County, Minnesota
Home of the giant Paul Bunyan Statue
Chamber of Commerce.
The REd River LUmber Company was formed in 1893 by T. B. Walker and Healy C. Akeley. The city was basically developed by the two men. The settlement began about 1895. A sawmill was erected in 1902 which caused Akeley to grow much larger. Thomas Walker was going to build a mill in what would become Walker, but chose Akeley instead because of all the brothels and bars in the Walker area. Along with the new mill, a train depot was built in 1899. The population of Akeley grew from 2000 in 1907 to over 3500 in 1908.
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Paul Bunyan Historical Museum is located on Main Street. It opened in 1984. The museum is not open year-round.
Paul Bunyan Days is hosted by Akeley and the city is the home of the very large, 25 foot high, Paul Bunyan statue kneeling by a giant cradle.
Information about Akeley.
See photos of Akeley.
Paul Bunyan State Forest
Land, ponds and bogs covering over 100,000 acres.
The event began back in 1955 when the Blood Family thought about a Paul Bunyan days in bring tourists into the area. Some construction workers built a huge baby cradle along with a gigantic Paul Bunyan statue to help the event get started. The rest if history!
Akeley OrganizationsAkeley Area Civic, Commerce & Development
P.O. Box 9
Akeley, MN 56433
Akeley Schools Nevis Public Schools
Serving some of the children of Akeley
PO Box 138
210 Pleasant St.
Nevis, MN 56467
2000 - 277.7 persons per square mile
2000 - 36.8 years
Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 226
2000 - 234
Per capita income:
2000 - $ 13,749
2008 - $ 19,065 Median house value:
2000 - $ 35,000
2008 - $ 67,788
Akeley is located in the Central time zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.