South Dakota’s Mr. Bendo & Minnesota’s Paul Bunyan Are Bros
It turns out that South Dakota's Giant Mr. Bendo and Minnesota's Big Paul Bunyan are long-lost brothers! Who knew?
Mr. Bendo of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (pictured left) may be closely related to Paul Bunyan of Brainerd, Minnesota (pictured right).
Mr. Bendo stood out in front of Buck’s Mufflers in Sioux Falls on the corner of S. Cliff Avenue and East 12th Street since 1963.
That is until June of 2018 when Mr. Bendo moved to Automotive Brake and Exhaust on South Minnesota Avenue in Sioux Falls.
If you've ever been to the Brainerd Lakes area of Minnesota in the last 50 years you've probably seen Paul Bunyan standing out on highway 371 at the Paul Bunyan Amusement Center.
That is until he moved out to Paul Bunyan Land and This Old Farm on Highway 18 east of Brainerd.
It turns out that Bendo and Bunyan are brothers made in the same place...International Fiberglass of Venice, California.
Take a look at the resemblance...They are both 18 feet tall, same hips, the same shoulders, same kung fu grip.
Does anyone know if Mr. Bendo has a Blue Ox?
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