Northern States Ride 2016

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Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox, Bemidji, Minnesota, erected 1937. The rise in popularity of automobiles in the 1920s contributed to a tourism boom, which fell off during the Great Depression in the 1930s. Such roadside attractions were meant to attract the attention of passing motorists.

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