Lumberjack Statue

 

 

 

 

 

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The Lumberjack statue donated by Kemijoki Oy (1955), which is situated in Jätkänpuisto [Lumberjack Park] at the west end of Lumberjack Candle Bridge, is one of Rovaniemi’s best known sculptures. It has symbolized Rovaniemi for decades, located as a matter of course amongst the shoreline landscapes of the renowned log-floating rivers. Kalervo Kallio has made the lumberjack into a working hero. The terms ‘bark iron’, ‘block’ and ‘block tanner’ refer to components of the working situation still typical during the 1950s. On May Day, the Lumberjack is given a graduation cap to cover his head, and secondary school graduates sing May Day songs at the base of the statue.

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Land of the Arctic Circle
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Mountain of the
Midnight Sun

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Finland’s Klondike
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From sleigh rides to the
age of the Concorde

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The nearest real hotel
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Santa Claus Land
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A city called by many
names - and the heroes
take the spoils

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