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Lumberjack Statue

President J. Lawrence Walkup commissioned student artist Charles Bonney to sculpt a lumberjack statue in 1966. Bonney, an athlete as well as an artist, modeled the statue of a shirtless lumberjack holding an axe after himself. It stood in front of the university bookstore from its completion in 1968 until 2008. Bonney also designed and cast the buffalo statue at Flagstaff's Buffalo Park.

Renovations to the front of the bookstore forced the statue's relocation. It currently stands between the Northern Arizona University Union Expansion and the Field House, facing north. Regardless of its location, the statue has become an icon for the university.


Louie and You! Join in the fun by taking a 'selfie' with the Lumberjack Statue and post it on the NAU Public History Facebook page.