Aug 26, 2018

The Lost Logger

The Lost Logger
Knoebels Amusement Resort
Throughout my life, there has been an area just past the Phoenix and the water flume where a man carved, panted and sold beautiful wooden statues at very reasonable prices.  Since I've been coming to Knoebels as a child, we always took a few moments to admire the things on display here.  I have photos of myself and my family next to large statues of alligators and bears from when I was a child.  As an adult, I've purchased a few decorations that I have around the house and in the back yard.

On my visit to the park yesterday, I noticed some pumpkin statues and wanted to buy one to have as a fall decoration.  While I was waiting for the person ahead of me to finish paying, I noticed a news article tacked up to a sign that told a little more about The Lost Logger.  His name is Don Nilson.  He's the man in the yellow shirt behind me and to the right in the photo above.  He opened his shop at Knoebel's in 1979 (winning a $50 bet in the process), and he's been here ever since.

I hope that everyone who visits the park has an opportunity to stop by and appreciate how truly cool this is.