Vidar of Iola

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Iola, Waupaca County, Wisconsin

Vidar (pronounced VEE-dar) is located on westbound East State Street / Wisconsin Route 69 / 161, County Highway J, just east of its intersection with North / South Jackson Street, Iola, Wisconsin 54945.
Type of wood carving: Chainsaw carving  
Artist's Name: Bob Buzz Saw Helverson  
Approximate size/height: 15 feet  
Type of wood: Cottonwood tree stump
Vidar is a Norse warrior god. He holds a logger's axe and carries a pair of skis on his back. He was carved from a cottonwood tree stump by Bob Buzz Saw Halverson. Vidar is a Norwegian name meaning "tree warrior" or "lumberjack".