Source: Gary K Dagenais
I was Born and raised in Hubbard Lake and lived across the street from the Paul Bunyan Drive in and I have the following information. The Paul Bunyan theater was not the first outdoor theater in Hubbard Lake but the third. The first was 1/2 mile North of Hubbard Lake Corners and Next to Cedar Grove Tavern which is still there. It was built by a man by the name of Con Merek and I believe lasted only one year.
The second theater was the Sky Vue Theater and was built by Ross Mulholland and once again was there for only one year or two. This theater was located in Alpena County on Hubbard Lake Road and in the field just North of Diamond's store across from the Stone Bar. Then at some time Ross and Lou Kramer got together and Built the Paul Bunyan theater across the road and in Alcona county.
Lou bought out Ross almost immediately. Yes it sat on the corner of Bear Springs and Hurbert Rd. south of Hurbert and East of Bear Springs on property that at one time was a Farm belong to a Bougie family. I have a picture of the property with the barn still on it though the Joy Gift Shop was there. Because this is a county line Hubbard Lake Rd. changes to Bear Springs road in Alcona Co. The actual town of Hubbard Lake is one mile north on Hubbard Lake road because the Post Office is there. My father built and operated the Mobil Station across the street from Kramer's and we were good friends.