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Alabama

State Town 1st Sighting Type Description Photo Directions
AL Albertville

1/8/00
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Bunyan April 2007 - Reported Gone. Camelot South Home Center, Sand Mountain Muffler Man.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Flashing blue light attached to wrist.
Albertville
Albertville Man.
West side of 6900 block of US 431
AL Birmingham RA-1994
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Classic Torn in half by high winds 2/98; read repair report 11/98.
Hands: both palms up
Accessories: none
Birm's. GCR Tire Co., 3340 Vanderbilt Road
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Arizona

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
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AZ Flagstaff 10/7/97
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Bunyan Visit Report. #1: Indoor lumberjack in the Walkup Skydome stadium.
Hands: std.
Accessories: ax
indoor bunyan. Northern Arizona U.
AZ Flagstaff 10/7/97
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Bunyan Visit Report. #2: lumberjack outside the Walkup Skydome stadium.
Hands: std.
Accessories: ax
outdoor bunyan. Northern Arizona U.
AZ Payson 6/20/97
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Bunyan

REPORTED GONE - 7/2002


Hands: std.
Accessories: ax

  State Rt. 87
AZ Phoenix 10/10/00
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Bunyan Moved from Lumberjack Building Materials to Don Parks' yard in 2007.
Hands: std.
Accessories: ax
Phoenix Man. SE of Glendale, I-10, exit north on N 83rd Ave about 1 mile, Weldon Ave. on right.
AZ Picacho Peak 11/27/2002
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Indian BURNT! Stood here for many years. Destroyed in fire that consumed the Picacho Peak Trading Post on Nov. 16, 2002.
Hands: wave.
Accessories: tomahawk
Indian preview.  
AZ Prescott 1/9/98
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Cowboy Muffler Man Profile
"Big Johnson" is his name.
Hands: std.
Accessories: white hat
Big Johnson preview. Front of Johnson Realty. From downtown Prescott: Take Gurley St. west to Grove St. Turn right onto Grove and drive 1 mi. to Fair St. Turn left on Fair and it's on left side (across from Fry's supermarket).
AZ Tucson 4/4/97
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Bunyan AKA "Glenn Stone, the Ax Murderer," surrounded by chain link fence. Said to have appeared in films: Easy Rider, Pocket Money, and Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore.
Hands: std.
Accessories: double-sided ax
Tucson Man Preview. Don's Hot Rod Shop, 2811 North Stone Ave. and Glenn St., off I-10
AZ Yuma 8/24/98
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Cowboy Here since 1982 -- previous head reminded us of Civil War-era plastic surgery. Was mangled after repeated thefts by college pranksters. Original owner "repaired" the head and added a motor so it would turn -- but it was never used.
Hands: std.
Accessories: rifle
Yuma man preview. Behind Target and Toys R Us, 32nd St. Westward Village shopping center, 3300 S. 8th Ave.
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Arkansas

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
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AR West Memphis 7/11/2001
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Classic Seasonal M-Man, raiding AR from over the border.
Hands: std.
Accessories: none
West Memphis Muffler man West Memphis, Arkansas at the Mound City exit.
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California

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
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CA Bakersfield 10/5/2001
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Indian Spent 17 years lying behind school, stood at a ranch until that was sold. Now honored with a pedestal, a plaque and sponsors' engraved bricks.
Hands: how greeting
Accessories: none
Ethel's Old Corral Cafe in Bakersfield, on Alfred Harrell Highway westbound at the Oildale (China Grade Loop) turnoff.
CA Compton 9/1/2010
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Classic

Stands behind a fence at a closed transmission business.
Hands: std.
Accessories: none

Compton M-Man. Corner of Myrrh and Crane in Compton. King's Auto Transmission.
CA Carson - Long Beach 1/12/97
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Classic

Oct. 2013: Porsche Motorsport bought the old golf course; the M-Man dons a Porsche racing suit and holds a checkered flag. The Golfer, aka "The Guy," was mascot of the Dominguez Hills Golf Course until it closed. Featured in 1998 Saturn TV commercial. Transformed at times into: African American golfer, all-green giant, LA Dodger Gary Sheffield, and a US soldier. .
Hands: std.
Accessories: golf club, cap

Long Beach golfer. I-405 Freeway near Carson, south of LAX, across from Goodyear blimp base. 19800 S. Main Street
CA Dublin 5/30/98
Cowboy Now identified as the M-Man in Livermore   south side of I-580
CA Dunsmuir 12/16/2000
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Classic Daily Driver's Auto Care. Their phone book ad says to "Look for the Big Man." In 2002, a contest was conducted to come up with a new name for him -- "Daily Dan."
Hands: std.
Accessories: holds a string of little triangle flags.
Preview.
Dunsmuir Muffler Man.
Exit 730 from I-5 in Dunsmuir... on west side of the freeway, just north of the exit (you can easily see him from I-5). Between Wiley's Market, and the Dunsmuir City Ball park -- 4801 Dunsmuir Ave.
CA El Monte 11/1/99
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Classic Goes by the name of "Edwin." First sighted without a head -- recapitated by 2000.
Hands: std.
Accessories: golf club, cap
El Monte.
El Monte Man.
El Monte Sign Company, 2710 Santa Anita Avenue
CA Escondido 2/5/97
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Bunyan? Muffler Man Profile
AKA the "Joor" Muffler Man, "Rahoolio, Muffler Man of Love." Santa suit for the holidays, pumpkin head for Halloween.
Hands: std.
Accessories: pencil-thin mustache, muffler
Joor. Joor Muffler Service, take Valley Parkway east from I-15 to Grand Avenue and continue east to Juniper, then turn north (left) two blocks to intersection of Juniper and Valley Parkway. Grand Avenue is eastbound one-way complement to Valley Parkway.
CA Forrestville 7/26/99
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Bunyan River Bend Campground along the Russian River. May have moved nearby Healdsburg after the 1960s.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Oar or paddle
M-Man. south side of River road (Hwy. 112) ~12 miles west US 101
CA Hayward 11/27/2013
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Bunyan Paul Bunyan. Acquired in 2013 from owner in Paramount, CA.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Axe, Wood Saw, Wood Hammer
  2020 National Ave.
CA Hayward 5/22/97
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Cowboy Big Don. Cowboy, restored in 2013 after a decade plus of storage/neglect in Missouri.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Stetson
Hayward. 2020 National Ave.
CA Hayward 5/22/97
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Bunyan Big Mike. Acquired locally from longtime Mission Blvd. locale, now stands in the lot next to Bell Plastics.
Hands: std.
Accessories: none (new ax is in the office)
Hayward. 22020 National Ave.
CA Jackson 4/26/97
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Bunyan Red shirt
Hands: std.
Accessories: hard-hat
Jackson man.
Jackson M-Man.
Intersection of Hwy. 88 and Hwy. 104, 1 mile west of town in front of Sierra Equipment Rental.
CA Livermore RA-1992
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Cowboy Appears in rodeo garb in May and June with a sign advertising the Livermore Rodeo; used to be a golfer.
Hands: std.
Accessories: 600 gallon hat
Livermore golfer.
Livermore Cowboy.
South side of I-580 between Airway Boulevard and Portola Avenue exits.
CA Los Angeles 10/24/2007
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Hybrid "Chicken Boy," owned by the Chicken Boy catalog folks. Returned to public perch in 10/2007.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Chicken Head
 5558 N Figueroa StHighland Park area, along Historic Route 66.
CA East Los Angeles 2/22/97
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Bunyan Goes by the name of "Sergio." Protected by iron fence. Checkered shirt.
Hands
: std.
Accessories: none
Chavez man.
On Mission, 1 block North of Cesar Chavez, NE of downtown LA, and 1/2 mile S of LA County Coroner's Gift shop.
CA East Los Angeles 9/3/2004
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Bunyan The workers call him "The Big Guy," (but visitors have referred to him as the business-related "Tony"). Protected by a tall blue iron fence. He's holding a model of a car in his hands at Tony's Transmissions.
Hands
: std.
Accessories: model car

East LA M-Man.
Tony's Transmissions, 3900 City Terrace Drive
CA Malibu 7/9/97
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Hybrid Currently named "El Salsero," this burrito platter M-Man once held a big burger - the bun bottom is now his platter. Before that, "El Salsero" was a soda jerk, modified by Bob "Daddy-O" Wade.
Hands: modified
Accessories: spicy foods platter
Malibu salsa. 22800 West Pacific Coast Highway at La Salsa
CA Mecca 1/4/99
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Cowboy July 2014: Reported back. June 2007 - Reported gone.
NE corner of the Salton Sea (on the way to Salvation Mountain). Bunyan-style beard.
Hands: std.
Accessories: none
Mecca. Hwy. 111 south of Mecca.
CA Mentone 06/07/99
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Bunyan Other weird props reported on property.
Hands: both palm down
Accessories: wooden plank
Mentone Bunyan Garnet Road and Mill Creek Road
CA Planada (formerly listed in Merced) 10/19/97
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Classic "Farmer Bud" sports a mustache. Used to stand at a local wrecking yard. In front of a fruit stand and a museum of antique farm items and machinery. Reported felled by wind storm 12/98. Back on his feet by 7/99.
Hands: std.
Accessories: none
Merced guy. 5 miles east of Merced on north side of route 140. Ag Museum (the main road going to Yosemite National Park). 4498 E. Hwy. 140
CA San Jose 6/16/97
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Bunyan "Babe the Muffler Man." Down street from San Jose Arena. Been there since at least 1960; reported to resemble original owner "Babe."
Hands: std.
Accessories: muffler, hockey stick
San Jose.
Babe the Muffler Man
Babe's Mufflers, 808 The Alameda Street
CA Van Nuys 6/17/97
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Bunyan Named "Kevin" after owner.
Hands: std.
Accessories: none
Van Nuys Bunyan. 15237 Sherman Way, Tune Up Masters.
CA Vista 10/5/96
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Classic Aug 2007 - Moved to NC
Hands: Indian-style wave
Accessories: none
Vista.  
CA Willits 1/2/97
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Cowboy Entrance to rodeo grounds, home of "Willits Frontier Days"
Hands: std.
Accessories: branding iron with "W", floppy cowboy hat
Willits. Commercial Street, east off Hwy. 101, across from library
CA Whittier 11/30/97
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Classic A king among M-Men. SOLD! March 2004 - moved to WV
Hands: std.
Accessories: Muffler, Crown
Whittier guy. Midas location, 15130 E Whittier (just east of Colima) MOVED
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Colorado

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
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CO Denver (Federal Heights) 07/30/00
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Mutant Not of muffler man lineage. Guards the entrance to a "mobile home park." Chaps, vest, and cowboy hat... unusually long fingers and big ears.
Hands: ?
Accessories:
"Rustic Ranch Mobile Home and RV Park" at 5566 Federal intersection with 55th Ave.
CO Greeley 8/17/97
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Classic His shirt is purple.
Hands: std.
Accessories: none
Greeley guy.
2nd view.
Hwy. 85 on the corner of 5th St. a little north of Greeley, on the way to Cheyenne.
CO Longmont 9/15/96
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Cowboy "Giant Ranch Hand," or "Big Cowboy," owned by the DeVries family since 2000. Used to rep a tool and machine parts shop.
Hands: std.
Accessories: pitchfork, concrete pedestal
Pitchfork man.
Longmont Muffler Man.
12765 N. 63rd Street. 2 miles east of town, at the Lazy T Ranch.
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Connecticut

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
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Directions
CT Cheshire 9/29/97
All Tips
Bunyan Profile Page
Outside the House of Doors. Must hold an American flag due to a local zoning ordinance. Wool cap, beard.
Hands: std.
Accessories: flag
Cheshire guy. West Johnson Ave.
CT Norwich 8/1/97
All Tips
Cowboy In front of Eblens Casual Clothing.
Hands: std.
Accessories: flag
I-395 to exit 80 E (Route 82). 1 mile on left
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Florida

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
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Directions
FL Dade City 3/25/2007
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Bunyan

Transplanted from ...?

Hands: std.
Accessories: cap

Dade City Muffler Man. Auto Air Muffler & Brake City
13721 21st St
FL Largo 6/20/97
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Bunyan Yellow cap, red shirt, blue pants. Here for 25 years, originally from Webb's City, St. Petersburg, FL. Featured in local TV spot with the owner standing between his legs.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Large tires in each hand.
Largo M-Man. S. of Ulmerton Rd.- 688, at 11900 Starkey Road. On the roof of Starkey Road Auto Parts.
FL Ocala 02/02/97
Bunyan MOVED, SEE TAMPA
Hands: std.
Accessories: hard hat
  Clayton's Small Engine Repair. South of US 27 on US 441/301 (N. Pine Ave.) north of Ocala.
FL Tampa 3/19/2004
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Bunyan Moved from Ocala in 2002. On top of Auto Air Muffler & Brake City. Owner of chain of muffler shops hopes to acquire a muffler man for each!
Hands: std.
Accessories: hard hat
Ocala Man.
Tampa muffler man.
Fletcher Ave in Tampa Florida, just east of I-275
FL Tampa 10/26/2010
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Bunyan


Stands on a platform in front of the Original Muffler City.

Hands: std.
Accessories: Large wrench, cap

Muffler City M-Man. Muffler & Brake City. 2802 S 50th St.
FL Zephyrhills 9/17/2007
All Tips
Classic
Hands: std.
Accessories: Large wrench
Largo M-Man. Auto repair shop (Muffler City ?), corner of Hwy 301 and South Ave.
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Georgia

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
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Directions
GA Douglas 7/12/2001
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Classic "Captain" Muffler Man, somewhere near Douglas.
Hands: std.
Accessories: holding a tire
Douglas Muffler Man. Along US 441.
GA East Point 2/13/97
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Bunyan Boyd Tire
Hands: std.
Accessories: prosthetic support for tire
Tire support. Across from the Atlanta Airport .85 South from Atlanta. Virginia Ave. exit. Head East. Turn left right past McDonald's. Half mile or so on left. 3495 Norman Berry Drive.
GA Leesburg 7/2/2007
Bunyan 2010: Moved to Tampa, FL. Had been in front of SJC Construction. (1997-2006 - had been in Albany GA)
Hands: std.
Accessories: Hoe, goofy cap
Tire support. 623 Fussell Rd
GA Powder Springs 3/24/00
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Indian On a pole behind the home bleachers at McEachern High School.
Hands: Brave salute
Accessories: none
Powder Springs Brave. New Macland Road
GA Washington 3/26/98
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Classic In front of a Jones Brake & Muffler tire store. White shirt, blue pants.
Hands: std.
Accessories: none
Washington, GA. Robert Toombs Avenue across from Washington-Wilkes Elementary School.
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