Muffler Men Tracking Chart, pt. 2

Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana

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Idaho

State Town 1st Sighting Type Description Photo Directions
ID Blackfoot Uniroyal Gal
ID Nampa 9/18/1998
All Tips
Bunyan Gone! Was in front of the Hurricane car wash. Moved to Fort Rockvale, MT.
Hands: std.
Accessories: none
Cowboy in ID.  
ID St. Maries 9/5/1998
All Tips
Bunyan In front of Heyburn Elementary School -- "Home of the Lumberjacks." Flannel shirt sometimes painted traditional red/black and sometimes school colors green/yellow. He's actually a heavily disguised "Big Friend."
Hands: BF-config
Accessories: Double-bit ax
Idaho Big Friend. Main Street
ID Wendell 7/23/1998
All Tips
Cowboy Advertising an RV park. Dressed in blue jeans, a yellow shirt, and a gray cowboy hat.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Holds tiny construction stop sign
Wendell.
Wendell Muffler Man.
Alongside Interstate 84, milepost 156.5
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Illinois

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
IL Atlanta (formerly Cicero) 1/11/1997
All Tips
Bunyan The Hot Dog M-Man had been at Bunyon's in Cicero since 1963 [ More on Bunyon's]. After Bunyon's closed in 2003, he moved to Atlanta, along Rt. 66, and was dubbed "Tall Paul." Locals repaired the arrow and bullet holes and restored the giant. On permanent loan from the Stephens family.
Hands: std.
Accessories: giant hot dog
Atlanta Illinois Muffler Man. Arch St., between Race and Vine in downtown Atlanta
IL Bartlett
3/10/1998
All Tips
Service Man Gone since 2000. "Big Ben," a Texaco Service Man. Stood in front of Big Ben's Tire Barn, then a lawn mower repair shop.
Hands: missing right one
Accessories: tire, to hide missing hand
Bartlett. North Avenue and route 20 in Hanover Park, near the police station.
IL Bridgeview 3/4/1997
All Tips
Mutant Frankenmuffler, green skin, neck bolts, yellow tie, pointy shoulders, weak chin. A nouveau mutant.
Hands: std.?
Accessories: bloody battle-ax.
mutant. Haunted Trails: Bridgeview, on the east side of Harlem, between 77th & 78th Sts.
IL Chicago 1/11/1997
All Tips
Bunyan "Mr. Bendo." Atop Ced's Auto Body, bending an iron bar.
Hands: std.
Accessories: iron bar
Bendo. Grand Avenue just east of Pulaski Road.
IL Chicago 9/9/1998
All Tips
Indian Tests the eyesight of passing drivers; has "Eye Care Center" sign bolted to chest. Appeared in film "Wayne's World" (1992)
Hands: right arm raised
Accessories: iron bar
Indian. 63rd and South Pulaski
IL Crystal Lake

4/20/1997
All Tips

Bunyan Stands at a mulch and firewood business; formerly at Wolff's Flea Market, prior at a lumber store.
Hands: std.
Accessories: American flag
Bunyan at Wolff's Flea Market. Hwy 176, 2.5 miles east of Hwy 31
IL Crystal Lake 1/8/1999
All Tips
Bunyan

Bunyan stands at a greenhouse business. At Ozzi Waterpark and Go Cart Park before it closed in 2007. No feet. Painted black suspenders. Bunyan hybrid - beard painted on to jaw. No more double-headed ax.
Hands: std.
Accessories: A pair of planters dangling from his wrists.

Ozzie Park Bunyan. The Greenhouse of Crystal Lake. Northeast of town, on the west side of Hwy 31 about a mile north of Hwy 176.
IL Crystal Lake 1/8/1999
All Tips
Indian Indian stands at a Greenhouse business. At Ozzi Waterpark and Go Cart Park before it closed in 2007. No feet. Highly detailed "beefcake" rendering of bare chest and pants.
Hands: "brave" salute
Accessories: none
Ozzie Park Indian. The Greenhouse of Crystal Lake. Northeast of town, on the west side of Hwy 31 about a mile north of Hwy 176.
IL Evergreen 10/31/1997
All Tips
Classic Atop Guardian Auto Rebuilders. Back up an in service.... Had a low level Tornado/bad storm in late summer 1998 and was knocked down... He was repaired and has fresh Du Pont Chroma base auto paint on him, including candy apple red shirt...
Hands: std.
Accessories: black nail polish.
Evergreen Bunyan.
M-Man.
8939 S Kedzie, 5 blocks north of 95th Street, across from a cemetery.
IL Joliet 6/10/2004
All Tips
Bunyan "Left Field Louie" is the mascot of the Joliet Jackhammers baseball team. When they hit a home-run, Louie's jackhammer spews smoke. Once stood in Ham Lake, MN.
Hands: both palms down.
Accessories: jackhammer, bucket hard hat
Silver Cross Field, in downtown Joliet near Harrah's Casino.
IL Libertyville 1/24/1997
All Tips
Bunyan In the Miniature golf course at Lamb's Farm. Accompanied by a fiberglass cow and milk bottle.
Hands: std.
Accessories: ax

Lamb's Farm Bunyan.

Preview.

Off I-94.
IL Livingston - Staunton

9/10/2006
All Tips

Bunyan

Muffler Man outside the Pink Elephant Antique Mall. Also a surfer dude, ice cream cone and pink elephant..
Hands: std.
Accessories: muffler at his feet.

Bunyan muffler man. 908 Veterans Memorial Drive. Exit 34 or exit 37 off of I-55
IL Mount Vernon Uniroyal Gal
IL Nauvoo 9/17/2000
All Tips
Viking In front of the Nauvoo-Colusa High School since 1986.
Hands: std.
Accessories: shield
Viking.  
IL Peoria Uniroyal Gal
IL Roseville RA - 1991
All Tips
Classic Guarded a seed dealer. Last seen in 1991. 2007 - still missing, townspeople claiming he never existed.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Broot cap
Broot giant. Highway 67, east side.
IL Salem 9/1/1998
All Tips
Classic? Aug 2007 - moved to NC. AKA "Stan the Tireman"
Hands: std.
Accessories:
M-man.  
IL Springfield 10/13/1997
All Tips
Bunyan AKA the "Lauterbach Tire Man" wears a blue cap and shirt, black pants with Lauterbach written down the legs. Decapitated in deadly March 2006 tornado, then restored.
Hands: std.
Accessories: tire
Springfield guy. Lauterbach Tire and Auto Service, 1569 Wabash Ave.
IL West City (moved to WV) All Tips Big John Giant mascot grocery clerk for Big John chain; auctioned off in 2005 and moved to Unger, WV
Hands: Big John std.
Accessories: 4 grocery bags
   
IL Wilmington  All Tips Hybrid AKA "Gemini Giant," named in a contest in the mid-1960s, stands outside the Launching Pad Drive-in. Some say he is a tribute to local ammunition plant workers.
Hands: std.
Accessories:helmet, 8 ft. long styrofoam rocket
Spaceman.  
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Indiana

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
IN Brookston 8/14/2007
All Tips
Indian Stands on a platform at YMCA camp "Camp Tecumseh."
Hands: Right arm raised Indian brave - style.
Accessories: none
Indianapolis. 12635 W. Tecumseh Bend Rd
IN Elkhart 10/31/1997
All Tips
Bunyan

9/2011: Moved to Coeburn, Virginia
In Elkhart was known as "Scotty" -- wearing Scott's Lawncare shirt.
Hands: ?
Accessories: ?

Elkhart Man.
Elkhart Bunyan.
Front of Palmer Tru Value Hardware and Just Ask Rental store.
IN Indianapolis 8/9/1997
All Tips
Bunyan - hybrid "Mr. Bendo" has looked out onto 16th street for at least four decades. Hands: Right arm raised Indian brave - style.
Accessories: none now, but reported to have once held an exhaust pipe, muffler, and tail pipe assembly.
Indianapolis. Ralph's Muffler Shop, 1250 W. 16th Street, near the Indy Speedway
IN Montpelier 5/27/2001
All Tips
Indian Indian chief, on a corner in front of historical marker for the "Godfroy Reserve."
Hands: Right arm raised Indian - style.
Accessories
: none
Montpelier guy. Corner of State Road 18 and Main Street.
IN Muncie 3/7/1997
All Tips
Classic Used to sit on Broadway Ave. at a local car lot.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Used to hold tiny RV
Muncie guy. Jack Smith and Sons RV Sales, Interstate 69, exit 41
IN Muncie 9/5/1997
All Tips
NA At a bar named Timbers, flannel shirt. Used to be in front of a local lumber co. He's not an M-Man, but big nonetheless.
Hands: NA
Accessories: ax
Bunyan south side of town where State Rd 32 meets Tillitson Avenue
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Iowa

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
IA Waukon 0/3/1998

Cowboy Plaque claims it was made in Sparta, WI.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Charging longhorn
Waukon. On highway 76 one mile south of town.
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Kansas

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
KS Kansas City 6/26/1998
All Tips
Half Wit Reported gone 10/2000 to make way for road expansion. Stood here since the mid-1960s Originally a generic-looking half-wit at a convenience store called Poor Boy's Pantry, Repainted in the 1980s with a Hawaiian shirt tucked into his jeans, and painted Nike running shoes,
Hands: std
Accessories: none
  43rd St. and State Line Road
KS Manhattan 9/1/1998
Not a muffler man! "Johnny Kaw," blonde-haired, blue-eyed, though not a muffler man.
Hands: ?
Accessories: thresher
Kaw. Corner of a city park
KS Wichita 1/8/1998
All Tips
Classic Brown's Tire Service
Hands: std.
Accessories: tire
Wichita M-Man. On Broadway, south of McArthur (S 39th.)
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Kentucky

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
KY Monticello 5/8/1999
All Tips
Bunyan

3/2007: Reported missing.

11/2003: Owner Nick Catron closed the business where this M-Man stood, and moved him to his own backyard. Nick is considering altering Bunyan into a likeness of Jesus Christ for his church.
Hands: std.
Accessories: undersized ax

Bunyan.
Monticello Man preview.
Take Hwy. 90 West to Hwy. 1546 (Murl Road). Go 3 miles, look left. On deck in back yard. Next to Rector's Flat Baptist Church.
KY Somerset 9/18/2004
All Tips
Bunyan

Sold on eBay in 2006, moved to Livingston, IL. Stood next to a gas station and a Super 8 Motel at 601 S. Hwy. 27.
Hands: std.
Accessories: none

Bunyan.
MOVED to Livingston, Illinois
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Louisiana

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
LA Bossier City

3/25/2006
All Tips

Classic Visit Report. Cowboy on a pole advertising a trailer dealership.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Hat, rope, spurs
Crowned M-Man. I-20 Industrial Dr exit south. Topps Trail.
LA Metairie 6/16/1997
All Tips
Classic Read his owner's story.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Mustache, Crown
Crowned M-Man. Clearview Auto Title & Co., 2122 Clearview Parkway
LA Metairie All Tips Mutant Half of a Muffler Man, used in Mardi Gras parades.
Hands: none
Accessories: many
Crowned M-Man. Float warehouse.
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Maine

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
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Directions
ME Bangor 12/2/1997
Refuted: 7/15/1998
Bunyan, but not an M-Man Red and black checked lumberjack's coat, jeans and work boots. Not an M-Man!
Hands: std.
Accessories: ax and pike
Bunyan in Bangor. State Fairgrounds.
ME Rumford 7/12/1997
All Tips
Bunyan At the Maine Visitor Center, looks out over Route 2 and Pennacook Falls/Rumford Falls, highest falls east of Niagara. Property of the town of Rumford.
Hands: standard
Accessories: ax
Rumford Muffler Man. 6 Bridge St., Route 2.
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Maryland

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
MD Crownsville 1/6/1998
All Tips
Bunyan AKA, the "Fair Giant"
Hands: both up
Accessories: Welcome sign
  Anne Arundel County Fairgrounds on generals' highway
MD Havre de Grace RA-1996
All Tips
Classic AKA "Desert Storm Man," camouflage fatigues.
Hands: std.
Accessories: hat kept in garage
Desert Storm. 911 Pulaski Hwy. Hwy. 40 southbound
MD Marion 11/9/1998
All Tips
Viking "In pretty bad shape."
Hands: ?
Accessories: ?
  10 miles North of Crisfield
MD Ocean City 4/29/1998
All Tips
Bunyan Pirate costume. Jolly Roger Amusement Park
Hands: std
Accessories: cutlass, eyepatch
Pirate. 30th St. & Coastal Hwy.
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Massachusetts

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
MA Groveland 6/22/2001
All Tips
Bunyan A shrimpy Bunyan who has lost all his accessories... ax, helmet. He stands along a drive against some trees. Groveland. Valley Tree Service, 938 Salem Street
MA Hancock 12/2/1997
All Tips
Classic "Big Man." Shirt reads "Green Valley Equipment Co." Before anchoring here, he had been shot, stolen by college students, and displayed in a nudist camp.
Hands: std.
Accessories: once held a pitchfork.
Hancock. Rt. 43 and Brodie Mt. Road
MA Lynn 6/21/1998
All Tips
Bunyan 6/2006: Reported gone since the 1980s (?). Appears to be gone, 11/2003. Revised from original report placing him in Revere. Missing his head. Blue pants and red shirt.
Hands: ?
Accessories: ?
  Cadillac dealer.
MA Shirley 6/28/2004
All Tips
Indian Big Indian in front of Mohawk Village Motors..
Hands: Indian salute
Accessories: none
Top-hatted Muffler Man. 280 Great Road (MA Hwy 2A), about 5-6 miles west of Ayer
MA Springfield - Chicopee 8/11/1999
All Tips
Hybrid Stands at the Plantation Inn, waving to the Mass Pike toll plaza.
Hands: right arm waving, left arm down
Accessories: top hat
Top-hatted Muffler Man. I-90 exit 6, facing the toll plaza.
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Michigan

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
MI Ann Arbor 9/1/1998
All Tips
Bunyan Gone. Rooftop Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox at Paul Bunyan Restaurant on Jackson Road at Zeeb west of Ann Arbor. Disappeared in the 1980s. May be in Irish Hills now
Hands: ?
Accessories: ?
  On road that parallels I-94, 1 mile west of Weber's Inn
MI New Baltimore 3/7/1997
All Tips
Classic In front of mini golf course and ice cream stand. Dubbed "Greg Enormous" in a naming contest.
Hands: std
Accessories: straw hat, golf club, used to hold a wrench
Chesterfield Man. Off I-94 head east. 23 Mile Road, at World's Finest Frozen Custard.
MI Flint 7/22/2002
All Tips
Half-wit Outside the Bargain Hunterz discount clothing store. In blue jeans and Hawaiian shirt.

Hands: std
Accessories:
Atherton Rd. just west of S. Dort Hwy. At the south end of the Dort Mall complex.
MI Onsted - Irish Hills 9/1/1998
All Tips
Bunyan 4/2004: Reported freshly painted. Probably originally west of Ann Arbor.
Hands: std.
Accessories: double-sided ax
Irish Hills Man. "Stagecoach Stop USA," Irish Hills on US 12. US-12 between M-50 and M52, west of Clinton.
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Minnesota

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
MN Battle Lake 7/5/2001
All Tips
Indian Chief Wenonga
Hands: brave salute
Accessories: stone headed ax
Indian. MN Highway 78 just
outside town, directly across from the lake
MN Bemidji 11/15/1996
All Tips
Indian "Nanabojo" -- killed Bunyan with a fish. Morell's Chippewa Trading Post, Inc..
Hands: brave salute
Accessories: none
Indian. Across the street from Paul Bunyan and Babe.
MN Bloomington 3/15/1998
All Tips
Indian One of the Indians outside the Thunderbird Hotel.
Hands: brave salute
Accessories: hand flint ax
Indian. 2201 East 78th Street
MN Bloomington 3/15/1998
All Tips
Indian Mutant One of the Indians outside the Thunderbird Hotel. Smaller than his partner. A long-winded sign explains all about the Chippewa Indians.
Hands: at side
Accessories: hand flint ax
Indian. 2201 East 78th Street
MN Baxter - Brainerd 8/1/2004
All Tips
Bunyan Previously reported, at Bunyan's Sports Bar and Grill, with $2 bowling during the summer. Babe clenches a bunch of bowling pins in her mouth.
Hands: std.
Accessories: bowling ball
Indian. NE side of the intersection of highways 371 & 210, west of Brainerd.
MN Ham Lake 11/24/1996
All Tips
Classic 5/2003: De-zoned, sold by owner to town of Joliet, IL for $10,000.
" unnaturally pale"... In front of Mid-State Auto Mall, next to Red Ox cafe, across from Tom Thumb gas station. Hands: std.
Accessories: giant exhaust system
Ham Man. 35W North to 118 West, to Hwy. 65 on west side.
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Mississippi

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
MS Byram Uniroyal Gal
MS

Lake View, Walls

1997
All Tips
Big John

ID'd as a Big John Jan 2004. Mar 2005: Reported on his back to make way for a new "Gentlemen's Club."


Hands: NA
Accessories: none

Tunica Big John. Hwy. 61 about 500 feet into Mississippi and one at Hwy. 302 (Goodman road) and Hwy. 55
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Missouri

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
MO Boonville 9/25/1997
All Tips
Cowboy Once stood at a gas station, then the First Amendment Adult Video Store; black pants, a yellow shirt, cowboy hat inscribed "MU." Auctioned in May 2000, restored, put in storage, for sale in 2013.
Hands: std.
Accessories: none
Boonville. Off I-70.
MO Foristell 4/20/1997
All Tips
Bunyan Skyline Motors Tractor Trailer Repair. Yellow cap, red shirt. Sign on chest: "No Job Too Big"
Hands: right arm raised
Accessories: sign
Bunyan. I-70 west just before Wright City. 4 miles west of Wentzville.
MO Lake Ozark 6/10/1998
All Tips
Half Wit In front of Old Time Photo. Plaid shirt and straw hat. Across from a big Indian statue.
Hands: std.
Accessories: Lantern on the ground
Half Wit. Near Bagnell Dam.
MO Lake Ozark 6/10/1998
All Tips
Indian In front of Two Bit Town. Across from the half-wit.
Hands: Arm raised.
Accessories: none
Indian. Near Bagnell Dam.
MO Osage Beach

6/2/2002
All Tips

Bunyan Gone. Reported missing a hand. 7/2004: Paul is intact. His arm had been stolen, and later returned.
Hands: std.
Accessories: American Flag.
flag-holding Bunyan. Forever Friends Furniture, Highway 54
MO St. Louis County

11/21/98

Cowboy Gone - 2009. Restored, wears cowboy hat. On a landscaped lot at Croft Automotive and Trailer
Hands: std.
Accessories: Cowboy hat
M-man. 49 Elam Road. To find him, exit I-44 at Hwy. 141 and drive north on 141 to Elam Road. Turn west. Croft Automotive and Trailer
MO Sullivan 4/21/1997
All Tips
Bunyan Gone. Lumberjack products. Ax is an exhaust pipe with a normal-sized ax head. Side view. Reported gone in 2003, now in Baxter MN.
Hands: std.
Accessories: undersized ax
Sullivan. North side of I-44, east of exit 226.
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Montana

State Town 1st Sighting M-Man
Type
Description Photo
Preview
Directions
MT Billings RA- 1992
All Tips
Bunyan
Hands: std.
Accessories: tire
Billings Man. L.P. Anderson Tire Co.
MT Billings RA- 2001
All Tips
Cowboy
Hands: std.
Accessories: Stetson hat
Muffler Man. Elk River Rd
MT Billings (from Bridger) 5/13/2001
All Tips
Cowboy Sold and moved to Connecticut.
Hands: std
Accessories: none
Muffler Man - Bunyan. Visible from I-90 on the south side between Laurel and Billings.
MT Rockvale

5/13/2001
All Tips

Cowboy Formerly in Nampa, Idaho. Now stands sentry at a casino. 
Hands: std.
Accessories: cowboy hat, scoped rifle
Casino Cowboy. Ft. Rockvale Cafe and Casino, 101 Rockvale Rd
MT Great Falls 3/6/1999
All Tips
Cowboy In front of a Big John's casino. Arms down, Indian-style. Black hat.
Hands: down
Accessories: none
Great Falls Man. 11th Ave. South and 24th Street South
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