Pioneer Mom with Scary Child
The ~15 ft. tall Pioneer Mom, or "Pie Woman," is a disturbing rendition of frontier feminity. A somewhat masculine looking lady in a bonnet holds a pie and gazes blankly towards the highway. Tipster Alan Marx theorized this was a Muffler Man with a sex change, but the statue parts just don't add up as indicating any M-Man lineage.
The girl child clutching the woman's dress is even more peculiar, with the face of a 40-year old man, dragging a decapitated doll across the statue platform.
The statue could be Granny, but more likely re-purposed -- it's reported elsewhere as originating at the Pot-O-Gold Diner in Hamburg, PA, and moved here after that establishment closed. The current Granny's opened in 1986.
August 2008: A recent repainting in brighter colors reminds us of M. Night Shyamalan's The Village, for some reason...