Frackville, Pennsylvania: Pioneer Mom with Scary Child Team Field Report

Granny's Motel and Kitchen

115 West Coal St., Frackville, PA
I-81 exit 124B, head northeast on Rt. 61 towards Frackville. Granny's is on the right. Granny's Motel and Kitchen.
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A nice restaurant, but we visit mainly for the disturbing statue. Report...

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Granny's Motel and Kitchen

The motel is again in business. Be careful when pulling into the parking lot. Maybe it's the huge potholes in the driving surface that make the child in Granny's arms look so frightened!

[E. W. Burdorff, 05/24/2016]

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It is actually visible from Rt 61 shortly after you come off the exit. I found it very disturbing. So much so that we dared not leave without dropping some coins into the neck of the doll. This may be the oddest roadside attraction I've seen so far.

[Bigfoot & Squirrel, 10/14/2013]
Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

While visiting this statue, we met a man who regularly rents a room at Granny's. He told us that for good luck, many people put coins in the neck of the headless doll.

[Hal Clarke, 09/19/2012]
Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

Granny's Motel is now closed. The property is for sale. No idea on what is going to happen to the horrid statue. I'm a local so I have to drive past it everyday.

[JP, 10/16/2009]

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