Forestville, California: Muffler Man - BunyanA giant fiberglass woodsman stands at the River Bend Campground. The statue was made in the 1960s to promote roadside businesses.
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Muffler Man - Paul Bunyan
The Paul Bunyan Muffler Man at River Bend Campground continues his vigil among the trees and trailers. He's traded in his giant shovel for a giant ax.[Sheila Duignan, 09/17/2016]
Paul Bunyan muffler man is still at River Bend RV Park. He's in need of a paint job, and is holding a broken paddle/axe.[Vince, 04/23/2014]
The Paul Bunyan at this RV Park was in very bad repair. I spoke with the people who manage the park and they said at one time, there was a microphone attached to the statue, which told the story of Paul Bunyan, to all of the children who gathered to sit next to it. The RV Park was not easy to find and the statue deserves a more prominent location. He still carries a canoe paddle.[Lisa - CA, 06/21/2010]
When i was a kid, in about 1984, I was riding in a car right behind the "Paul Bunyan" muffler man (he did have an axe then). He was being delivered and we thought it was going to Pee Wee Golf, but the big rig turned into that trailer park, and that's my story.[Bryn Gallagher, 03/31/2010]
Here's our guy at the River Bend Resort at Hilton, downriver from Forestville, CA. Notice that the cutie in the photo is the same one pictured in the 1965 Historical Sighting and that the paddle has been replaced since the previous sighting.[Gary Solem, 10/25/2007]