Jennerstown, Pennsylvania: Praying Mantis Statue

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Address:
2811 Lincoln Highway, Jennerstown, PA
Directions:
East of town, on the south side of US 30, just west of its interchange with Hwy 219. Next to a business named Weeds N Seeds.
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Praying Mantis Statue
A large green insect that has prayed along the Lincoln Highway through good times and bad. Roadsideamerica.com Report...

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Praying Mantis Statue

The Praying Mantis statue is gone, but "Bicycle Built For Two" sculpture still worth a look-see. [HutchScouter, 09/19/2014]
Praying Mantis Statue

We drove by yesterday and the statue was not there.

[Stephanie Bailey, 09/06/2012]
Praying Mantis. Praying Mantis

Survivor, the 9-foot tall praying mantis, is located at Second Time Around/Weeds N Seeds at 2811 Lincoln Highway just outside of Boswell, Pa. Halloween of 2007 he was taken across the highway and broken. Survivor has since been fixed and had another accident. He is being worked on now.

I've owned Survivor for 28 or so years. He was part of a business that burned down along with a cave man. Surviving also was another large fiberglass animal that has been transported out of the area. Survivor was named by a young local lad as part of a "safe Halloween" program for Easter Seal Society.

[Georgia Sheftic, 09/13/2008]
Giant Praying Mantis

I live in the area, and have an interesting story about the praying mantis statue. Three or four years ago, we noticed an oddity while driving past the giant bug. Between its arms was a sign: "Please bring back my head!" Apparently someone (or some female mantis) felt it was necessary to decapitate the critter. The head has since returned, and the mantis sometimes sports the santa suit, and on the 4th of July has been seen with a patriotic ribbon around its neck.

[Devina Horvath, 04/16/2005]

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