Crystal Lake, Illinois: Muffler Man - Bunyan
A Paul Bunyan Muffler Man, once an attraction at Ozzie Water Park in Palatine, has retired to gardening. Roadsideamerica.com Report... [07/27/2009]
Visitor Tips and News About Muffler Man - Bunyan
In an unincorporated area of McHenry, there are two Muffler Men. One has a beard and is wearing a green short sleeve shirt with blue plaid trim, with tan pants held up with suspenders. Both arms are waist high with one hand up and the other down.
The other is an Indian, bare chested, with light tan pants and he has two side braids. One arm is raised up high as if to signal "stop."[Dyanna, 11/19/2010]
I almost didn't stop... thank goodness I did! At The Greenhouse of Crystal Lake on Route 31, I only saw the Indian when I first passed. On the way back, there was a muffler man sporting a pair of hanging flower baskets.[Caren Pilgrim, 07/27/2009]
We're going to assume these are rescued from the closed theme park in Palatine - Barrington, IL.
Just drove by Ozzies Water Park this morning. Paul Bunyan is gone.[Dave Killian, 11/09/2007]
The Ozzie Water Park closed for the season last fall and will not be re-opening. It is being razed to make way for a Whole Foods. Not sure of any plans for the muffler men located there. As of 5/16 they were still there.[m.keller, 05/29/2007]