Happy Halfwit statue as he appeared in Magic Forest.
Happy Halfwit statue as he appeared in Magic Forest.

Amish Ax Man

Field review by the editors.

Dallas, Georgia

Type: Halfwit (~14-18 ft. tall)

Arm position: Standard

Accessories: Double-sided Ax

Nickname: Amish Farmer

This Alfred E. Neumann lookalike -- a Happy Halfwit model Muffler Man (in the original International Fiberglass catalog as "Mortimer Snerd") -- started at the Danbury Fair in Connecticut. He was modified in the 1980s with an Amish-style beard, black hat, and a murderous double-bladed ax -- ready for a barn razing?

He was dubbed "Amish Farmer" when he stood at Magic Forest in New York State (1987-2018), deep in the woods along a path that wound past fairy tale dioramas.

After engendering generations of childhood traumas, he was purchased by Mike Whitman in Dallas, Georgia, who had him restored in 2019 to his classic Mortimer Snerd configuration. He now stands with other Muffler Mens next to Whitman's plumbing business.

Also see: Roadside Titans of Mike Whitman | Muffler Men Home Page | Magic Forest

Amish Ax Man

Address:
1212 Industrial Blvd N., Dallas, GA
Directions:
North edge of town, on the south side of Industrial Blvd N., a half-mile west of its intersection with GA-381.
RA Rates:
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Nearby Offbeat Places

Magic ForestMagic Forest, Lake George, NY - < 1 mi.
Dino Roar ValleyDino Roar Valley, Lake George, NY - < 1 mi.
World's Fair Muffler ManWorld's Fair Muffler Man, Lake George, NY - 2 mi.
In the region:
Uncle Sam Brewery Mural, Troy, NY - 46 mi.

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