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

Muffler Man: Amish Farmer - Mortimer Snerd

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" (we called him "Amish Ax Man") when he stood at Magic Forest in New York State (1987-2018), and was an unsettling goliath 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 Men at Whitman's plumbing business. The Bunyan next to him does all the ax-holding.

In Dallas, Georgia - restored to his Mortimer Snerd specs.
In Dallas, Georgia - restored to his Mortimer Snerd specs.

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

Muffler Man: Amish Farmer - Mortimer Snerd

1212 Industrial Blvd N., Dallas, GA
North edge of town, on the south side of Industrial Blvd N., a half-mile west of its intersection with GA-381.
Gated after hours. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Nearby Offbeat Places

Mr. Bendo Muffler ManMr. Bendo Muffler Man, Dallas, GA - < 1 mi.
Paul Bunyan Muffler ManPaul Bunyan Muffler Man, Dallas, GA - < 1 mi.
Muffler Man ClownMuffler Man Clown, Dallas, GA - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Family Bird Tornado, Newnan, GA - 40 mi.

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