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Metal Sign Man

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Mount Airy, North Carolina

This formerly animated waving metal guy was probably built in the 1950s. Ten feet tall, he was originally dressed as a gas station attendant and known as "Big Man" (The name was painted on his shirt). In the early 2000s his waving arm fell off at the rusted elbow -- possibly when he was moved to his current location -- and awkwardly reattached. He became "Pack's Produce" Man for a few years, but by 2010 he assumed a third identity and color scheme when the business changed to Young Enterprises. Although oddly disfigured, and despite several repainted outfits, the metal sign man has always retained his cheerful smile.

Metal Sign Man

Starlite Rd, Mount Airy, NC
North edge of town, on the northbound side of US Hwy 52 at its intersection with Starlite Rd.
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