Big John No. 1.

Glenn Goode's Big John No. 1

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Gainesville, Texas

Type: Big John (28 ft. tall)

Arm position: Standard

Accessories: None

Big John No. 1 is a fiberglass statue that started life as a grocery clerk at a Big John food store before joining this community of giants. He's No. 1 because there's an identical Big John just a few feet away, also gazing out at the highway. Both were assembled and planted by Glenn Goode, a fan of the "Big People," after the pieces sat behind his work shed for a number of years.

Glenn Goode passed away in 2015; his Big People collection remains standing on the front lawn of his sandblasting business.

Glenn's will stipulated that the five towering fiberglass figures should remain in place for at least five years before they might be sold.

Glenn Goode's publicly visible display is one of only a few such Muffler Men clusters either owned by private collectors or part of a roadside attraction. His is the only one arranged in a chorus line.

Also see: Glenn Goode's Big People | Big Johns | Muffler Men

Glenn Goode's Big John No. 1

1651 FM 371, Gainesville, TX
From I-35 turn on hwy 82 east, go 4 miles to FM 371 turn left(north) and go less than 2 miles.
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Nearby Offbeat Places

Glenn Goode's Uniroyal GalGlenn Goode's Uniroyal Gal, Gainesville, TX - < 1 mi.
Glenn Goode's Big PeopleGlenn Goode's Big People, Gainesville, TX - < 1 mi.
Glenn Goode's Cowboy Muffler ManGlenn Goode's Cowboy Muffler Man, Gainesville, TX - < 1 mi.
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Grave of Bonnie Parker - Bonnie and Clyde, Dallas, TX - 57 mi.

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