Big John.

Big John

Field review by the editors.

Unger, West Virginia

Statue collector George Farnham was able to acquire this rare Big John figure when its previous owner, a supermarket in Benton, Illinois, closed, and the statue was put up for auction in 2005. It's been in George's yard in Unger ever since.

Big Johns are 24 feet tall, larger than typical Muffler Men. The grinning grocery clerk is designed to hold four stuffed-to-bursting bags of groceries.

In 2015, George let us know that he'd done some repairing and repainting, and that his "Big John is now Vegetarian Man. He is also multi-cultural."

Also see: The Farnham Colossi | Big John Statues

Big John

Farnham Fantasy Farm

Address:
14633 Winchester Grade Rd, Unger, WV
Directions:
From Berkeley Springs, go S. on 522 for 2 miles to Winchester Grade Rd. Rt. 13 -- take it 14 miles to the Unger Store and turn left, go 1 1/2 miles. Muffler Man is on the left.
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