Frackville, Pennsylvania: Pioneer Mom with Scary Child Team Field Report

Granny's Motel and Kitchen

115 West Coal St., Frackville, PA
I-81 exit 124B, head northeast on Rt. 61 towards Frackville. Granny's is on the right. Granny's Motel and Kitchen.
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Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

A nice restaurant, but we visit mainly for the disturbing statue. Report...

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The Pioneer mom and child are still there, still creepy!

[Amoffe, 11/10/2021]

Pioneer mom and child.

Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

Had to make a stop as we went right past it. A 2 minute detour off I-81, and the hotel is on the road behind the Gulf gas station. The statue looks the same as in previous pictures. The old lady doesn't look happy and her kid is probably from the Chuckie or Annabelle (doll) movies. Definitely an RA winner!

[Rose Howe, 09/25/2021]

Pioneer Mom.

Pioneer Woman with Scary Child

I noticed this while staying at the Motel 6 across the street... and being a Muffler Man enthusiast I had to go look. Not a M-Man or a derivative thereof, but worth seeing anyway. Looks like she hasn't had a paint job recently, and the motel part of Granny's Motel and Kitchen is going through some changes; it didn't look open and there were lots of mattresses in the parking lot and the lobby. But the Pioneer Woman and her Scary Child are still there, staring, and still holding that decapitated doll.

[Kayti McMyermick, 08/04/2019]

Pioneer mom and child.

Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

Stopped after a trip to Centralia. Not so sure that the motel is open, unless it is rented by the hour. Nonetheless it is a unique find and a fantastically creepy photo op.

[Roadside Explorer, 06/25/2016]

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