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

1 S. Lehigh Ave., Frackville, PA
Downtown, on the east side of S. Lehigh Ave., just south of its intersection with E. Frack St. On its back in an empty lot.
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Pioneer mom.

Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

Odd statue stood for years next to a restaurant and motel, but was removed in March 2022. Now stands in a downtown empty lot. Repainted in April 2023. Report...

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Pioneer mom and child, 2023.

Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

Not worth the detour. There is junk all around her. Building needs to be refurbished.

[GoodYarma, 09/14/2023]

Pioneer mom and scary child.

Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

Saw this statue in September, laying in the thrift store lot on South Lehigh St. I think she's had a paint job since last I saw her standing near Granny's.

[Donna Austin, 10/11/2022]
Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

The statue has been moved to outside a thrift store in Frackville. The buyers wanted to save it and keep it in town, but it does need some restoration.

[Darryl Tullgard, 06/15/2022]
Pioneer Mom with Scary Child

Tragically, the creepy statue at Granny's Motel has been removed. Rumor has it that the motel owner wanted it gone. It was given away for free to local residents who were able to supply the crane to remove it. No word yet on where the statue's next adventure will be.

[Erin, 03/27/2022]

We spoke with the manager at Granny's Motel. He said he had no idea where the Pioneer Mom and Scary Child are now, but they're not there any more.

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