Crystal Lake, Illinois: Muffler Man - Lumberjacks (In Transition)

A Muffler Man stood outside of a wood and mulch business. In a previous life, he stood indoor at a Melrose Park flea market; before that, at a lumber store. May 2018: Out for an overhaul; 2019-2020: Still MIA

Lumberjacks Firewood

Address:
2316 Hwy 176, Crystal Lake, IL
Directions:
Hwy 176, 2.5 miles east of Hwy 31.
Hours:
May 2018: Out for repairs, still missing in 2019.
Status:
In Transition
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American Giants 6.

Crystal Lake, Illinois - Muffler Men: American Giants Ep. 6
Muffler Men: American Giants Ep. 6:

Further documenting a Chicago area cluster in Crystal Lake, a Bunyan formerly in Melrose Park. Bonus stop at Lamb's Farm, Libertyville, IL.

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Muffler Man - Lumberjacks

My husband and I drove a few hours to tick off three Muffler Men in Crystal Lake but, sadly, only two were there. We followed the directions and matched buildings, and it looks like the Muffler Man outside Lumberjacks has been removed.

[Heather, 05/27/2018]

Muffler Man - Bunyan.

Muffler Man - Lumberjacks

Muffler Man looked great, but no longer holds a flag.

[Meg, 04/15/2017]

A firewood business is one of the absolutely logical places for a giant lumberjack to hold a giant ax, so maybe one of these days....

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man - Paul Bunyan

We were visiting friends in Chicago and decided to make a day trip out to the lakes northwest of the city. We were following highway 176 going east out of Crystal Lake when we happened to spot this old muffler man. The sacks he is holding are full of wood chunks.

[Jan Brockway, 01/25/2012]

Bunyan at Lumberjack's Firewood.

Muffler Man - Lumberjack

Darn, we thought we'd be the first - looks like someone already reported him. We were just driving down the road when I exclaimed, "Muffler Man!" Tim laughed as he was pulling off the road, explaining he had already spotted him a mile back. This Lumberjack-Muffler Man is amazing. Great color. He's right off the road - no need to wait until business hours to see him. As a matter of fact, we found him on the Fourth of July. But he didn't have a flag in his hands back then.

[Tim Jewett and Dana McDonnell, 01/12/2010]

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