Mifflintown, Pennsylvania: Muffler Man: Chief Merrill

A statue denizen of the area for many years -- behind a campground, then a used car lot, then a car wash, then the mascot at the Mifflintown high school football field. 2017: Reported displayed only for special events.

Juniata Senior High School

3931 William Penn Hwy, Mifflintown, PA
Juniata Senior High School. From William Penn Hwy, driving north, cross Nelson Rd and then make first right into the school. Take next right and you'll see the football field on the left, with the Muffler Man standing at the end nearest you.
Feb. 2017: Reported stored away. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Chief Merrill

Oh no! The Chief is no longer at the football field. The owner has him and says that Merrill will be on display once again during Richfield Dutch Days.

[JayBeeYell, 02/04/2017]

Richfield Dutch Days is an annual mid-July event.

Muffler Man Indian statue.

Indian Muffler Man Found!

After many years in hiding, the Indian Muffler Man has reappeared. A lengthy article in the February 13 Juniata Sentinel of Mifflintown describes his journey from his birthplace in Venice, California, in 1949; to Albuquerque, New Mexico; to an auto dealership in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; to a campground in Mifflintown; and over the last 13 years to various sites. Shown here at the football field of the Juniata Indians in Mifflintown. He's now known as "Chief Merrill," for a former owner.

[Dave Supplee, 02/18/2013]
Muffler Man missing

The Indian in Mifflintown seems to be gone. I went on a MM quest on my way from NJ to KY, trying to photograph all of the PA ones but this one is at least no longer resting behind the car wash. Sad indeed.

[anthony annoyance, 08/07/2003]
Muffler Man - Indian

Indian with hand outstretched "how". Had been at a campgound along the Juniata River for many years, moved behind a dodge dealership (lying down) in Mexico, PA and last seen at a car wash, also resting, west of Mifflintown on Old US-22

He appears to be in fairly good shape. Also seen riding a flatbed several years ago - destination unknown, but he apparently made it back.

[Dave Suppl, 09/27/2000]

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