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Rome, Georgia: Muffler Car Parts Family (Gone)

On Shorter Ave. NW (Hwy 20) on the western edge of town.
Reported gone.

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Muffler Car Parts Family

The muffler art was created by Jessie Jones, who worked at the Muffler Shop until it closed. The family was his family: himself, his wife, and his children. He also sculpted a number of animals over the years. Several articles were written about his art. Jessie passed away 11/24/2018.

[Weyland Billingsley, 11/30/2018]
Muffler Family

Muffler family is gone -- muffler shop went out of business and the building is for sale.

[Eric Knight, 05/13/2006]

Muffler art  sculptures.

Car Part Sculpture family

Photographic verification that the "Muffler Family" members in Rome, Georgia, are not Muffler Men -- but muffler auto part sculptures.

[K. Bartlett-Sloan, 11/09/1998]
Muffler Car Parts Family

There is a Muffler FAMILY on Shorter Ave. in downtown Rome, GA. Come on down. [Joel Lockridge, 6/19/97]

Rome UPDATE: Turns out the main highway thru town, GA 20, is Shorter Ave. I told the girls to keep an eye out for the "Giant Statues"(the girls are only 3 and 4 years old). We got to an older, more run down area and I saw quite a number of muffler shops. I was thinking "jackpot soon".

The "muffler family" is muffler art. They are outside of a muffler shop and are made of actual mufflers. The group numbered about 7 or 8. They were right on the sidewalk and I did not let the girls get out of the car. They are clever folk art but not the big guy.

[Kirby Bartlett-Sloan, 09/07/1998]

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