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Batchtown, Illinois: Uniroyal Gal: Pirate

First reported at a mini golf in Chincoteague, Virginia, in the 1980s; then at Huber's Farms in Kingsville, Maryland, in the 1990s. Moved to Livingston, Illinois, in 2017 and remodeled as a waitress. Moved to Batchtown in 2023; turned into a pirate.

Pirates of the Mississippi

219 S. Dogtown Rd, Batchtown, IL
Pirates of the Mississippi. From IL-100 in Hardin turn south at the bridge onto Parks St./Illinois River Rd. Drive 16 miles. Turn right (no stoplight) onto Schleeper Lane. Drive three miles. Turn left at the Pirates of the Mississippi sign onto Beechville Rd. Drive three-quarters of a mile. Turn right onto Dogtown Rd. Drive one mile.
May not be standing until 2024. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Uniroyal Gal

The Uniroyal Gal is no longer at the Pink Elephant. She is in Virginia right now to be refurbished to look like a pirate and is planned to be used for a new project that the Pink Elephant's original owner is working on, called "Pirates of the Mississippi."

[John M Wondolowski, 06/27/2023]

Uniroyal Gal.

Uniroyal Gal

The Uniroyal Gal has been raised back up and is standing tall again.

[John Wondolowski, 03/18/2022]

She had been knocked down by a storm -- and temporarily lost her skirt -- in early summer 2021.

Uniroyal Gal.

Uniroyal Gal

As of July 13, 2021, the Uniroyal Gal is laying on her back outside the Pink Elephant Antique Mall. She also appears to have lost her skirt and apron. I was told that a recent severe storm knocked her down, and that she is in the process of being repaired before being raised again.

[John, 07/24/2021]

Uniroyal Gal with Route 66 apron.

Uniroyal Gal

An update that's sure to please historic Route 66 road trippers: the Uniroyal Gal has changed into a new apron with a huge Route 66 shield logo on it. The fiberglass giantess still stands outside the Pink Elephant Antique Mall, right next to the Tastee Treat ice cream stand.

[Mike Gassmann, 11/14/2019]

Uniroyal gal waitress.

Uniroyal Gal

She's got clothes now!!

[Chris Jones, 03/25/2017]

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