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Hat Creek, California: Big Roy, Muffler Man

Classic towering fiberglass statue made in the 1960s to promote roadside businesses.

Hwy 89, Hat Creek, CA
Highway 89, in the town of Hat Creek, located about halfway between the junctions of Hwy 44 and Hwy 299. On the west side of the highway at Gatewood Road, a driveway to a mobile home park.
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Muffler Man.

Big Roy, Muffler Man

Still standing watch on the side of Highway 89. There's fencing between him and the pull-off next to the highway, but you can go around and hang out at the picnic table.

[Rustin LaFurney, 06/29/2021]

Big Roy the Muffler Man.

Big Roy the Muffler Man

Big Roy is big -- really big! He now holds a branding iron in his hands, and there's now a picnic table, and a guest book to sign for visitors. My mother and I know Big Roy's owner personally, and he took us for a ride to visit this attraction.

[Jann Schott, 03/20/2016]
Muffler Man

What Roger neglected to mention is that "the big guy" is directly across the state highway from a working cattle ranch. The cowboy overlooks a loading chute and has caught the attention of many bovine residents.

[Janne AKA favorite sis in law, 09/24/2009]

Muffler Man.

Muffler Man

Here he is! The Hat Creek Muffler Man just erected. Freshly renovated and transformed into a cowboy; formerly a mechanic in Dunsmuir, CA. He's attracting lots of attention and will soon have a picnic table nearby for visitors to enjoy.

[Roger Sleight, 06/07/2009]
Muffler Man

The muffler man of Dunsmuir, CA has been purchased and is now undergoing some restoration and a transformation into a cowboy. He will be standing again very soon in the vicinity of Hat Creek, CA along state highway 89 about halfway between the junctions of highway 299 and highway 44.

[Roger Sleight, 04/22/2009]

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