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Linwood, North Carolina: Daniel Boone: Pioneer Giant

A pioneer, a prospector, a Daniel Boone -- the labels given to this particular roadside statue vary. Formerly stood at a couple of different gas stations in Salisbury. Held in place with straps.

Bill's Truck Stop Restaurant

1210 Snider Kines Rd, Linwood, NC
Bill's Truck Stop Restaurant, southwest of Lexington, off I-85 at Belmont Rd Exit.
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Muffler Man? [Pioneer, Prospector]

There is a Muffler Man at Bill's Truck Stop Restaurant on I-85 south. He used be at the Sunoco in Salisbury at the corner of US-601 and US-70. Before that, he was at Mid-State Oil at US-601 and Old Wilkesboro Road.

[James Foster Taylor, 09/03/2023]

The bearded man with the vest, boots, and upraised arm is a fine roadside statue, but not a Muffler Man. It's variously described as a pioneer, a prospector, or a Daniel Boone. Several stand in spots across the country.

Pioneer man.

Daniel Boone Pioneer Giant

He's still at Wild Bill's, but he's no longer facing the highway and has been turned to face the parking lot.

[Shannon Ruff, 03/19/2014]

Pioneer guy.

Bill's Pioneer Giant

This is just to let you know that the cowboy-[pioneer giant] is still there. In the 1960s he was used by the first drive-thru in Birmingham, Alabama, called Wagon Ho (It was a huge covered wagon with this guy driving it.. ahhh childhood.). Anyway, just letting you know he still stands. Even though he has to be one of the worst mascots for a truck stop ever... you only see him when you've passed the exit!

[Aaron Bruchis, 05/07/2007]
Daniel Boone - Pioneer Giant

There's one outside of Lexington, NC on I-85 business. It stands outside of Bill's truckstop and (reputedly) whorehouse.

[Tim Hall, 10/04/1997]

Nearby Offbeat Places

NC Transportation MuseumNC Transportation Museum, Spencer, NC - 7 mi.
Boone's Cave ParkBoone's Cave Park, Lexington, NC - 7 mi.
Shake Hands with George WashingtonShake Hands with George Washington, Salisbury, NC - 9 mi.
In the region:
Earnhardt Cars at RCR Racing Museum, Welcome, NC - 12 mi.

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