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Muffler Man - Indian, Crystal Lake, IL

Muffler Man - Indian, Crystal Lake, IL

One of the many American Giants - a Muffler Man located in Crystal Lake, Ilinois.

Now in short about Muffler Men. They are giant fiberglass sculptures used as "attention grabbers". Many of these figures were used to promote various roadside businesses and often would hold real merchandise, like full-sized car mufflers, which, as I understand, was the reason for the Muffler Men nickname.

The figures are usually 18–25 feet (5.5-7.6 meters) tall. Muffler Men were a popular roadside decoration in 60's and 70's mainly in the United States.

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August 05, 2017
Ladder 2737, a Fire Truck from Grayslake

Ladder 2737, a Fire Truck from Grayslake

Ladder 2737 from the Grayslake Fire Protection District. Model: 1999 Pierce Dash, pump: 2,000 gpm, tank: 500 gallon. Found in McHenry, Illinois.

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June 29, 2017
Prospect Park Audubon Center / Boathouse

Prospect Park Audubon Center / Boathouse

Boathouse on the Lullwater of the Lake in Prospect Park. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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July 12, 2016
Moored Boat

Moored Boat

Moored boat bobs upon the waves of the ocean.

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July 13, 2015
Lake Minnewaska. The end of the Path
Lake Awosting

Lake Awosting

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September 16, 2012
Lake Michigan

Lake Michigan

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December 23, 2011