Sights from the Road: The Rumford Maine Muffler Man

For the 2009 President’s week holiday, we spent our time in Maine. While there, we stopped off in the town of Rumford and had a tasty homecooked-style lunch at the River Valley Grille. It was the first time that I’d ever laid eyes on a red hot dog. Yes, that’s right. I said, RED. Apparently it is something that is native to the state. They are commonly referred to as Red Snappers.

The River Valley Grille - Rumford Maine

The reason for heading to Rumford was for me to visit with Maine’s last standing actual Paul Bunyan Muffler Man. He looms over the Rumford Visitor Center. Fittingly, the visitor center sells postcards with his mug on it complete with a thumb visible in the postcard photograph. Perfect

The Rumford, Maine Muffler Man - Stands at the Welcome Center


Rachael is the whimsical writer behind the 20+ year old Girlie Motorcycle Blog. As a freelance blogger, she is on a mission to inspire laughter, self-examination, curiosity, and human connection. Girlie Motorcycle Blog can be found on several Best Motorcycle Blog lists.

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3 Responses

  1. Crud says:

    Don’t forget to blog about how stinky it was in the visitor’s center 🙂

  2. novos says:

    I want to see this blunder of a postcard… that’s just amazing 😀

  1. July 26, 2010

    […] skip and a jump from a 3 story outhouse, a giant butterfly sculpture and down the road a piece from Rumford’s Paul Bunyan Muffler Man is the World’s Largest Telephone. It is a 14 foot tall statue of a hand-cranked candlestick […]

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