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International Fiberglass Mortimer Snerd Statues

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This Mortimer Snerd statue was a essentially a Paul Bunyan statue with an entirely different head. It is believed that these statues were first produced around 1967. The statues are a little over 21 feet tall. I believe all or most of these statues were sold with straw hats. The ball cap may have been an option. I believe the pants came with hand-painted patches. It is not known why these statues were named after Mortimer Snerd rather than Alfred E. Neuman whose face is a much closer likeness. This photo is from International Fiberglass marketing materials [thanks Terry Nelson]. It is not known how many of these statues were produced. There are only 11 known to still exist.

Mortimer Snerd
Flint, MI (now Hayward, CA)
This Mortimer Snerd statue stood in the parking lot of the Dort Mall when these photos were taken in 2011. This statue was originally located in Kansas City, MO. While it was there in the 1980s, the statue was painted with a Hawaiian shirt. It then disappeared in the 1990s. While in Flint, the statue was nicknamed "Howdy Doody." Bob Perani owned the statue and the Dort Mall which had a collection of his signs and other items inside. Perani passed away in 2012. In 2014, the statue was sold and moved to Bell Plastics in Hayward, CA. For more, see this website. [map]

Mortimer Snerd [gone]
Lake Ozark, MO
This Mortimer Snerd statue stands in front of the Dogpatch gift shop. He originally installed in the 1960s to promote Mortimer Snerd Golf. The statue held a mini golf club in his left hand. This is the only Mortimer Snerd known to have been produced with the right arm raised in the Indian model salute. This statue is directly across the street from an International Fiberglass Indian statue. Both statues have been here many years. The Mortimer Snerd statue was removed in 2013 for restoration. It was disassembled and remains in storage as of 2016. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2.

Paul Bunyan
Jackson, NJ
Mortimer Snerd
Jackson, NJ
This Paul Bunyan head is only displayed around Halloween to promote the Dracula's Domain haunted house and Haunted Hayrides. The body is made of wood covered with a black tarp. This photo is from around 2001.

The body for this statue is actually used for the Mortimer Snerd statue which is displayed year-round at the same place. The owner bought the Paul Bunyan statue and two Mortimer Snerd heads around 1981. They were originally located at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City, NJ. The owner liked the Snerd head better and switched it with the head on the statue. The second Snerd head is located on the paintball area on top of a tall pipe. In 2004, the statue was taken down for restoration. It was reinstalled in 2006. These photos are from 2012. For more, see these websites: 1, 2, and 3. [map]

Mortimer Snerds & Paul Bunyan
Seaside Heights, NJ

2001:

2007:
2007 & 2012:
The top row of photos of the Mortimer Snerd and Paul Bunyan statues were taken in a driving snowstorm around 2001. They were located on the Seaside Heights Boardwalk. One of the Mortimer Snerd statues wore a straw hat and held an axe. The other statue wore a ball cap and had painted-on suspenders. Both the ball cap and straw hat were standard International Fiberglass stock accessories.

In 2002, the Paul Bunyan was severely damaged in a storm. That statue was put in storage. By 2007, there was only one statue on display. The Mortimer Snerd with suspenders and ball cap was installed at a mini golf above the Boardwalk next to the pier. In the middle photo, the statue was freshly painted for the coming season and in a prone position on the pier.

This Mortimer Snerd statue survived Hurricane Sandy in 2012 and is still located next to the Pier which was reconstructed. The long-missing Mortimer Snerd with the straw hat and the Paul Bunyan were seen in a parking lot storage area. The Bunyan may reappear one day in Seaside Heights or elsewhere. The Mortimer Snerd with the straw hat is now located at Arnold's Family Fun Center in Oaks, PA. For more, see this website.

Mortimer Snerd
Winslow, NJ
Mortimer Snerd
Lake George, NY
This Mortimer Snerd statue in Winslow was located at Tom's Steaks in Edgewater Park, NJ by the early 1970s. The restaurant closed and was about to be demolished in the mid-1980s. The statue was purchased by Ray Giannascoli and moved to his drive-in. Ray named the statue Mr. Bill and renamed his drive-in Mr. Bill's. The statue is held in place with steel pipes running from his legs into the ground and guide wires set in concrete. These photos are from 2009. In 2016, the statue was repainted. [map]

This Mortimer Snerd statue in Lake George is located at Magic Forest. This statue was previously installed at the Danbury Fair in Danbury, CT. After the Fair closed in 1981, this statue and several others were acquired by Magic Forest. The statue's beard is painted on and the hat was apparently produced for him at Magic Forest. This photo is from 2005. By 2014, the axe had fallen from his hands and was hidden nearby. For more, see this website.

Mortimer Snerd
North Central Expressway
Dallas, TX
Mortimer Snerd
Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX
Ken's Muffler & Brake features Mortimer Snerd statues at both of its locations. [North Central Expwy map]; [Northwest Hwy map]

Mortimer Snerd
Beaumont, TX
The Mortimer Snerd statue in Beaumont stands in front of another Ken's Muffler & Brake location. He was repainted around 2007. For more, see this website. [map]

More Mortimer Snerd Statues:
Madison, OH (now private collection in Illinois): 1, 2

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