The Tucson Man is a lumberjack that greets travelers as they whiz
by. Despite the large axe, he looks like a cordial sort.
Prescott Valley, AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Look familiar? No, it's not June, it's Big Johnson from Prescott
Valley, AZ! This cowboy appears to be in great shape as he towers over
stuff from a weekend sale.
Indoors at NAU
Arizona Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Heading a bit eastward, Arizona is home to quite a few classic roadside
men. In fact, Northern Arizona University is home to not one, but
two of the Lumberjack variety.
Outdoors at NAU Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
One of the 'jacks stands guard over the football field and the other
is located right outside the arena.
Flagstaff, AZ Postcard courtesy Jodey Elsner
In the beautiful town of Flagstaff, AZ, the Lumberjack Cafe Man used to stand guard making sure there were no "dine and dashers"
looking to get off with a free meal. But alas, the Lumberjack Cafe and
the Lumberjack Cafe Man are no longer there.
Yuma, AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Now this resident of Yuma, Arizona sports a smaller frame and a unique
face. Don't want to call him paper mache' man so we'll just call him the
Yuma Man. Mr. Yuma Man stands tall near a target off the main drag.
Buckeye, AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
Here's the Hobo Joe statue, located in Buckeye, AZ.
This statue is similar to the type that used to grace the restaurant chain
of the same name.
Phoenix, AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
This lumberjacks stands in the yard of the Lumberjack Products in Phoenix, AZ. This guy was in pretty good shape with a good paint job
a few years ago.
Picacho Peak Trading Post (Gone)
Picacho Peak, AZ Photo by RoadsidePeek.com
This roadside statue greets visitors to the Picacho Peak Trading Post. This place is a can't miss sight off the I-10 and worth a stop on a trip to or from Tucson. Or at least it used to be. Unfortunately, the trading post burned down back in 2002 with the friendly greeter melting in the blaze. 02-10
(Far left) The former Picacho trading post Indian before the blaze