Who is this old man?

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By Chuck Woodbury
ROADSIDE JOURNAL

I photographed this old man in Quartzsite, Ariz. But as you have probably figured out, he’s not real. He’s a weathered mannequin. But I like his face and his eyes. When you stand right next to him and look into his eyes, it’s kind of spooky because you swear he is looking right back at you.

I wonder if this mannequin man was modeled after a real person. My guess is yes.

If you know who he is or was, please let me know. And if, by any chance, you happen to be that person, please contact me or send me your photo. I won’t hold my breath, but I thought I should at least ask.

He’s pretty interesting looking, isn’t he?


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Jeff Becker
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Leaving for Alaska in early June from SW Florida.
We have a 23’ class B Coach House.
What is most interesting yet efficient route from
Ft Myers to Anchorage Ak?

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Booneyrat

Lived in Alaska for 12 years in the 80’s and 90’s.Made many trips on the ALCAN highway..my favorite road was the Yellowhead Highway in Canada..then the Cassiar to just West of Watson Lake.In those days the road was rough..but the Canadians have since rebuilt most of the road.I suggest a trip to Homer,Alaska…good roads and my old VFW in Anchor Point has a decent campground…it’s cheaper too.

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Hey, Booneyrat. My sons and I drove to Skagway in the early ’90s in our ’75 Suburban (8.5 mpg!) — partially on the Cassiar. I remember about 200 miles of “gravel” road — with the “gravel” being about 2″ diameter! But a wonderful trip! 😀 —Diane (aka Mountain Mama) at RVtravel.com

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Tom Gutzke

I’m thinking maybe I-75 north to I-24, west to I-65, and then wast at Indianapolis to I-39 north. Join up with I-94 at Madison, WI and continue west to Fargo, ND. Turn north to Winnipeg, then west on the trans-Canada. Split off towards Dawson Creek and hook up to the Alaska Highway [formerly the Al-Can]. We took it to west of White Horse and turned north a little farther down the road to Dawson City where the Gold Rush started. Crossed the Yukon River on a “barge” and went to Chicken, Alaska. [Very interesting stop] Continued on to the Alaska… Read more »

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Tommy Molnar

A friend of the “Naked Bookseller”?

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😀 —Diane at RVtravel.com

Jeff
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Jeff

He’s the First RVer! He looks like a Malcom or maybe a Barnie!