R.A. Miller from Gainesville, Georgia, worked on a farm, in a mill, and was a Free Will Baptist minister. Once he retired, he covered the hillside beside his house with whirligigs that incorporated fanciful animals, devils, angels, and other characters. "Blow Oscar," an Uncle Sam-like figure, was named for a cousin, Oscar, who drove past each day and blew his horn. Miller died in 2006.