Fall too great; Humpty Dumpty to be replaced

Fall too great; Humpty Dumpty to be replaced

Fall too great; Humpty Dumpty to be replaced

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by Associated Press

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Posted on July 10, 2014 at 1:16 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 10 at 1:17 PM

SALEM -- The nursery rhyme proved right: Humpty Dumpty couldn't be put together again.

But the owner of an Oregon tourist attraction vows to build Humpty anew.

Last weekend, two men planning a photograph jumped on the wall where the statue of rebar, cement, sand and plaster had sat for 40 years.

And, you know how it goes: Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.

More: Humpty Dumpty has a great fall at Enchanted Forest

Sculptor Roger Tofte tells the Salem Statesman Journal Humpty was in too many pieces to fix, but the two men offered to pay for a new one. He says it will take a month to build.

The 84-year-old Tofte has been running the Enchanted Forest along Interstate 5 south of Salem since 1971. It's 20 acres of rides and sculptures based on fairy tales and nursery rhymes.

 

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