No move for Grants Pass Caveman statue

No move for Grants Pass Caveman statue

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Associated Press

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Updated Friday, Mar 8 at 11:14 AM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A 25-foot statue named the Caveman will continue to greet visitors to Grants Pass.

The Cavemen, a pelt-wearing group formed in the 1920s to boost tourism, voted this week to keep the statue at the Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center near Interstate 5 instead of moving it to Grants Pass High School.

The club considered relinquishing the statue because it's down to only a few members and lacks the money for upkeep. The high school was a natural fit because its athletic teams are nicknamed the Cavemen.

But news of the potential move stirred some old Cavemen from dormancy. Club member Carl Rhodes told the Grants Pass Daily Courier (http://is.gd/er5uKB ) that some voters hadn't been to meeting in decades.

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Information from: Daily Courier, http://www.thedailycourier.com

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