S. Ore. town may move Caveman symbol

S. Ore. town may move Caveman symbol

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by Associated Press

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Posted on February 28, 2013 at 2:41 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. -- A well-known Southern Oregon tourism symbol may be moving.

The Caveman is a 25-foot fiberglass statue near the Chamber of Commerce in Grants Pass that's been part of the town's tourism campaign -- playing on the nearby Oregon Caves National Monument.

But a pelt-wearing group known as the Cavemen formed decades ago to boost tourism owns the statue. And the Cavemen are down to three members and about $1,200 in the bank.

The Grants Pass Daily Courier reports that one of the remaining members says the statue needs a paint job that'll cost $800.

He proposes to move the statue to the high school. A school board member says that's a good idea, because the athletic teams are known as the Cavemen.


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