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Grants Pass Caveman, Grants Pass

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At the north entrance of town an imposing representation of a primitive man has guarded the entrance to Grants Pass since 1971, when the town's "Caveman Club" erected him. The caveman is 17 feet tall, on a rock pedestal. He was created to celebrate a strange brand of town boosterism that started in 1922. Local businessmen don furs and animal skins, marching down Main Street in parades and attending functions brandishing their ceremonial spiky caveman clubs. The activity was originally started to promote caverns at nearby Cave Junction.

In 2004 the statue was torched by a couple of teenagers. The town rallied, repaired the statue, and had it back on its pedestal the following year.

In 2014 the statue received a full makeover by local artist Tami Richardson at a Apland’s Auto Body Shop.
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  • Outside of the fact that the caveman will probably remind you of someone you know, this little attraction is a fun diversion.  more »
  • The Grant’s Pass Caveman is kind of a replica of the way town boosters dress up in order to get attention to their town. It is a large statue located near the Visitor Center which by the way is not op...  more »

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