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21 Roadside Statues

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Caveman Statue: Grants Pass, Oregon
The Caveman Statue represents the club that used to meet in the cave system near Grants Pass, Oregon.
The Caveman Statue represents the club that used to meet in the cave system near Grants Pass, Oregon.
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In 1874, a hunte­r discovered a cave system near Grants Pass, Oregon. The men in the community eventually used it as the launching pad for an Elks-like club named the Cavemen.

After a secret subterranean ceremony in 1922, the group dressed in skins and marched in local parades.

The club isn't as visible today, but members left a lasting mark on the town in 1971 in the form of an 18-foot fiberglass Neanderthal who welcomes visitors.

The statue detailed on the next page will provide a bit of Chinese history.


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