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Originally published Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:50 AM

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Oregon’s Humpty Dumpty tourist attraction takes a great fall

Statue falls apart at Enchanted Forest along I-5 near Salem.


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SALEM, Ore. — 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.

Sculptor Roger Tofte tells the Salem Statesman Journal (stjr.nl/1mDcaL5) 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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