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City Unofficially Moves Toward Replacing Iconic Sign

Grants Pass city officials have decided to replace rather than renovate the historic 'Redwood Empire' sign where 6th Street meets the Rogue River.

Posted: Thu Jun 21 18:20:57 PDT 2018
Updated: Thu Jun 21 18:20:57 PDT 2018

Speech to Text for City Unofficially Moves Toward Replacing Iconic Sign

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members tell me even with that unofficial decision they are still holding out hope that the historic sign they love will be fixed up rather than torn down." "it's history, it's been here, it's a landmark, you know, replacing it. nothing is set in stone.. but here's an idea of what a new sign could look like. older says this one is fine the way it is and may just need a facelift. "the city says it's not restorable, but i've been restoring classic cars for a very long time and i've seen a lot worse stuff restored than this." if the city does decide to build a whole new sign, it'll need to add some historical context along with it. that could be pictures of the sign over the years to show people its journey. "the sign has been in various forms throughout the years and a couple of locations." parks and community development director lora glover says if the council does approve a new sign, she'd like to make sure the old one doesn't go to waste. and she says a spot in riverside park might be the perfect option. "that might be a nice area to have a kiosk or interpretive panel that discusses the history of the redwood empire." older's wife nicholle says she'd like to see it stay put. "just restore it and make it look how it used to." in grants pass, emma balkenbush, newswatch 12. before anything happens to
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