GRANTS PASS, OREGON
TALES OF THE ROGUE RIVER
Look closely at the left leg of the Rogue, Bear,(your left), and then see the close-up in the picture to the right.  Perfect fit...eh?
LAUGHING CLAM...FISH AND CHIPS
HOW MANY TIMES DOES DICK APPEAR IN THE PICTUJRE?
HOW THE BEARS OF GRANTS PASS CAME TO BE BORN

A Vice-President of Evergreen  Bank decided that the bank could enhance its logo (the bear) decorate the city of Grants Pass and support the arts while raising money for local worthy causes. 

He presented his plan: business who participated would purchase a fiber-glass BEAR for $1,000.  Then the business would commission an artist to paint whatever they wanted on the bear "skin."   The BEARS were then bolted down in their spots in front of businesses, and are "on parade" until September 27th when each bear will be auctioned off and the proceeds will benefit 21 area non-profit organizations.

So the  BEARS that you have seen so far, are among those on the Streets of Grants Pass.   And there are a few more yet to be seen.  While there were 21 Bears located in various parts of the city, I photographed only about a third of them.
SISTER CITY BEAR
URSUS OCEANUS
CELEST L. BEAR
The FIRST and ONLY only BEAR in the world to be illuminated with fiber optics arranged inside the BEAR so as to show both color and transformation. . 
CLICK HERE TO SEE CELEST L. BEAR TRANSMIT CHANGES IN THE UNIVERSE.
CARMEN BEARANDA
She seems to be everyone's favorite.
CARMEN BEARANDA SITS IN FRONT OF OUR MOTEL, THE RIVERVIEW INN, OVERLOOKING THE ROGUE RIVER.
RETURN TO FULL TRAVEL DIRECTORY
TO CONTINUE DOWN THE ROGUE RIVER TO HELLGATE CANYON.....CLICK HERE
RETURN TO INDEX
SEVEN FEATHERS INDIAN GAMING CASINO, ROSEBURG,OREGON.   I LOST $180;  LINDA WON $500
GOOD, OLD TIME BARBERSHOPS; JUST WHAT DO THEY MEAN BY MASSAGE? 
ONLY PHILO KNOWS WHAT IT MEANS
TOO MUCH MASSAGE CAN LEAD TO FOUR OF A KIND.
READ ABOUT THE CONSEQUENCES BY BUYING NEWS FROM BLIND GEORGE.
TALK IT OVER AT THE SODA SHOP
NOTICE THOSE HAMILTON-BEACH MIXERS.  FLAVORABLE GOSSIP!
Yankee Pot Roast serves one of the best meals I have eaten in all my life.  It is located in an old Victorian home built by Dr. William and Wanda Flanagan.  Flanagan was the first doctor in Grants Pass, and after his death, his wife continued to live in and maintain the home.  It is one of only two brick homes left that were standing in 1910 and was placed on the National Historical Register in 1985.   All the servers are dressed in Victorian gowns.  The dining room is elegantly lighted and the food is just exquisite, one of its best features being the incredible, large biscuits that are
FRESHLY  baked  for each customer and delivered still oven-hot to the table.    It alone is a reason to visit Grants Pass.
BISCUIT DOUGH AS YOU CHECK IN
FRESH FROM THE OVEN TO YOUR TABLE AND IT IS LARGE!
IF YOU CAN FOLLOW THIS MAZE TO ASCEND THE RIVER, THEN YOU KNOW THAT THE SALMON CAN TOO.  THERE ARE RESTING POOLS AFTER EACH "STAIRSTEP."
LINDA IN FRONT OF SAVAGE RAPIDS DAM, ON THE ROGUE.   DICK ON THE ROGUE, CAREFULLY PROTECTED FROM THE SUN.
CLARK GABLE AND CAROL LOMBARD VACATIONED HERE.  GABLE LIKED THE FISHING, THE PRIVACY AND THE BEAUTY ....  OF THE ROGUE RIVER. 
ROGUE RIVER, FROM OUR BALCONY