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"Grants Pass aka "The Gap""
When at university many decades ago, two friends of mine from Grants Pass always referred to their home town as "The Gap." And it's true when you arrive on I-5 from the North you can see the gap in the mountains to the south. However, it isn't a real pass as the main highways branch off to the East and then south to California and to the West and South to the Northern California Coast.
Grants Pass is and always will be a blue collar mill town, thriving on the the wood products industry. However, it is increasingly popular as a recreation headquarters. Within short drives are Rogue River rafting and jet boat rides plus game fishing, and hiking. Crater Lake National Park is a few hours away as is the little known Oregon Caves National Monument to the Southwest. Also, a few miles down the road a bit of culture at Ashland where the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has a large repertory company presenting indoor and outdoor drama nine months a year.
"Grants Pass Websites"
For Grants Pass Weather Click Here:Yahoo
For a Map of Grants Pass Click Here:Yahoo
For Visitor Information Click Here:Yahoo
"The Grants Pass Caveman"
Oh yes, local citizens of Grants Pass used to dress up in furs and skins and parade all over the state in local celebrations advertising their city. Nowadays all that remains of this tradition is a firberglass statue at one entrance to the city. Most citizens are a bit embarrassed by this history but yet it hangs on. Even the local high school teams are called "Cavemen/women.
Visit the Caveman Website:Yahoo