Humpty Dumpty to be rebuilt after great fall in Oregon

Roger Tofte, the creator and owner of the

Roger Tofte, the creator and owner of the Enchanted Forest theme park in Turner, Ore., sits Wednesday, July 9, 2014, in front of the rebuilt wall on which Humpty Dumpty will sit. A 40-year-old Humpty Dumpty took a great fall earlier this month at the theme park. (Credit: AP / Statesman Journal, Thomas Patterson)

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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 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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