Vandals Paint Chief Logan Statue At W.V. Park

LOGAN, W.V. (AP) - The Chief Logan State Park Foundation is researching how to restore a statue of the park's namesake that was defaced by vandals.

Foundation member Frankie Esposito tells the Logan Banner that vandals spray-painted the 6-foot marble statue of Chief John Logan during the Labor Day weekend. Bathrooms and signs also were spray-painted.

Vandals struck again two to three weeks later and put more paint on the statue. Esposito suspects the same group is responsible for both incidents because the paint color was the same purple and blue.

He says the foundation is researching to see whether the paint can be stripped or sandblasted.

Logan was born in 1725 in Pennsylvania and became chief of the Cayuga tribe, also known as the Mingo tribe. Logan County is named for him.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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