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Should the Metolius train be destroyed or preserved?
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1102 Votes

Should the Metolius train be destroyed or preserved?

Destroyed !

38

Preserved !

3

Destroyed !

38 Comments
Jason Hanson
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Jason Hanson

Burn it along with the people who put it there.

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Shana Whalen
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Shana Whalen

I am deeply saddened to hear the city official suggest that the victim simply drive a different way home so she won’t have to see the train. Seriously!?

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LeeAnn Clark
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LeeAnn Clark

Destroy...no need to have this specific train to promote your history. Also, the city council person that was interviewed for this piece needs to be replaced. No room for closed mindedness in politics

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P Robbins
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P Robbins

This particular train is not a symbol of the railroad, it is a symbol of a sexual predator. While they're at it, maybe Metolius could mount a Confederate battle flag on the train.

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Leslie Ann
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Leslie Ann

How dare they keep that train. There are other ways to honor the city's past.

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Rod Blower
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Rod Blower

There is no reason for the city to display a train built by a child abuser

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Christine Young
Christine Young

Not only is the builder gross, that train is friggin ugly! Can’t Metolius do better? Get a few kindergartners to build one. It will be much better and without disgusting history.

Lynn Huntley
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Lynn Huntley

Have someone else build another, different train to display and keep everyone happy,

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Heather Jones
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Heather Jones

If you knew the history, you would know this is no “monument”, it’s a symbol of child abuse and should absolutely be destroyed.

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Alexandra Martinez
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Alexandra Martinez

This train represents child sex abuse!! Absolutely disgusted by Metolius City Council for still choosing to keep/display this knowing what it represents.

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Darlene Martin
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Darlene Martin

Why would anybody want to preserve something that was used in the abuse of young chikdren?

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Christine Young
Christine Young

Makes you wonder, doesn’t it.

Elizabeth Banderas
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Elizabeth Banderas

Because a man-made wood train that was built in Madras to be used as a sexual tool, has nothing to do with the history of Metolius.

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Nancy
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Nancy

The train should be destroyed. This man who made the train is a convicted sexual predator and his train should go to the dump. Please listen to this young lady, her life matters!

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Christine Young
Christine Young

Thank you! Well said!

Jordan Williams
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Jordan Williams

The aggrandizing of such memorabilia is disrespectful to survivors of sexual abuse, and women as a whole. And as a man and a father, I find it offensive.

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Dawn Betts
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Dawn Betts

The community all know the creator of the train is a convicted felon of child sexual abuse. No one, including the victim and her family, needs to see the train as a reminder.

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Steve Keszler
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Steve Keszler

No one that was convicted of such a horrible crime should be honored or recognized by having their work on display. ESPECIALLY when that work was part of the evidence in that case. It's traumatizing.

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Tiffany Hebard
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Tiffany Hebard

This was built by a man who did the most horrible crime to a child. Keeping this structure will not help the victims continue to go on with their lives

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Tao Potter
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Tao Potter

Metolius should honor their railway heritage and build a new train made with community support and representing history that isn’t tied to such heinous atrocities and not cling to it.

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Amanda Marie
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Amanda Marie

The trauma this train brings is more harmful than the history of how it came to be.

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Deena Perrine
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Deena Perrine

We will all bypass your city, the mayor and council need removed now. Someone needs to burn that train.

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Sussie Due
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Sussie Due

Why publicly honor a pervert?

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Ruth Howton Muhle Burman
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Ruth Howton Muhle Burman

How could anyone think it would be right to preserve it? How crazy! The man that built it is in prison - look at his record! And give this lovely young woman some peace!!!

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Tessa Bailey
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Tessa Bailey

I can’t believe this has come this far - really? If any of those Council members were victims and/or family members were victims they would be having a bomb fire disposal in front of City Hall!

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Jo Carbo
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Jo Carbo

DESTROY! It’s a symbol of sexual abuse and trauma!

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Tina Lamb Morgan
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Tina Lamb Morgan

If Dulaney needs to understand why a victim would be bothered by such an item, I am more than willing to explain it to him. The next statement he makes should be to say he is resigning.

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Marci Jones
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Marci Jones

destroy it.She told you at the City Hall meeting why she felt the way she did and what it did to her when she saw it Why would you even have the audacity to Tell Her to take a Different Route

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Tessa Bailey
Tessa Bailey

Exactly! How insensitive can someone be - so sad.

Tim Allen
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Tim Allen

Really? Do they really want to honor a pedophile? I guess I won't be going there again.

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Tim Allen
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Tim Allen

Do they really want a display honoring a pedophile? Guess I won't be going there anymore.

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Starla
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Starla

Why is keeping the train even being considered???

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k san
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k san

It's gone as it should be!!

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Christine Young
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Christine Young

A convicted pedophile should NEVER be celebrated in any way. The city council should be ASHAMED. Dulaney saying she could “just drive a different way” was DISGUSTING. Why would he say that? Curious.

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Preserved !

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Dave DuRette
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Dave DuRette

I'm sorry I voted for preserving the train. I didn't know the history and thought it was just another monument the left wanted destroyed. If I could change my vote I surely would.

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Tim Allen
Tim Allen

That's ok, the left is used to Republicans speaking of things they know nothing about

Steven Daniels
Steven Daniels

Way to keep abreast of the issues. Hence, drumpf is president.

Trent Pickett
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Trent Pickett

Keep the train. He was wrongly accused. He is my grand father. She is a liar and it was in her sister yard for a long time after he was sent way.

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Is mountain snow affecting your memorial holiday weekend?
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230 Votes

Is mountain snow affecting your memorial holiday weekend?

Yes, I have to change my plans.

0

No, my plans aren't affected.

5

Yes, I have to change my plans.

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No one has commented yet

No, my plans aren't affected.

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Gabe West
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Gabe West

I don't think many people will travel this year with high gas prices, thanks to biden

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Robert Northrup
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Robert Northrup

I doubt many people will travel this year. Products have increased 20% to 25% over last year.

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Ben Hargis
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Ben Hargis

No but when the first 90 degree day hits this SUMMER, I'll be super concerned about global warming again.

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Gabe West
Gabe West

The climate is always changing

Dianne Price
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Dianne Price

Staying home & BBQing!

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