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Foam replica of Stonehenge needs new home

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NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (AP) - "Foamhenge," a life-sized plastic foam replica of England's famous Stonehenge monument, needs a new home more than a decade after it was installed in Rockbridge County as an April Fool's Day stunt.

News outlets report that artist Mark Cline must move the monument before Aug. 1 because Foamhenge sits on property that will become part of the new Natural Bridge State Park.

The life-sized replica of Stonehenge, the configuration of huge, upright stones in Wiltshire, England, has served as a local tourist landmark since it was unveiled 12 years ago.

Cline says he built the free attraction to entice travelers off the road and has been impressed with its enduring popularity. He wants to give away the replica to someone who is prepared to welcome a constant flow of curious visitors.

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