Jack Dempsey Statue and Museum
In the 1920s Jack Dempsey was the Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World. He lived in many places, but spent at least a few childhood years in Manassa. His nickname, "The Manassa Mauler," cemented the relationship.
The town moved his tiny boyhood cabin to the town park in the 1960s and turned it into a mini-museum. Its hours grew increasingly spotty as Dempsey's fans aged, so the town erected a statue of Dempsey -- in a fight pose -- next to it in 1999 so that visitors would always have something to see. It's dedicated to Dempsey's mother, because he didn't like his dad.