"JUMBO" - St.Thomas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Cargoman
N 42° 47.060 W 081° 10.723
17T E 485382 N 4736881
Quick Description: Ontario Historical Plaque describing the demise of Jumbo The Elephant.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/25/2008 9:15:30 AM
Waymark Code: WM41WH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member The Blue Quasar
Views: 40

Long Description:
Near this site on September 15, 1885, one of the best known and most beloved animals met an untimely death when he was struck by a railway locomotive. Jumbo, the 5900 kg African elephant, had been brought to North America in 1882 from the London Zoo where for seventeen years thousands had been fascinated by the mammoth creature. His purchase for £2,000 by the American, P.T. Barnum, raised a nation-wide outcry in Britain and daily reports of his trip across the Atlantic were carried in the British press. From 1882 to 1885 the majestic animal, reputedly born in 1861 and nearly 3.3 m tall, was one of the foremost attractions of the Barnum and Bailey Circus.
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There is a statue/monument of Jumbo located at 65 Fingal Road, at the following co-ordinates:

N 42° 46.740 W 081° 12.498
Address or location of plaque: On the west side of Woodworth Avenue just north of the railway tracks

Physical location of plaque: City

"Ontario Plaques" Website for this "Plaque": [Web Link]

Description of any physical remains at site of "Historical Plaque": There are no remains at this site.

This 'Plaque' describes: An 'Event'

Condition of sign: Good

Is this a bilingual sign?: No !

A web-site for more details.: Not listed

What is the second/third language?: Not listed

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