Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Sells-Floto Circus Elephant Runaway.

The Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History has a great series of photo's relation the the Sells Floto elephant runaway in Cranbrook BC. Type circus in the search box to be taken to the photo collection.

Columbia Basin Institute of Regional History


Nelson, B.C., Aug. 3 – Five elephants of the Sells-Floto circus went on the rampage on Friday, when being unloaded from the circus cars at Cranbrook. One man, a boss elephant trainer, was injured. He sustained several broken ribs. The animals, frightened by the barking of a dog, took to the woods beyond the cemetery. Up till Saturday the animals were still missing. They are the same ones that went on a stampede at Edmonton. Trainers declare the high altitude has affected them.

"I suppose "high altitude" is as good of a patch as any."

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