Monday, August 9, 2010

Jumbo Lives!!!

We have jumbo jets, jumbo paper towels and once again, Jumbo the elephant.
St. Thomas's favourite tourist attraction was unveiled today after months of being
protected by tarps and a handknitted 50 foot scarf.

Reconconstruction, and resculpting by local artist, Peter Robson, took another few months, but now Jumbo looks as good as new.

The crowds came out to show their appreciation ...
...and perhaps to apologize to the big old guy.

Barnum and Bailey's most famous elephant met his demise on the railroad tracks in our fair city on September 15, 1885.

It will soon be 125 years.

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