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Pinky
Marquette, IA
Ellie
Cookeville, TN
Pink Elephant
Inverness, FL

Pinky was installed in 1963 in front of the Pink Elephant Supper Club in Marquette. This was the first built of these pink elephant statues. They were produced by Sculptured Advertising in Sparta, WI. The Marquette elephant never had the glasses or held a martini. The statue is now owned by the City and installed next to the Isle of Capri Casino. These For more, see this website. [map]

Ellie stood in front of the H2O Zone, a sporting goods store, when these photos were taken in 2008. She had a painted-on bikini and water skis. By 2014, the H2O Zone was gone and the Hair Lounge occupied the building behind the statue. Her bikini had been painted over and her skis were gone. She still wears the sunglasses. [map]

The Elephant in Inverness is located at Bobby Clark's Citrus RV Sales & Service. Apparently, this elephant previously wore glasses. [map]

There are many elephants identical to these including this group at the Jim Hipp Nursery.

Pink Elephant
DeForest, WI
Pink Elephant
Nashville, TN
The Elephant in DeForest, aka "Pinkie", stands at a Citgo station. In the late 1970s, this was an ARCO station - one of several ARCO stations in the area with pink elephant statues. This is the last one left. For more, see this website. [map]

The Elephant in Nashville stands on a trailer in front of University Motors. [map]

Elephant
Fenton, MO
Pink Elephant [gone]
Princeton, IN
Elephants
Farmington, MO
This Elephant in Fenton is all that remains of the Pink Elephant Batting Cage & Mini Golf. It has been repainted since this 2010 photo. [map]

The Elephant in Princeton was located at the Castle Car Wash where there were many other fiberglass statues including these. This photo is from 2010. By 2011, the business had closed and these statues were removed.

The Elephants in Farmington are installed at Blackwell Motors. There is also a Chicken Car and a Bull statue located here as well. [map]

Elephants
Livingston, IL
These Elephants are located at the Pink Elephant Antique Mall. There is one giant pink elephant and two partial elephants installed on the building. The other partial elephant not shown above stands next to the Beach Guy statue. The large elephant and the Beach Guy were both moved here in 2006 from Benld, IL. I don't know where the smaller elephants came from. [map]

Pink Elephant
Fortville, IN
Pink Elephant
Clarksville, TN
The Elephant in Fortville stood on a trailer in front of Wagon Wheel Liquor when these photos were taken in 2006. The statue is still there but the business is now known as Elite Beverages. These statues are often installed on trailers to get around local zoning laws. For more, see this website. [map]

This Elephant in Clarksville stands on a trailer in front of First Security Self Storage. [map]

Pink Elephant
Cross Plains, TN
This Elephant stood in front of Red River Antique Mall which had been closed for many years. The elephant's martini glass contains an olive. The first row of photos is from 2007. By 2009, his glasses were missing. The second row of photos is from 2010. By 2013, the elephant and martini glass had been repainted pink. It appears that a new antique store was moving in. There was also an Indian statue located here. That statue was restored and moved across the street. [map]

Elephant
Somerset, PA
Elephants
Hardeesville, SC
This Elephant in Somerset was installed at Laurel Arts in 2009. The statue has since been moved to the Eat 'n Park restaurant parking lot.

This pair of Elephants in Hardeeville are called Big Al and Lizzie. They stand in front of Papa Joe's Fireworks. They were originally purchased at a flea market. [map]

Pink Elephant
Las Vegas, NV
Pink Elephant [gone]
Clarksville, TN
This Elephant statue in Las Vegas stands in front of the Diamond Inn, formerly known as the Desert Isle Motel. The motel opened in the 1940s. This statue was added in the 1950s. According to one source, the statue originally had a sound box which made a trumpeting sound. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Elephant statue in Clarksville was a design I hadn't seen before. It stood in front of the Top Dollar Pawn Shop when this photo was taken in 2007. By 2014, the statue was gone.

Pink Elephant
Barboursville, WV
Pink Elephant
[gone]
Madison, TN
Pink Elephant
Owego, NY
Grey Elephant
Portland, NY
The Elephant in Barboursville was moved here from Michigan around 1970 by the owner of a gift shop. The store is gone but the elephant remains. It is considered a landmark by local residents. [map]

The Elephant in Madison was located at the Carnival Kia of Rivergate car dealership. This photo is from 2010. By 2013, the statue had been sold and moved to Miami, FL somewhere.

The Elephant in Owego is located at the front of an unidentified mini golf course next to Metro's Restaurant. [map]

The Elephant in Portland is installed in front of the 21 Brix Winery. When this photo was taken in 2010, the elephant had wine barrels strapped to its sides. By 2013, the barrels were removed and the elephant was painted pink. Before moving to the winery, this elephant was located at Olde Chautauqua Farm's in Portland where held cherries in his trunk. [map]

Spotted Elephant [gone]
Oxford, AL
Yellow Elephant [gone]
Anniston, AL
This Spotted Elephant advertised for a Yello Wireless store. I believe the yellow and brown patterning was meant to resemble a giraffe. This photo is from 2007. The store closed in 2010 and I believe the statue is gone now.

This Yellow Elephant, aka "Ellie", advertised for another Yello Wireless store located behind her when the photo at left was taken in 2007. However, in 2010 (right photo), the store was vacant and her sign was removed. The statue was for sale. This elephant was previously painted yellow and brown like the one on the left when this store was a Bama Cellular. This elephant was also painted with stripes like a zebra and an American flag. The statue was gone by 2014. Another yellow elephant appeared in 2008 at a Sprint store in Anniston. It is also gone now.

Elephant
Dillon, SC
Elephant
Kinston, NC
Elephant
Beverly, OH
This Elephant in Dillon is located at South of the Border which has numerous other animal statues including gorillas, giraffes, chickens, and zebras.

The Elephant in Kinston is installed inside the Neuseway Nature Park.

The Elephant in Beverly is inexplicably located in front of a laundromat. Does anyone know its history? [map]

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