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Elephant, Mammoth & Mastodon Statues (page 2)

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Elephant
Dillon, SC
Elephant
Kinston, NC
Elephant [gone]
Beverly, OH
This Elephant in Dillon is located at South of the Border which has numerous other animal statues including at least one other elephant, gorillas, giraffes, chickens, lions, zebras, etc. [map1], [map2]

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

The Elephant in Beverly was inexplicably located in front of a laundromat. Does anyone know its history? These photos are from 2009. By 2016, the statue was gone but the pedestal was still there.

Mister Ed's Elephant Museum
Orrtanna, PA
Mister Ed's Elephant Museum opened in 1975 with Ed Gotwalt's elephant-related collection. In addition to the elephant museum, there are peanuts, candy and gifts for sale. A full-sized elephant statue, "Commander Robert Eli", sprays water from his trunk into a pond. Another elephant statue, "Miss Ellie Phant", talks, blinks her eyes, and moves her ears. In 2010, a fire destroyed the museum. However, it was rebuilt and reopened in 2011. These two outdoor statues were not affected by the fire. Two new elephant statues have have been added. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Elephant
Austin, TX
Elephant [gone]
Norfolk, VA
Elephant
Natural Bridge, VA
Elephant House
Toronto, ON
This Elephant in Austin is located in front of a strip mall which includes a children's dentist and a veterinary office. It was installed around 2017. [map]

This Elephant in Norfolk stood in front of PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, headquarters when this photo was taken in 2009. The statue depicts a shackled baby elephant. It was created to protest the treatment of circus elephants. I believe the statue is from 2002. The statue is moved around the country to various cities. In 2013, it was on display in Washington, DC.

This Elephant in Natural Bridge stands in front of the Natural Bridge Zoo. The statue was created in 1987 by Mark Cline who lives nearby. For more, see this website. [map]

The Elephant House is nicknamed for the white elephant which stands on its front lawn. The statue was created in 1999 by Matt Donovan. It has been at this location since 2003. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

White Elephant Surplus Store
Spokane, WA
White Elephant Surplus Store [gone]
Spokane Valley, WA
2008: 2016:
The White Elephant Surplus Store has two locations. The original location opened in Spokane in 1946. It features an elephant statue on the roof and a coin-operated, ride-able elephant in front of the store. [map]

The Spokane Valley location opened in 1976. It featured a larger elephant statue on the roof. It was restored in 2009. At that time, the elephant's trunk was repositioned to hold a ball. By 2017, the statue was gone. In 2018, I spoke with the owner who said they were having a new statue built.

Pink Elephant [gone]
Brandon, FL
Elephant
Huntington Park, CA
Elephants
Marshalltown, IA
The Pink Elephant in Brandon stood in a vacant lot next to a George Washington statue when this photo was taken in 2009. Sometime after 2012, the camel was repainted purple and Washington's clothes were painted yellow. The pink elephant was also repainted. The statues were installed around 1974 when the Shelton's plant nursery was here. The elephant statue was originally painted grey. In 2004, the nursery closed and demolished but these statues remained. In 2013, the statues were sold to a man in Tampa, FL. They will be displayed in his yard next to a river. For more, see this website.

The Elephant in Huntington Park is located at Pilgrim Fence. [map]

The Elephants and alligator statues in Marshalltown are installed in a fountain in front of First Rate Real Estate. [map]

Aurora Flower Shop
Seattle, WA
2008: 2015:
This elephant statue was built around 1932 for the Braida & Co. tile store. In 1946, the elephant was sold and moved to the Aurora Flower Shop. The flower shop closed in 2004. In 2007, Aurora Rents moved in to the building. The statue was restored in 2009. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

Tommy
West Yarmouth, MA
Tommy, a concrete elephant statue, was created by T.J. Neil around 1979. The statue is about ten feet tall and has a trunk in the shape of Cape Cod. It is installed next to India Fashion. [map]

Rocky's Liquor Mart [gone]
Wildwood, NJ
Pink Elephant
Simi Valley, CA
This pink elephant was installed on the roof of Rocky's Liquor Mart. It may have come from a mini golf in Pennsylvania. There was a twin statue which was located on the Wildwood Fun Pier. That one is now in a private collection. These two statues obviously came from the same mold and originally had ears and tusks. These photos of the Rocky's statue are from 2012. It was still there in 2017 but by 2018 it had blown over onto its side and was no longer visible from the street below. In 2019, it was donated to the Wildwood Historical Society. There are plans to restore the statue and display it at the George F. Boyer Museum sometime in the future.

The Pink Elephant in Simi Valley is installed on a pole in a residential neighborhood. It was created by Chris Budzin who has produced several flying pigs. [map]

Pink Elephant [gone]
Tucson, AZ
Elephant
Novato, CA
Elephant
Riverside, CA
Elephant [gone]
Oak Harbor, WA
This Pink Elephant was installed in front of the Treasure Chest used furniture store. This photo is from 2012. By 2015, the store had closed and this statue was gone. The business used to be known as the Pink Elephant. There was also a larger elephant statue there then.

The Elephant in Novato is installed on the roof of the Dollhouses, Trains & More store. The statue has been there since at least 2011. He was temporarily removed in 2018 during roof repairs and reinstalled. [map]

This Elephant statue in Riverside is located next to the Big Top Restaurant at the Castle Park amusement park.

The Elephant statue was made of rebar and fiberglass. It was originally located at a business in Greenbank, WA that sold statues of animals and people. When the store closed, the elephant was moved to Freeland, WA and later to Whidbey Island. In 2013, it was moved to Dugualla Bay Farms in Oak Harbor. The tusks were broken off from children hanging from them. These photos are from 2015. It was gone later that year.

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