Elephant, Mammoth & Mastodon Statues (page 1)

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Marquette, IA
Cookeville, TN
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 Dave Oswald of DWO Fiberglass Co. in Sparta, WI. Oswald was originally an employee of FAST and later started his own company, DWO. In 1989, FAST bought DWO and Oswald continued working for them. The elephant in Marquette 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. 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]

Pink Elephant
Inverness, FL
2009: 2020:
The Elephant was located in Gainesville, GA until the early or mid-1990s when it was purchased and moved here to this used car lot. Originally, this elephant wore glasses. New glasses were installed around 2019. The elephant's eyes have bulbs and are lit at night. [map]

Pink Elephant
DeForest, WI
Pink Elephant
Nashville, TN
The Elephant in DeForest, aka "Pinkie", stands at a Shell gas 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. These photos are from 2011. In 2014, the statue was repainted. For more, see this website. [map]

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

Fenton, MO
Pink Elephant [gone]
Princeton, IN
Elephants [gone]
Farmington, MO (later Bonne Terre, 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 were installed at Blackwell Motors in 2010 when these photos were taken. There was also a Chicken Car and a Bull statue located here as well. By 2018, this location had closed and the statues had been moved to the Blackwell Motors in Bonne Terre, MO. That location already had an elephant, a rooster, and a bull. That location has also closed now and all of the statues are gone.

Livingston, IL
These Elephants are located at the Pink Elephant Antique Mall. There is one 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 stood on a trailer in front Car Market, a used car dealership for many years. Around 2021, the Elephant was moved to Car Market's new location. The Elephant is installed directly on the ground now. [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]

Hardeesville, SC
This pair of Elephants have been called Big Al and Lizzie. They are also called Thelma and Louise. They stood in front of Papa Joe's Fireworks since at least 2007 and probably much longer. They were originally purchased at a flea market. These photos are from 2021. In 2022, they were moved to Crazy Joe's Fireworks. [map]

More DWO Elephants:
Gainesville, GA
Melrose Park, IL [gone]
Springfield, IL
Springfield, IL [map]
Haubstadt, IN
Indianapolis, IN [gone]
Wabash, IN
Guthrie, KY
Hopkinsville, KY
Gloucester, MA: 1, 2
Pullman, MI
Chattanooga, TN

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

Pink Elephant
Las Vegas, NV
Pink Elephant [gone]
Clarksville, TN
This Elephant 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 which was removed because it was causing car accidents. This statue or an identical one which was painted grey was located at the Bagdad Inn in Las Vegas in the 1960s. In 2023, the Diamond Inn was being demolished. I don't know what the plans are for the statue. For more, see these websites: 1 and 2. [map]

This Elephant 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
Madison, TN
Pink Elephant
Owego, NY
The fiberglass Elephants shown in this row and in Oxford, AL in the row below were produced by Ben Robinson of the Plycrete Mold Co. in the 1960s and 1970s. The original statues from which the molds were made were carved by Elmer Johnson.

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]

Portland, NY
Picayune, MS
Moab, UT
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 he held cherries in his trunk. [map]

The Elephant in Picayune is installed in front of Picayune Urgent Care. It has been there since at least 2015. [map]

These Elephants in Moab are located at Hole N' The Rock. They have been there since 2007 and probably much longer than that. [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.

More "Wrinkled" Elephants:
Lake Station, IN
Belfast, ME [map]
Mio, MI
Rogers City, MI
Roseville, MI

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