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Elephant Hotel Somers New York
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Stock #: 207776
Type: Postcard
Era: Chrome
City: Somers
State: New York (NY)
County: Westchester
Stamp: 4c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)
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Birthplace of the American Circus Statue of Old Bet, first circus elephant, stands outside the Elephant Hotel, now the Town Hall. Hackoliah Bailey bought Old Bet between 1805 & 1810 and exhibited for gain in the first traveling menagerie in America, ancestor of today's Big Top. The Hotel was completed in 1825 and Statue mounted in 1827 - two grateful monuments of appreciation from Mr. Bailey to Old Bet. There is a circus museum inside the Hotel