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The Day They Hung the Elephant
     

The Day They Hung the Elephant

by Charles Edwin Price, Anne Lecroy (Designed by), Randy Hodge (Illustrator)
 

There is no doubt that in 1916 a five-ton circus elephant was lynched from a 100-ton Clinchfield railroad crane car in the little town of Erwin, Tennessee. The details of the execution and the tragic events leading up to it, however, are clouded in nearly a century of oral tradition. From one retelling to the next, facts are distorted and embellished; legend,

Overview

There is no doubt that in 1916 a five-ton circus elephant was lynched from a 100-ton Clinchfield railroad crane car in the little town of Erwin, Tennessee. The details of the execution and the tragic events leading up to it, however, are clouded in nearly a century of oral tradition. From one retelling to the next, facts are distorted and embellished; legend, instead of truth, is often accepted as fact. This book is an attempt to bring together all the known facts about the hanging and to fill in with educated guesses the missing parts of the puzzle.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780932807755
Publisher:
Overmountain Press
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Pages:
44
Sales rank:
984,088
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet the Author

Charles Edwin Price is the author of numerous books of tall tales and folklore, including Demon in the Woods, Diggin' Up Bones, and The Infamous Bell Witch of Tennessee.

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