Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Ths Barnes Show carried 17 elephants in 1938 but rose to 21 with the addition of the RBBB unit, they were Big Modoc, Queen and two Forest African elephants "Sudan" and "Puqua" imported in 1936 and originally billed as "Pygmies" but by 1938 they are becoming suspiciously large. I need to make it clear that Mr. Buck neither owned nor captured any of these animals he was simply hired to ride the double howdah, smile and wave. Buckles