Tuesday, September 16, 2008

1913 Peru Flood

Scan10722, originally uploaded by bucklesw1.

The April floods of 1913 swept thru Indiana and covered the Peru Quarters. Some reports indicate that all elephants were lost except three.
"Jumb's carcass was found down the lane by the bridge. Nancy and Trilby were discovered by the cook house door."

This appalling picture indicates that many, if not all, were skinned.


Anonymous said...

What would be the goal of this practice? I can imagine it would niether be a simple nor practical procedure.

Buckles said...

Elephant hide can be easily tanned.
My dad was once given a pair of moccasins made from an elephant that had died in Hugo (Sparks Babe),
He gave them away.