Wednesday, March 31, 2010

"Rosie" #2

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Richard Reynolds says - -

Rosie the Elephant entertaining children in the 1920s in front of Fisher's Miami Beach Flamingo Hotel, on the site of what is now the Grand Flamingo apartment building. Florida Photographic Collection

Fisher’s financial world collapsed on him the late 1920s, first with the bursting of the Miami real estate bubble in 1926 and then the stock market crash in 1929. So, in April 1932 he sold Rosie to Coca Cola heir Asa Candler, Jr. for Candler’s private zoo on his Atlanta estate. They traveled in the same multi-millionaire circles. She arrived at Candler's estate on April 24th. The zoo opened to the public on August 13, 1932