Monday, January 12, 2015

Elephant Buried in Schoolyard (Fargo, ND)

Inforum [Fargo, North Dakota]
10 January 2015

By Bob Lind

The legend of the elephant supposedly buried in the schoolyard of Horace Mann Elementary School, Fargo, lives on. […]

“It seems that back in the late 1890s or early 1900s, […] a circus with more than one elephant came to town.

“One night after the show was over, two of the elephants were apparently caught up in the ‘heat of the moment’ resulting in the male elephant expiring right on the spot.

“Not wanting to pay the cost of transporting the elephant somewhere else for disposal, the circus owners chose to bury him where he fell, and that is how an elephant wound up beneath the grounds of Horace Mann school.” […]