Monday, September 13, 2010

Random Picture of The Day

On this day in 1916 they had a novelty lynching of an elephant after a drifter named Red Eldridge was trampled to death in Erwin, Tennessee. More than 2,500 people gathered to watch Mary, a luckless 10,000 pound circus elephant, get hung from a railroad crane. Guess it made a change from lynching black guys for looking at white women funny.



  1. True. It is disgusting. I was just fascinated that something like that could happen in (almost) living memory. Remember they used to do postcards of human lynchings back then too.


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