Cranbrook Ed Caught: 0050.0812

LAST ELEPHANT IS BROUGHT IN – Runaway “Charlie Ed.” Will Now Be Known As “Cranbrook Ed.” – Found At Smith Lake

            After a hunt lasting since the 6th of August, when a number of elephants broke away from the Sells-Floto Circus, which was showing in Cranbrook at that time, Charlie Ed., the last of the three animals which made good their escape at that time, was caught on Tuesday morning [September 14].  The capture was made at Smith lake, about four miles from Cranbrook, by Spot Griffin and Charles Morgan, under the supervision of Orville F. Stewart, assistant manager and expert elephant man, who arrived recently from Oakland, California, where the Sells-Floto Circus is at the present time.

0050.0812: Cranbrook Ed Caught

Last runaway circus elephant caught at Smith Lake, 4 miles from Cranbrook.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  September 16, 1926
Pages:  1
Publisher:  Cranbrook Courier
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)


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