Seeing the Elephant

Year 2017

Creator Samira Tazari


Story type Radio

Town Alfred

County York


When the first elephant came to Maine, she was a wonder. People had never seen an elephant before. It was the early 1800s, and America was a new country, sorting out its morals. So when she was shot and killed in Alfred, ME, the outrage over her death revealed a lot about our young country.

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