September 15th 2015 will mark the 130th anniversary of Jumbo’s demise in a railway accident in St. Thomas. The story persists that Jumbo gave his life to save Tom Thumb, a dwarf elephant which was also part of P.T. Barnum’s Circus, although it is more likely dramatic invention than truth. People are generally intrigued by things which are unusually large or small, and we thought we would set out across Elgin County in search of some of our jumbo and dwarf attractions.
Read the entire article in the Relish Elgin Spring 2015 Edition.