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.
A is for Alligator by Julia Hansford
Julia’s studio in Sparta is itself a work of art, filled with original paintings ranging from bright zoo animals to zombie bunnies. Her little monsters delight children while adult audiences are intrigued by her more bizarre work. Her alphabet animals bring her new children’s book to life in bright and whimsical style.
5.5” x 7.5” with frosted protective cover, $20. Julia’s studio is located at 46341 Sparta Line, Sparta. For more information, visit www.juliahansford.com or www.facebook.com/hansford.julia or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Discover the entire Gift Guide in the Relish Elgin Holiday 2014 Edition.