(“Coughlin’s Zoological Park,” Colorado Springs, 1910. Photographer unknown. Courtesy of Special Collection, Pikes Peak Library District. Image 001-5305.)

Two women, one man and a child ride on top of an Indian elephant.

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One Response to PPLD Historic Photo of the Day: Elephant Ride

  1. Matt H says:

    My understanding of the Elephant Ride involves a bunch of knuckleheads that ride motorcycles over Guanilla pass from Grants toward Georgetown, CO on the first or second Sunday of every February. Its a big something. People come from all over the country with every kind of motorcycle imaginable and try to get stuck in the snow. Why its called the Elephant Ride has something to do with Hannibal invading Rome on Elephants. Its realy about people trying to crash their motorcycles into/over snowbanks on the false premise that they are trying to get to Georgetown. Don’t leave without a Hawiaiian Lei.

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