"Texas, by God"
and the
June 14, 1874 came the elephant
Sat Jun 15, 2019 03:18

Morgan Earp and Liddie Anderson have been running the notorious Anderson's Dance Hall since Jim Anderson was recently sent up to serve two years in the State Penitentiary. Long anticipated, a ceremonial opening of the Eads Bridge takes place in the afternoon when businesses will be shut down for hours:

'Look Out For Him.'
"Today the first elephant will cross the new bridge. This will be an event which was never seen in St. Louis before, and, from present indications, at least three fourths of the people in the city will beb there, to witness the crossing of the old African monarch. Some doubts have been expressed by Prof. Bull as to the safety of the undertaking. Emperor whispered in his ear that he knew who made that bridge, and Capt. Eads was not in the habit of building unsafe bridges, and that he was going to risk it today at 2 o'clock p. m."
[Daily Missouri Democrat - June 14, 1874]



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