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Deep River in Middlesex County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

We Honor the Elephant

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
1. We Honor the Elephant Marker
Inscription.  
We Honor the Elephant
During the 1800’s Deep River was the center of America’s ivory trade. Elephant tusks from Africa were brought to Deep River landing for local factories to make piano keys, combs, buttons, and billiard balls. Up to 100,000 elephants a year were killed, their tusks transported by slaves, to sustain this trade. Deep River remembers its debt to this majestic creature as it looks forward to a new future as “Queen of the Valley.”
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 41° 23.1′ N, 72° 26.14′ W. Marker is in Deep River, Connecticut, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Middlesex Turnpike (Connecticut Route 154) and Elm Street, on the left when traveling north on Middlesex Turnpike. Located in front of Deep River Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 174 Main Street, Deep River CT 06417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Veterans Memorial Lane (a few steps from this marker); Deep River Roll Of Honor - World War I (about 500 feet away, measured
We Honor the Elephant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
2. We Honor the Elephant Marker
in a direct line); In Memoriam (about 500 feet away); Columbia (about 600 feet away); Deep River Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet away); Piano Works (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Underground Railroad (approx. 0.6 miles away); Chester World War I Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deep River.
 
Also see . . .  The Ivory Industry in Deep River and Ivoryton on ConnecticutHistory.org. (Submitted on December 6, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
We Honor the Elephant Marker and Deep River Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 28, 2016
3. We Honor the Elephant Marker and Deep River Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 6, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 239 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 6, 2016, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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