The Story of the Pink Elephant
It certainly is a road-side attraction and landmark in the area!
This Pink Elephant along with others were produced by Sculptured Advertising in Sparta, WI. Pinky was the first produced Pink Elephant and was installed in 1963 in front of the Pink Elephant Supper Club in Marquette, IA. The Marquette elephant never had the cool sunglasses though. Other pink elephants were produced for Arco Gas Stations in the area that all displayed Pink Elephants. Our famous Pink Elephant is the last one left in this area. A few other elephants can be found at car washes, antique malls and car dealerships in Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Tennessee.
Many people would stop here to take photos with the elephant and continue to do so today. Some tourists even tell us they have pictures of their children with the elephant from years ago and are now stopping to show their grandchildren.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Entertainment • Roads & Vehicles. A significant historical year for this entry is 1963.
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 43° 15.003′ N, 89° 22.828′ W. Marker was in Vienna, Wisconsin, in Dane County. Marker was on West North Street (County Road V) east of Hickory Lane (County Road I), on the right when traveling east. Next to the Shell Gas Station. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 4995 Co Rd V, De Forest WI 53532, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Andreas Dahl (approx. 1.8 miles away); The De Forest Depot (approx. 2 miles away); De Forest Centennial (approx. 2 miles away); Our Bell (approx. 2.2 miles away); Site of the First Well in DeForest (approx. 2.8 miles away); Ella Wheeler Wilcox (approx. Schumacher Farm (approx. 4.8 miles away); Old Military Road - 100 Mile Point (approx. 5.2 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 13, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on October 13, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. 2. submitted on August 27, 2020, by Jim Schaettle of Madison, Wisconsin. 3, 4. submitted on October 13, 2019, by Ruth VanSteenwyk of Aberdeen, South Dakota. 5. submitted on August 27, 2020, by Jim Schaettle of Madison, Wisconsin. • Mark Hilton was the editor who published this page.