The town that hung an elephant



Here is a link to the best summary I have found about "Murderous Mary", an elephant that was hung in the town of Erwin TN. Never let it be said that we mountain folk are passive in our doling of justice.

The story is a bit detailed, but still interesting. Y'all come see us now, y'hear?
Well that helps rearrange my memories. I had heard of what I rmembered as Big Mary, but it must have been Murderous Mary and i never realized it was an elephant!!

Shows how legends shift over the years. Strange tale of commentary on the shifting values and entertainments over the decades.

Maybe we should not be so surprised when some race fans are obviously looking for the big crash still today.

Thanks for the lore TWF!:)
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