Foolsgold-2009-06-25

Click Here to see the FIRST installment of Fools Gold.

*The Elephant Hotel, Coney Island: Built- 1884; Burned 1886.

*”Seeing the Elephant” was Victorian slang for illicit sex!

Cruelty and greed walked hand in hand with wealth.

Drop a penny into the slot of the museum “Mutoscope” and watch the execution of Topsy the Elephant, a rogue beast that hauled heavy carnival equipment in 1904.

Topsy killed his keeper after the man fed him a lit cigarette.

Topsy was electrocuted in a demonstration by Thomas Edison.

NEWS FLASH!
SAVE CONEY ISLAND- Dick Zigun’s video explains the peril!

Call your representative or the speaker´╗┐ of the city council:
Christine Quinn’s legislative office: (212) 788-7210.

Thanks for reading,
Rebecca Migdal

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