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Somers, New York: Old Bet the Elephant (In Transition)

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Elephant Hotel

Address:
335 US-202, Somers, NY
Directions:
Downtown, at the corner of US-202/Somers Rd and NY-100/Somerstown Tpke.
Hours:
Currently no elephant.
Status:
In Transition
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Old Bet the elephant.

Old Bet the Elephant

A nearly 200-year-old monument and hotel mark the hometown of America's first assassinated elephant. The old elephant was removed in 2023 in preparation for a new, bronze elephant in 2024.

Roadsideamerica.com Report... [04/04/2021]

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Old Bet the Elephant

According to the local pharmacist, Old Bet was removed from her pedestal and taken inside the building, now the town hall, for repairs. Then it was discovered that the pedestal was cracked, too. No known date of return.

[Richard Shroyer, 11/26/2023]

Old Bet is to be replaced by a new Old Bet, made of bronze. It will be the fourth elephant to top the pedestal since 1827.


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