Edgewater, Colorado: Roger the Elephant beneath supermarket

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Edgewater, Colorado - Roger the Elephant beneath supermarket

Roger the elephant was a main attraction at Manhattan Beach, a turn of the century amusement park at Sloan's Lake. Whilst giving rides to local children, Roger (orig Rajah?) became alarmed at a close-by hot air balloon, he jumped in alarm and fear, threw the children, and stepped on the head of six-year-old George W. Eaton, causing instant death. Edgewater old timers report that Roger was killed and buried in the swamp that rests beneath the supermarket at 20th and Depew.

The supermarket and parking lot, now empty (on NE corner, across from Post Office) are scheduled to be converted to housing/duplexes soon. I plan to watch the construction site and will call the local press if any bones are found.

[Jude Gassaway, 09/25/2002]

August 2004 - Jude provided an update: " The supermarket company moved, and huge quarter-city-block piece of ground with empty supermarket building is to be transformed to City Hall, Police, Fire, Senior Cits Meeting Hall - maybe even the Library - am still on lookout for the digging of the ground, but parking lot may stay put."

Roger the Elephant beneath supermarket:
Directions:
Edgewater is four miles west of downtown Denver, Colorado. From Denver go west on Colfax (old US 40; 15th St) to Sheridan Blvd. North on Sheridan to 20th. Turn West, A,B,Chase, Depew.

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