The West Granville Baby Mammoth

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The West Granville Baby Mammoth

Description

LOST: WEST GRANVILLE'S BABY MAMMOTH 

This stone was found by Major Nelson* while plowing his field. The photo was taken by his son-in-law George Aldrich, probably around 1910. 

It appears to have been carved. It has been speculated that it was carried by glaciers and deposited in West Granville when the glaciers melted.

The "baby mammoth" was kept on a rock at the Nelson farm yard but disappeared many years later and no trace has ever been found since. Have you seen it?

* Not the same Major Nelson who years later became widely known for finding a genie in a bottle.

Contributor

Photo contributed by Kathleen Clifford Ivory, 28 Nov 2020

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Digital Image: Kathleen Clifford Ivory

Citation

“The West Granville Baby Mammoth,” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed January 29, 2023, https://granvillehistory.omeka.net/items/show/1265.

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