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Local Author, Tammi Truax Visits the William Fogg Public Library
July 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
In a variety of voices, Truax tells the never-before-told story of the first two elephants to come to America and their enslaved keeper, William. In the autumn of 1795 onboard, a ship from Salem, Massachusetts an enslaved boy named William finds himself tasked with caring for the first elephant to be brought to America. Upon arrival in the city of New York, he and the elephant are sold together. They walk back and forth across the growing country for years so that everyone may see the elephant.