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An elephant never forgets.

Erwin, Tennessee, is a small village tucked into the picturesque Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee. It has the distinction of being the site of the only public execution of an elephant. 

In 1916,  Mary, a trained performing animal, had killed her trainer. She was executed by hanging at the local train yard.

Erwin has some other distinctions. Here’s a link to Wikipedia.

Here’s the link to the article about Mary.


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