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Wheaton parade has it all. 'Big Queenie' joins local Fourth of July festivities

"Big Queenie," a 10,000 pound Asian elephant, wows the crowd at Wednesday
"Big Queenie," a 10,000 pound Asian elephant, wows the crowd at Wednesday's parade. She was sponsored by the Republican Party of DuPage County and one of 142 entries in "All the World's a Stage."


2007-07-05 - Wheaton, United States , Hank Beckman

The Wheaton Fourth of July parade normally doesn't celebrate royalty. But if the royalty is "Big Queenie," a 10,000 pound Asian elephant, exceptions can be made. Big Queenie, from Barnes and Bailey Circus, was sponsored by the Republican Party of DuPage County and one of 142 entries in "All the World's a Stage," the annual Independence Day celebration sponsored by the Wheaton Jaycees.



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