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Elephant trainer, killed by charge, forgotten no longer - Motorcycle club buys headstone, hosting memorial ride for man fatally gored 113 years ago

More than 110 years after elephant trainer John M. Anderson was killed by his elephant in June 1898, his unmarked grave finally has a headstone at Mound Cemetery in Racine, Wis. A local group, the High Riders Motorcycle Clubhouse, put a grave marker out
More than 110 years after elephant trainer John M. Anderson was killed by his elephant in June 1898, his unmarked grave finally has a headstone at Mound Cemetery in Racine, Wis. A local group, the High Riders Motorcycle Clubhouse, put a grave marker out


2012-04-28 - Racine, United States
For more than 100 years, a once-famous elephant trainer who was fatally gored by a pachyderm that went berserk,rested in an unmarked grave at Mound Cemetery in Racine. Not a shred of evidence showed that this patch of earth covered the burial site of renowned elephant trainer Joe Anderson. But 113 years after the Great Wallace Circus Show came to present-day Racine, when Anderson was gored by an elephant in his charge and died on June 3, 1898, his grave has a headstone. And members of the motorc...



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