|Marianna as it appeared in 1894 when Gipsy the elephant|
went on a rampage and met his fate.
For wildness and color, however, the 1894 rampage of a circus elephant through the Florida city probably tops them all!
The arrival of the P&A Railroad in Marianna during the late 19th century signaled a new era in the history of the city. Not all of the changes, however, were positive.
|Elephants in a circus parade during the 1890s.|
Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
|Marianna legend holds that Gipsy the elephant is buried in|
the open ground visible in this photo of Riverside Cemetery.
Photo by Dale Cox. Aircraft piloted by Brig. Gen. James W. Hart