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Lucy The Elephant in Margate New Jersey

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Lucy the Elephant New Jersey Weird roadside attractions of America

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Lucy is the world's largest elephant, and the only one in America designated as a National Historic Landmark. Built in 1881 and located in Margate City

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Lucy the Elephant

Famous Lucy the Elephant In Margate, NJ, near Atlantic City.

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Real Estate speculator James V. Lafferty began building Lucy the Elephant in 1881, in an effort to lure the potential property buyers to Margate, a tiny shore town just south of Atlantic City. 1966 locals, who had long rallied to save the infamous pachyderm, succeeded in getting the state to certify Lucy the Elephant as a landmark. Federal authorities soon followed suit and she became a nationally protected site as well. In 1970 she was moved, repainted & repaired, and today houses a…

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seaside - pastel shades of beach huts - Can I live in the Purple one, Upstairs??? Please???

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I'm from the real Jersey Shore! (Cape May, NJ) Jersey Girl- Forever & Always. http://www.tesori.kitsylane.com

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New Jersey: the Garden State by hippofairy, via Flickr

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