Designer: Winston Bronnum (Sussex, NB)
When erected: June 29, 1985
To commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of the death of Jumbo the elephant, which occurred at the Woodworth Avenue railway crossing.
Body is hollow and the walls are about seven inches thick. The legs are solid concrete and steel. The skin texture was achieved by trowelling on three quarters of an inch of coloured cement and sand plaster.
The project was funded totally with contributions from citizens, corporations and organizations of St. Thomas and Elgin County with the St. Thomas Kiwanis Club raising over $50,000.00 towards the project. The City of St. Thomas provided the site where Jumbo stands.
It was made in New Brunswick and in order for it to clear the
bridges on the 1,070 mile trip, the lower part of the legs and the
six inch base were poured seperately from the upper part of the
legs and the body. Here is a photo of it when it was still in New
Apparently, it faces East with his trunk up for good luck.
Winston Bronnum also designed the Maugerville, NB Potato , the St. John, NB Horse , the Penobsquis, NB Mule , the Cow Bay, NS Moose , and the Shediac, NB Lobster and Fisherman .
Information Source: St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce, Peter Leack St. Thomas City Clerk and Pete.
Picture Source: Postcard from St. Thomas & District Chamber of Commerce and Donald Hodgson