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Photograph was edited for publication purposes Photograph article dated May 11, 1962 partially reads, "True to the finest traditions of elephant racing, over 10,000 fans jammed the infant Orange County State College campus Friday in Fullerton to witness 'the first intercollegiate elephant race in human history.' Modoc, Long Beach State College's speedy four-ton pachyderm turned the event into near chaos when she decided to get away from it all and return to her pen - running and bellowing through frightened and screaming, but uninjured spectators. Before she went wild, however, Modoc took first place in the varsity 95-yard elephant run with a record setting 23,85603 seconds performance." California Lutheran College entry was a tortoise that finished last, alas, in elephant race.; See images #001177621 through #00117623 for all photos in this series.
1 photographic print :b&w ;29 x 36 cm. Photographic prints
00117622 Valley Times Collection HCNVT_d020_f28_i23 CARL0005347808 http://184.108.40.206/cdm/ref/collection/photos/id/51169
Orange County State College California Lutheran College--Students College campuses--California--Fullerton Entertainment events--California--Fullerton College sports--California--Fullerton Elephants--California--Fullerton Crowds--California--Fullerton Men--California--Fullerton Fullerton (Calif.) Valley Times Collection photographs