Elephant Self Storage, Elephant of the month, Old Bet
Old Bet was one of the first (if not the first ) elephant in the U.S.
She was an African elephant purchased by a farmer in 1808 to help him around the farm, but she ended up being so fascinating that he traveled around and charged people to see her instead.
If you didn’t have any money on you, a two-gallon jug of rum would work just fine.
She was assassinated by a fellow farmer in 1816 who thought it was a sin for people to be spending
money on such frivolous things.
Old Bet is memorialized by the Elephant Hotel and statue in Somers, New York, which is where Old John paid tribute to her in 1922