"America's oldest standing roadside attraction"
Lucy the Elephant has been standing in Margate outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey since 1881. Constructed to attract visitors to the Jersey coast. Although she fell into disrepair in the 1960s, the Save Lucy Committee was formed in 1970 to raise funds for a long-term restoration effort. The committee was successful in getting the National Park Service to declare Lucy a National Historic Landmark in 1976, and today, while tourism to Atlantic City has declined, Lucy remains a popular tourist attraction.
Inside the World's Largest Elephant
By James Watkins
Ozy.com—The Daily Dose
January 15, 2017