Jacob’s Elephants

Posted By on January 13, 2011

  Modoc, Empress and Judy.

Thanks Toni for your comment. Ralph was a good friend of mine and did a great favor for me in 1958.


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My name is Ivan M. Henry and I am the 4th generation of a circus/show business dynasty. I hope you enjoy the blog.


4 Responses to “Jacob’s Elephants”

  1. Toni Nicole says:

    Is that Modoc Gunterstein? From Ralph Helfers book “Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant that Ever Lived”?

  2. Michelle says:

    Just finished the book, Modoc: The True Story of the Greatest Elephant That Ever Lived, and am deeply touched and moved. Would like more details, like: How long after Bram’s death did Modoc live? What befell Modoc between her being sold by North and her being bought by Helfer? What became of Gertie? How did Modoc die? Any suggestions on where to find the answers?

  3. Frank A. Hempstead says:

    Just read book – Amazing – Unbelievable – Is Mr. North part of the John Ringling North family-I have been a circus fan for 70 years why haven’t I heard of MODOC – Is there any documentation available on this subject?

  4. Jan Dumas says:

    I just discovered the book Modoc, please tell me is more to this story. I can not fibd anything on this elephant or her amazing life.

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