When Gypsy, a circus elephant, trampled her keeper to death on November 22, 1902, and went on a wild rampage through the streets of Valdosta, Chief of Police Calvin Dampier and a posse of citizens spent part of one night tracking the enraged animal. The following day Dampier brought the elephant down with a shot from his rifle. Here he poses atop the dead elephant.

Courtesy of Georgia Archives, Vanishing Georgia Collection

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries