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Thursday, January 21, 2021 1:00 am

Jan. 21, 1958: Crowning a giraffe

COREY MCMAKEN | The Journal Gazette

On Jan. 21, 1958, Mayor Robert E. Meyers crowned a giraffe the "Ambassador of Good Will" for the Sports, Vacation and Boat Show that opened Jan. 23, 1958.

The comedy team known an The Colstons created Gerri the Giraffe and were the pair of humans inside the costume bringing it to life.

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