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Lucy the Elephant Turns 130

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    Lucy the Elephant Turns 130

    A landmark on the N.J. Shore celebrates her birthday on Saturday.

    Lucy the Elephant has stood watch over the beach outside of Atlantic City since 1881 - and will have a daylong party to celebrate turning 130-years-old.

    Organizers say the party in the town of Margate will run from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.  The festivities will include some carnival attractions - a moon bounce, water slide, dunk tank, as well as Jersey Shore "delicacies" like cotton candy and hot dogs.

    Historians say the six-story elephant was put up in the late-19th century to attract property buyers to the area.  The larger-than-life pachyderm has a block-wide sized footprint in the neighborhood.

    For more info, check out Lucy's website.