A slice of 19th century humor

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The Amateur Ohion, published in Cincinnati, in January of 1878, like many amateur newspapers, contains a short humor column.  This little column contains a very odd little joke. It begins:

Why is an elephant like a steamboat?

We’d love to hear your guesses for the punchline! Send us your comments and we’ll reveal the “correct” answer later in the week.

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