Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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  • Tags: Location - Route 6

A memory submitted by Sharon Parker whose father, an airline worker, cared for one of Jack Lynch's cougar cubs at the airport while waiting for Jack Lynch to collect her. Sharon and her family subsequently visited the wolf park several times in the 1960s.
Date: December 23, 2015

An interview with David Johnson who, during one of his visits to the wolf park in the late 1950s, helped an employee carry buckets of water for the wolves, and was given a silver dollar for his work.

The text in square brackets was added by the interviewer for clarity.
Date: September 30, 2015

Carolyn-Hedlund-The Wolf- A Man's Hobby by Volney F. Dunbar.pdf
This book by Volney F. Dunbar, who was an employee at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf farm, answers questions from visitors and was written with permission from Dr. McCleery.

The book addresses the care of the wolves, their history, their habits, details of how the park is run, and provides anecdotes…
Date: 1932

Carolyn-Hedlund-The Only Lobo Wolves In The World Flyer by Jack and Marjorie Lynch.pdf
This leaflet by Jack and Marjorie Lynch is a slightly edited version of the one Dr. E. H. McCleery distributed to visitors at the wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general, their history, physical characteristics, and behavior, and provides some anecdotes. "From Lynch" is hand written in the…
Date: Between 1962 and 1972

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This photograph depicts a wolf in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA.
Date: 1953

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This photograph depicts two wolves in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA.
Date: 1953

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This photograph depicts two wolves in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. "Kane, Penn Wolves" is written on the photograph.
Date: 1953

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This photograph depicts a mountain lion in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA.
Date: 1953

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This photograph depicts a wolf lying down in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA.

This photograph is from a 1939 photo album.
Date: 1939

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This photograph depicts two wolves in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA.

This photograph is from a 1939 photo album.
Date: 1939

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This photograph depicts a dead mountain lion from Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. The mountain lion escaped from the park in February 1946 and killed Claude Mollander Jr.'s dog. The mountain lion was subsequently shot by Sergeant Charles E.…
Date: February 18, 1946

A memory submitted by Terry Taylor about a family visit to see the lobo wolves in the 1950s.
Date: December 19, 2014

A memory submitted by Sandra Bradybaugh Johnson about visiting the lobo wolves during a class visit when she was in 6th grade.
Date: December 19, 2014

A memory submitted by Richard Sams, who lived in Dr. McCleery's old house along Route 6 between 1968 and 1972. He has fond memories of Rose Carroll, who lived next door.
Date: December 9, 2014

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This photograph depicts (from left to right) Mildred "Millie" M. (Wichman) Fitch, Miss McCleery (I am unsure if this is Mary Nourse Byham McCleery or Helen Catherine McCleery, but I believe it is probably Helen Catherine McCleery), and Rose V. Carroll, standing at the entrance to Dr. McCleery's lobo…
Date: Probably the 1940s

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A memory submitted by Leora (Hoge) Duncan, a relative (second cousin once removed) of Jack Lynch. She visited the wolf farm in August 1968 when she was 10 years old.
Date: May 5, 2014 to May 20, 2015

John Carl Erickson-resized.jpg
This photograph depicts John Carl Erickson holding a dead wolf from Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park. The wolf had been shot at Dr. McCleery's request by Allen "Al" Fitch (a relative of John Carl Erickson). Another dead wolf is lying on the ground.
Date: Probably 1947

Allen and Lawrence Fitch-resized.jpg
This photograph depicts Allen A. Fitch (left) and his father Lawrence Burlingame Fitch (right) carrying a dead wolf from Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park. The wolf had been sick and was shot at Dr. McCleery's request by Allen Fitch. This photo was printed on Kodak postcard paper.
Date: 1947

Mildred M (Wichman) Fitch-resized.jpg
This photograph depicts Mildred "Millie" M. (Wichman) Fitch - who was born and raised on Westwind Road in Kane, PA and worked at Dr. McCleery's wolf farm - holding a wolf pup at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA.
Date: 1941

lobo wolves sign - from left to right Donna, Theresa, and Janet Staricek.jpg
This photograph depicts three sisters (from left to right: Donna, Theresa, and Janet Staricek) standing in front of the large wolf-shaped sign that reads "LOBO WOLVES" which stood at the entrance to Jack Lynch's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. Another sign for the…
Date: July 1963