Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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  • Tags: Location - Route 6

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Around 1947 or 1948, this sign was located along Route 14, about halfway between Montour Falls, NY and Watkins Glen, NY on the left hand side of the road.

This sign was hit by a bullet but the bullet did not puncture the sign. The sign reads:

THE ONLY LOBO WOLVES IN THE WORLD
KANE, PENNA
ON…

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This book by Dr. E. H. McCleery describes the different subspecies of wolves, the psychology of his wolves, and provides anecdotes of the pack. It completely covers the time at the Kane wolf park, and a short amount of time at the Route 6 wolf park. The poem on the last page was written by the Kane…
Date: 1929

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This sign used to hang on the wolf pens at Dr. McCleery's wolf park.

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Lou Widmer found this sign around 1975 when he slipped on it in the woods by the wolf park archway.

There are many bullet holes in this sign. The sign reads:

THE ONLY LOBO WOLVES IN THE WORLD
KANE, PENNA
ON ROUTE US 6

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This photograph depicts three young boys (Ricky Shaw, Robbie Shaw, and Eddie Beckwith) standing in front of the large wolf-shaped sign that reads "LOBO WOLVES" which stood at the entrance to the lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA.
Date: July 1970

This article describes a new Chamber of Commerce booklet being used to promote Kane as a year-round health resort. Dr. E. H. McCleery served on the approval committee for the booklet, and his wolf park is featured in the booklet alongside other local attractions. Partial text of the article is…
Date: June 30, 1931

This article describes how Dr. E. H. McCleery became interested in wolves and how he began his wolf pack. The article mentions Dr. McCleery's wolf-feeding practices and his highly successful taming program. At almost 90 years old, Dr. McCleery is greatly concerned with the future of his wolves, but…
Date: October 1960

An introduction to the special edition of the Kane Republican which honors Dr. E. H. McCleery's work with wolves. Dr. McCleery's wolf pack became famous, attracted many notable people to the area, and boosted the reputation of Kane, PA. The article provides information about wolves, Dr. McCleery's…
Date: February 20, 1962

This article describes the lobo wolf, the war against it by the United States and Canada, its former range, the origin of its name, quotes Stanley P. Young's book, etc. My copy of this article is cut off, so I will finish the description when I view the item again.
Date: February 20, 1962

This photo is of Jack Lynch sitting on a steel den in a pen with two wolves. It is accompanied by a caption regarding his getting acquainted with the wolves.

An excerpt from the caption is quoted below.
Date: February 20, 1962

This article describes how Dr. E. H. McCleery became interested in wolves, beginning with an account of Theodore Roosevelt's speech to the Princeton Gun Club (of which McCleery was president) which inspired him to travel to the Yukon where he encountered his first wild wolf. Since then, the United…
Date: March 1958

This article showcases photos of Dr. E. H. McCleery and his wolves. Dr. McCleery expresses his feeling of accomplishment in saving the lobo wolves from extinction, as the government has saved the bison, and credits the wolves for all the honors he has received over the years. He is happy to have…
Date: February 20, 1962

This article reports that Dr. E. H. McCleery has completed transportation of his wolves and that the new park on Route 6 is now occupied by the entire pack of 72 wolves. Seventeen wolf pups remain at the stone house at the West Side Park where they are being tamed.

Construction of the park is…
Date: May 11, 1929

This article, which appears in the "Interesting Pictures of Interesting People" section, profiles Dr. E. H. McCleery and describes his hobby of keeping a wolf pack. At the age of 12 he wanted a wolf, but his father objected. Later in 1921, after becoming a leading physician in Kane, he obtained his…
Date: February 1931

This article describes how Dr. E. H. McCleery became interested in wolves and how he began his wolf pack. The article mentions Dr. McCleery's wolf-feeding practices and his highly successful taming program. At 92 years old, Dr. McCleery is greatly concerned with the future of his wolves, but will…
Date: Autumn 1960

This radio broadcast presents the Lobo Wolf Park - run by Jack and Marjorie Lynch - as an unusual and worthwhile tourist attraction in Pennsylvania. It relates the history of the lobo wolves and their disposition, and describes the Lynches' work with the wolves, of which there are currently 34…
Date: August 17-21, 1970

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This real photo postcard depicts three wolves at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park along Route 6. One of the wolves is standing on a makeshift den (an iron box). I am guessing that the photo was taken between 1929 and 1962, but probably in the 1930s or 1940s.
Date: Between 1929 and 1962, but probably in the 1930s or 1940s.

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This real photo postcard depicts two wolves at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park along Route 6. One of the wolves is lying on a makeshift den (an iron box). I am guessing that the photo was taken between 1929 and 1962, but probably in the 1930s or 1940s.
Date: Between 1929 and 1962, but probably in the 1930s or 1940s.

A memory submitted by Nancy A. Avolese regarding her childhood visit to the wolf park in 1962, her research of Dr. McCleery, and the publishing of her book, “The Wolf Man of Kane, Pennsylvania.”
Date: December 7, 2013

This article reports that Earl Coulter is erecting signs advertising the new McCleery Wolf Pack near Coatesville, PA. The signs will be put up in Eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Western New Jersey. The article describes the signs - one of which depicts Little Red Riding Hood's encounter with the…
Date: May 3, 1930