Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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  • Tags: Taxidermy, Pelts, and Bones

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A wolf head taxidermy of one of Dr. McCleery's wolves owned by Steve Martin, whose grandfather Bill Martin was a game warden and sheriff while the wolves were in Kane.

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

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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

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A wolf head taxidermy of one of Dr. McCleery's wolves. This taxidermy is on display at the Kane Depot in Kane, PA. It was donated to the Kane Historic Preservation Society by J. P. Weritz, who obtained it from Chuck Anderson, a nephew of Earl Jones.
Date: Between 1921 and 1962

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This photograph depicts a taxidermy of one of Dr. McCleery's wolves. This taxidermy was used by the Kane High School to represent the mascot of their sports teams. This is a Defender postcard.

This photograph was probably taken between 1929 (when Dr. McCleery moved the wolf park to the Route 6…
Date: Probably between 1929 and 1962

This humorous article describes Dr. E. H. McCleery's hobby of raising a pack of lobo wolves, the history of the wolf pack (Dr. McCleery first became interested in wolves on a big game hunt before 1900 with the late J. P. Morgan), the psychology of the wolves, the culling of the wolf pack (Dr.…
Date: February/March 1950

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 photo is of staff at the Kane Area Joint High School with a taxidermy of one of Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolves. It is accompanied by a caption which reports that this taxidermy represents the mascot of the High School's football, basketball, and track teams, who call themselves the "Wolves." The…
Date: February 20, 1962

This article continues the debate between Dr. McCleery and James Curran regarding the ferocity of wolves or lack thereof. A comparison of the size, weight, and ferocity of the various subspecies of wolves (including lobo wolves, Canadian wolves, and Alaskan wolves) is provided. At the time of…
Date: February 7, 1934

thelonekiller-watermarked.pdf
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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A wolf head taxidermy of one of Dr. McCleery's wolves. This taxidermy is on display at the Kane Area High School in Kane, PA. This wolf head was donated to the Kane Area High School by John and Mike Lorenzo (great nephews of Mr. Earl Jones). The case and plaque were donated by the class of 1996. A…

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A wolf head taxidermy of Dr. McCleery's wolf named Achilles. This taxidermy is on display at the Kane Area High School in Kane, PA. Achilles was donated to the Kane Area High School by the Jones family. The case and plaque were donated by the class of 2007. A transcription of the plaque can be found…
Date: 1954