Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

Browse Items (533 total)

  • Item Type: Archive

from Steve Martin on Facebook.jpg
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.

IMG_0960.JPG
This was one of the wolf pen gates at Dr. McCleery's wolf park along Route 6, five miles east of Kane, PA. This particular gate was located at the main north entrance to the wolf pens, and lead into the central corridor which provided access to all of the wolf pens. The chipped paint suggests that…

Rauner Special Collections Library of Dartmouth College - Wolves Leaflet.pdf
This is an early version of the leaflet which was distributed to visitors at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history and physical characteristics. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so different versions are included in this archive - this page…
Date: Probably between 1930 and 1933, although the Rauner Special Collections Library finding aid lists it as "c. 1936"

This leaflet was distributed to visitors at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history, physical characteristics, and behavior, and provides stories about the individual wolves in each of the pens. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so different…
Date: Between 1933 and 1962

tolwitw08.pdf
This is an early version of the leaflet which was distributed to visitors at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history and physical characteristics. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so different versions are included in this archive - this page…
Date: Probably between 1930 and 1933

tolwitw03.pdf
This leaflet was distributed to visitors at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history, physical characteristics, and behavior, and provides stories about the individual wolves in each of the pens. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so different…
Date: Between 1933 and 1962

tolwitw02.pdf
This leaflet was distributed to visitors at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history, physical characteristics, and behavior, and provides stories about the individual wolves in each of the pens. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so different…
Date: Between 1940 and 1962

tolwitw01.pdf
This leaflet was distributed to visitors at Jack Lynch's "Lobo Land USA" wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history, physical characteristics, and behavior, and provides stories about the individual wolves in each of the pens. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so…
Date: Between 1962 and 1979

depot020-03.jpg
This photo was included in the 1926 Hurri-Kane Yearbook, dating it between 1921 and 1926.

I am making a guess that this photograph was taken by A. A. Nicolas based on the style of the writing on the postcard version of this photograph.
Date: Between 1921 and 1926

tolwitw07.pdf
This leaflet was distributed to visitors at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history, physical characteristics, and behavior, and provides stories about the individual wolves in each of the pens. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so different…
Date: Between July 1933 and 1962. Probably from the 30s or 40s.

Letter to Dr. E. H. McCleery from Leonard Rue III (of Leonard Rue Enterprises, signed "Lennie Rue"), who photographed Dr. McCleery’s wolves for True Magazine. Rue tells Dr. McCleery about his friend, Fred Space, a mink farmer and owner of the largest zoo in New Jersey, who is interested in…
Date: Between 1958 and 1960

tolwitw06.pdf
This leaflet was distributed to visitors at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history, physical characteristics, and behavior, and provides stories about the individual wolves in each of the pens. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so different…
Date: Between July 1933 and 1962. Probably from the 30s or 40s.

tolwitw05.pdf
This leaflet was distributed to visitors at Dr. E. H. McCleery's wolf park. It describes lobo wolves in general and their history, physical characteristics, and behavior, and provides stories about the individual wolves in each of the pens. The leaflet was updated from time to time, so different…
Date: Between July 1933 and 1962. Probably from the 30s or 40s.

IMG_1491resized.jpg
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

IMG_1498resized.jpg
This sign used to hang on the wolf pens at Dr. McCleery's wolf park.

IMG_2242.JPG
This sign is on display in the history classroom 216 at the Kane Area High School in Kane, PA. The following inscription is painted on the sign in the lower left-hand corner:

S. B. (Small Willow)
D. G. (White Water)
J. S.
g (?)

A transcription of the sign can be found below.

IMG_5740.JPG
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…

IMG_5735.jpg
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…

kirsten011.jpg
This photograph depicts a sign advertising the lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. The sign reads "Worlds Only Lobo Wolves East of Kane on U.S. 6."
Date: August 30, 2013

04 Chapter - Wolves1  OFam.pdf
This book chapter is a preliminary chapter for the Ostrom family scrapbook compiled by Judy Slack for her book titled "George N. Ostrom: Pioneer, Preservationist, Painter. 1888-1982." (the final published version of this chapter is much shorter).

This chapter describes George N. Ostrom's work as…
Date: 2013