Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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This article reports that Jack Lynch (54 years old) started an "Adopt-a-Wolf" program to help fund care of his wolves. For $20, an adopter will get their name on a plaque on a wolf pen, receive unlimited visiting privileges, a color photo of their adopted wolf, and a brochure. Since starting the…
Date: January 11, 1978

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I believe this picture depicts the first Achilles; Dr. McCleery was fond of the name, and also had wolves named Achilles Jr., Achilles III, and Achilles IV. Several early postcards exist depicting Dr. McCleery's original wolves, and I believe this is one of them. Dr. McCleery obtained Achilles in…
Date: Between 1921 and 1926

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This photograph depicts a woman named Vivian and Robert Jones Jr. ("Bobbie") standing by the fence at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located within the town limits of Kane, PA. A man and a wolf can be seen in the far distance in the wolf pens. This photograph is included in the photo album of…
Date: Between 1921 and 1924

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This picture depicts Boreas, whom Dr. McCleery acquired in 1921. This photo was taken by the time the Hurri-Kane Yearbook was published in 1926, as it appears in the yearbook. I am making a guess that this photograph was taken by A. A. Nicolas based on the style.

The version of this photograph…
Date: Between 1921 and 1926

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This photograph depicts three wolves at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. This is a postcard. The caption on the front of the card reads, ""Curiosity" ©." The cropped version of this photograph is an AZO undivided postcard and the back reads…
Date: Between 1929 and 1949

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This photograph depicts two wolf pups at the entrance of a den made of large rocks and metal poles at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park. I believe this photo was taken by A. A. Nicolas due to the caption style and handwritten copyright symbol.

This photograph was taken between 1921 (when Dr. McCleery…
Date: Between 1921 and 1939

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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

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This photograph depicts a wolf walking in the snow in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park. This is a postcard. The caption on the front of the card reads, "© Nicolas "Lobo Ready to Spring."" The word "lobo" in this caption may refer to the term "lobo wolf" or to Dr. McCleery's wolf named…
Date: Between 1921 and 1949

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This photograph depicts Robert B. Jones, then-superintendent at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, with the wolf named Richard at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located within the town limits of Kane, PA. This photograph is included in the photo album of Margaret R. Jones and is captioned "'Pa' and…
Date: Between 1921 and 1924

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This photograph depicts Dr. McCleery with his wolf named Romulus at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. This is a postcard. The caption on the front of the card reads, ""Romulus" _ A Scrappy Pet _ © Nicolas Kane Pa."

This photograph was featured in…
Date: Between 1929 and 1932

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This photograph depicts two wolves standing on a metal "den" in the snow at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. One of the wolves is howling. The uncropped version of this photograph is included in the scrapbook of Earl C. Jones. The cropped version of…
Date: Between 1929 and 1949

Many companies offered their appreciation for and well-wishes to Dr. E. H. McCleery and Jack Lynch in this special edition of the Kane Republican. This advertisement by the Holmes Poster Advertising Agency describes how it has helped publicize the wolves on billboards, expresses the hope that the…
Date: February 20, 1962

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This photograph depicts the Kane Wolves football team in 1928 outside of the old Kane, PA high school on Chestnut Street. Two of the team members are holding two live young wolves.

This particular scan is from a Kane-specific 1988 calendar (this was the August picture) so it may have been…
Date: Photographed in 1928 and reprinted as a calendar image in 1988

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This letter is from J. R. Steelman to Dr. E. H. McCleery. Steelman refers to the last letter he received from Dr. McCleery dated May 17, 1933 in which Dr. McCleery mentioned a White Arctic and Alaskan Timber wolf he would be willing to let Steelman have. Steelman was at that time unable to obtain a…
Date: April 13, 1938

This article reports that Dr. E. H. McCleery has established another wolf park near Coatesville, PA. This new park was constructed by C. A. Carlson and his son, and the stonework (presumably including the stone arch) was created by Carl Swanseen. Martin T. Carroll will be the manager of the new…
Date: May 3, 1930

This article describes three fires breaking out within 24 hours, one of which occurred in the tea room at Dr. McCleery's wolf park causing $200 worth of damage. Partial text of the article (everything relevant to Dr. McCleery) is quoted below.
Date: February 9, 1933

This article reports that Jack Lynch, who claims he can no longer afford to keep the 72 wolves in his care, has asked for state aid. During the 1980 Washington Legislature session, a proposal to appropriate $50,000 for a buffalo wolf preserve in Eastern Washington was included in a supplemental…
Date: March 14, 1980

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This postcard depicts Dr. E. H. McCleery with one of his wolves. The photo was taken in 1926 and depicts Dr. McCleery's first wolf park, which was at his home property.
Date: 1926

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This photograph depicts a wolf standing on a metal "den" at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. Five other wolves are visible. The caption reads, "A Future Leader - ©." I believe this photo was taken by A. A. Nicolas due to the caption style and…
Date: Between 1929 and 1949

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This photograph depicts four young male wolves at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. This is a postcard. The caption on the front of the card reads, "A Group of Young Males ©."

This photograph was featured in the Public Ledger (Philadelphia, PA) on…
Date: Between 1929 and 1932