Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

"The Only Lobo Wolves In The World" Leaflets

At the wolf park along Route 6 between Kane and Mt. Jewett, Pennsylvania, Dr. E. H. McCleery distributed a leaflet to visitors titled "The Only Lobo Wolves In The World." This leaflet described the history of the wolves, provided information about the park, and described the inhabitants of each of the wolf pens.

The leaflet started out as one page of information, and more pages were added as time went on until it became four pages long. I have seen these pamphlets describing between 5 and 13 pens.

The earlier versions of this leaflet included advertisements for the New Thomson Hotel and Cafe in Kane, PA. The hotel was owned by Leonard S. Larson from April 1924 (source) to around April 1933 (source). The Coffee Shop opened in April 1931 (source). Leonard S. Larson was an active member of the Roosevelt Highway Association, which was probably how he and Dr. McCleery met (source, source, source, source). He probably lived from 1900 to 1986 (source).

Individual Leaflets

Wolves [Leaflet]

  • One page (plus one advertisement page).
  • Includes advertisement and prices for the New Thomson Hotel in Kane, PA.
  • Describes three types of Lobo Wolves - the White Arctic, Great Northern, and Tawney Wolves.
  • Does not describe any wolf pens.
  • Mentions two wolf parks.
  • Date: Probably written between 1930 and 1933. The Rauner Special Collections Library finding aid lists it as "c.1936." Researching the history of the prices at the New Thomson Hotel may help pinpoint the date of this leaflet.
  • Owned by the Rauner Special Collections Library of Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH).

Untitled Wolf Park Leaflet

  • One page (plus one advertisement page).
  • Includes advertisement and prices for the New Thomson Hotel in Kane, PA.
  • Describes four types of Lobo Wolves - the White Arctic, Great Northern, Reddish Brown, and Mexican Wolves.
  • Does not describe any wolf pens.
  • Mentions two wolf parks.
  • Date: Probably written between 1930 and 1933. Researching the history of the prices at the New Thomson Hotel may help pinpoint the date of this leaflet. This leaflet's advertisement has higher prices than the previous leaflet, so I assume it was published later.
  • Owned by the Clarion State College Library (Clarion, PA) and bound with their copy of "The Lone Killer" book.

Lobo Wolves [Leaflet]

  • Two pages.
  • Includes small advertisement for the New Thomson Cafe in Kane, PA.
  • Describes 5 wolf pens, and mentions Old Idaho and the daughter of Old Three Toes.
  • Date: Definitely written after December 1933. Probably written before 1940.
  • Ownership unknown; viewed on Ebay.

The Only Lobo Wolves in the World [Leaflet]

  • Four pages.
  • Includes small advertisement for New Thomson Coffee Shop in Kane, PA.
  • Describes 9 wolf pens, and mentions Old Idaho and the daughter of Old Three Toes.
  • Date: Written between December 1933 and 1940. Handed out on September 2, 1940.
  • Owned by Kirsten Canfield.

The Only Lobo Wolves in the World [Leaflet]

  • Four pages.
  • Describes three types of Lobo Wolves - the White Arctic, Great Northern, and Tawney Wolves.
  • Describes 8 wolf pens, and mentions Achilles III (presumably dead) and Achilles IV.
  • Date: Written after December 1933.
  • Owned by John Marconi.

The Only Lobo Wolves in the World [Leaflet]

  • Four pages.
  • Describes three types of Lobo Wolves - the White Arctic, Great Northern, and Tawney Wolves.
  • Describes 9 wolf pens, and mentions Achilles III (presumably dead) and Achilles IV.
  • Date: Written after December 1933.
  • Owned by the Kane Depot.

The Only Lobo Wolves in the World [Leaflet]

  • Four pages.
  • Describes three types of Lobo Wolves - the White Arctic, Great Northern, and Tawney Wolves.
  • Describes 9 wolf pens, and mentions Achilles III (presumably dead) and Achilles IV.
  • Mentions Stanley P. Young's 1940 visit to the wolf park and his help in obtaining Dr. McCleery's mountain lions.
  • Date: Written after 1940.
  • Owned by Kirsten Canfield.

The Only Lobo Wolves in the World [Leaflet]

  • Four pages.
  • Says that there are three types of Lobo Wolves but only mentions the White Arctic, which naturalists do not consider a Lobo, but which Dr. McCleery believes to be related to the Lobo.
  • Describes 13 wolf pens, and mentions Achilles III (presumably dead) and Achilles IV.
  • Date: Written after 1933.
  • Owned by the Friends' Memorial Public Library in Kane, PA.

The Only Lobo Wolves in the World [Leaflet]

  • Four pages.
  • Says that there are three types of Lobo Wolves but only mentions the White Arctic, which naturalists do not consider a Lobo, but which Dr. McCleery believes to be related to the Lobo.
  • Describes 13 wolf pens, and mentions Achilles III (presumably dead) and Achilles IV.
  • Mentions wolf keeper Earl Jones.
  • Date: Written after 1933.
  • Owned by Kirsten Canfield.

The Only Lobo Wolves in the World [Leaflet]

  • Four pages.
  • Says that there are three types of Lobo Wolves but only mentions the White Arctic, which naturalists do not consider a Lobo, but which Dr. McCleery believes to be related to the Lobo.
  • Describes 13 wolf pens, and mentions Achilles III (presumably dead) and Achilles IV.
  • "Lobo Land USA" is stamped at the bottom; the wolf park was called "Lobo Land USA" between 1972 and 1980 in Gardiner, WA under Jack Lynch's management.
  • Date: Written after 1933 and probably before 1960.
  • Owned by the Yellowstone National Park Archives.

I'd love to see more copies of these pamphlets! If you have one you'd like to share, please feel free to contact me.