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Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

Lobo Wolves Photograph Collection

Route 6 (1929-1972) - Page 2

In the early 1900s, during the United States and Canadian governments' campaign to exterminate wolves from the American wilderness, Dr. E. H. McCleery of Kane, Pennsylvania purchased more than 20 live wolves from the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains (which he called "lobo wolves"). His "wolf farm," where he raised, bred, and exhibited his wolves for 41 years, became a popular tourist destination and ultimately saved the subspecies from extinction. 

Between 1929 and 1962 Dr. McCleery kept his wolves at a park along Route 6, five miles east of Kane. He also kept other animals at the park, which are showcased in this gallery.

Read all about the Route 6 wolf park here.