25 Wolves From Kane Pack on Exhibition in Lancaster County [Article in Kane Republican]


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 park, which will be home to about 25 wolves - all adults, as the Kane climate is more favorable for breeding purposes. Keeper Bob Mitchell and H. V. Johnson accompanied the wolves during the move.

Dr. McCleery is now the president of the newly created "McCleery Wolf Pack Incorporated" and G. Scott Smith is the secretary and treasurer. Dr. McCleery hopes to establish several more wolf packs in the Eastern United States; the Chambers of Commerce of several large Eastern cities including Pittsburgh, PA and Akron, OH had made bids for the new park.

An excerpt from the article is quoted below.


May 3, 1930

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1, 3


The Kane Republican is available on microfilm.

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The country is to boast of another wolf pack and today a pack of wolves are howling in populace Eastern Pennsylvania, exactly forty-seven miles from the Philadelphia City Hall. The new pack will consist of about twenty-five wolves of different families taken from the famous McCleery pack, of this place.

The site of the new park is at Black Horse High Point on the Lincoln highway, nine miles west of Coatesville, Pa., and two miles east of Gap, Lancaster county. The park has been in course of construction for the past six weeks and the surroundings resemble the McCleery pack, on the Smethport road. The park site is the highest point on the Lincoln highway, in Eastern Pennsylvania, the altitude being 850 feet. A beautiful native stone arch marks the park entrance.

The park was constructed by Kane men, C. A. Carlson and Son, having had the contract for putting up the park proper and grading and Carl Swanseen the stone work.

The Lincoln Highway is boulevarded and of four car-width for a number of miles on each side of the park. The tourist traffic is great on this stretch of highway.

Martin T. Carroll, of Spruce street, Kane, will manage the pack and will go to the park early next week to assume his duties.

During the week a charter was issued by the Secretary of the Commonwealth for a corporation to be known as McCleery Wolf Pack Incorporated, which permits the newly formed company to establish wolf packs and to breed wolves for exhibition purposes. Dr. E. H. McCleery is president of the corporation and G. Scott Smith, secretary and treasurer. It is the plan of the corporation to establish several wolf packs in the eastern section of the United States just as soon as the wolf supply will permit.