Dr. McCleery Lobo Wolves Digital Archive

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  • Tags: The 1950s

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A wolf head taxidermy of Dr. McCleery's wolf named Achilles. This taxidermy is on display at the Kane Area High School in Kane, PA. Achilles was donated to the Kane Area High School by the Jones family. The case and plaque were donated by the class of 2007. A transcription of the plaque can be found…
Date: 1954

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This photograph depicts a coyote standing on a large rock in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. Two other photos that Aneta Johnson donated have the date 1952 written on the back, so I assume this photo was taken the same year.
Date: 1952

This article describes how Dr. E. H. McCleery became interested in wolves, beginning with an account of Theodore Roosevelt's speech to the Princeton Gun Club (of which McCleery was president) which inspired him to travel to the Yukon where he encountered his first wild wolf. Since then, the United…
Date: March 1958

An interview with David Johnson who, during one of his visits to the wolf park in the late 1950s, helped an employee carry buckets of water for the wolves, and was given a silver dollar for his work.

The text in square brackets was added by the interviewer for clarity.
Date: September 30, 2015

Letter from Dr. E. H. McCleery to John L. Cliff, editor of the Kane Republican newspaper, in which Dr. McCleery requests that Cliff hold off on publishing a recently-drafted article about the sale of his wolves until such a sale is certain, and offers to pay for the involved expense. Dr. McCleery…
Date: July 20, 1959

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

Letter from Oliver F. W. Cromwell VIII, a real estate broker in Yonkers, NY, to Dr. E. H. McCleery. Cromwell offers to act as a negotiator between Dr. McCleery and a potential buyer, and mentions last hearing from Dr. McCleery in 1956 at which time Dr. McCleery was not ready to sell his lobo wolves.…
Date: June 30, 1959

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This photograph depicts a lobo wolf lying in the grass in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. The year 1952 is written on the back of the photo.
Date: 1952

This humorous article describes Dr. E. H. McCleery's hobby of raising a pack of lobo wolves, the history of the wolf pack (Dr. McCleery first became interested in wolves on a big game hunt before 1900 with the late J. P. Morgan), the psychology of the wolves, the culling of the wolf pack (Dr.…
Date: February/March 1950

A memory submitted by Donna Close Murray regarding her visit to the wolf park in the 1950s and her writing of a screenplay called "The Doctor's Wolves."
Date: March 22, 2014

A memory submitted by Terry Taylor about a family visit to see the lobo wolves in the 1950s.
Date: December 19, 2014

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This photograph depicts a mountain lion in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA.
Date: 1953

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This photograph depicts a mountain lion (identified as a panther) standing on a large metal box in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. Two other photos that Aneta Johnson donated have the date 1952 written on the back, so I assume this photo was…
Date: 1952

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This photograph depicts a mountain lion (identified as a panther) which appears to be drinking from a bucket in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. Two other photos that Aneta Johnson donated have the date 1952 written on the back, so I assume…
Date: 1952

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This book lists prominent Pennsylvania residents along with their biographical information and accomplishments. Dr. E. H. McCleery is profiled for his accomplishments with the lobo wolves. Also described are his family, history of prospecting for gold in Alaska, experience with wild mustangs,…
Date: 1958

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This photograph depicts two wolves in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. "Kane, Penn Wolves" is written on the photograph.
Date: 1953

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This photograph depicts two wolves in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA.
Date: 1953

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This photograph depicts a wolf lying down in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA. The year 1952 is written on the back of the photo.
Date: 1952

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This photograph depicts a wolf in a pen at Dr. McCleery's lobo wolf park, located along Route 6 five miles east of Kane, PA.
Date: 1953