Pomfret in Windham County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Putnam and The Wolf
Following her tracks through one day and night in
the early snow of December 1742 to the Connecticut
River and back, the early settlers of this region here
discovered the den of the She Wolf that had for years
devastated their flocks and had so far eluded all attempts
at capture after all other methods had failed. With both
servant and dog held back, Israel Putnam, 70 of
whose sheep had been slaughtered at 10 o‘clock at
night, with a rope tied to his feet, first with a torch,
again with a musket, entered this cave, and by the
light of her angry eyes, shot and killed the marauder
and entering a third time, dragged forth the body
of the last wolf in Connecticut.
This tablet is presented to the Elizabeth-Porter Putnam Chapter of the
Daughters of the American Revolution, by the Colonel Daniel Putnam
Association INC. and their friends to preserve the memory of an act of
courage and of public service by a young farmer who was in later years to win fame as a wise leader,a brave fighter, and a National Hero.
“He dared to lead where others dared to follow”
Erected by the Colonel Daniel Putnam Association INC, Daughters of the American
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. 41° 50.498′ N, 71° 59.093′ W. Marker is in Pomfret, Connecticut, in Windham County. Marker can be reached from Wolf Den Drive. Touch for map. The marker is located on the Blue Trail in Mashamoquet Brook State Park. Drive 0.6 miles south on the paved Wolf Den Drive to the Park Office at #147. It is 1.5 miles south on the unpaved Wolf Den Drive to the trailhead and another 0.2 miles on the Blue Trail to the marker. Marker is in this post office area: Pomfret Center CT 06259, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pomfret (approx. 1.4 miles away); Putnam Wolf Den (approx. 1.7 miles away); Brooklyn (approx. 4.1 miles away); Israel Putnam (approx. 4.1 miles away); Killingly (approx. 5.8 miles away); Killingly Civil War Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); Killingly World War II Monument (approx. 5.9 miles away); Christopher Lee Hoskins (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pomfret.
Also see . . .
1. Putnam Wolf Den. (Submitted on April 2, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
2. Putnam and The Wolf. (Submitted on April 2, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Animals •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 2, 2018, by Alan M. Perrie of Unionville, Connecticut. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.