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Near Kane in McKean County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Edward H. McCleery

(1867-1962)

 
 
Dr. Edward H. McCleery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 23, 2016
1. Dr. Edward H. McCleery Marker
Inscription. A medical doctor by profession, McCleery established a wolf park nearby to breed and care for lobo wolves, a subspecies of gray wolf. Subject to a 1920s elimination program, this wolf was saved from extinction through his efforts. The park served as an education center for scientists and the public. Descendants of this pack survive in Montana and are the only bloodline of an animal that played a major role in western US ecology, history, and lore.
 
Erected 2016 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 41° 41.235′ N, 78° 43.161′ W. Marker is near Kane, Pennsylvania, in McKean County. Marker is on Grand Army of the Republic Highway (U.S. 6) one mile east of Burning Well Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kane PA 16735, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Nebo Lutheran Chapel and Cemetery (approx. 4.1 miles away); Seneca Spring (approx. 4.7 miles away); Thomas L. Kane (approx. 5 miles away); Kinzua Viaduct (approx. 8.5 miles away); First State Game Lands (approx. 12.1 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker was dedicated
Dr. Edward H. McCleery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 23, 2016
2. Dr. Edward H. McCleery Marker
Immediately after its unveiling
on July 23, 2016
 
Also see . . .
1. The Kane Lobo Wolves. (Submitted on July 23, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. THE WOLF MAN OF KANE, PENNSYLVANIA: An Historical Novel about Doctor Edward H. McCleery and His Lobo. (Submitted on July 23, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. State historical marker dedicated to ‘Wolf Man of Kane’ McCleery. July 24, 2016 article in the Kane Republican (Submitted on July 25, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Dr. Edward H. McCleery at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 25, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. EnvironmentScience & Medicine
 
Stone Archway still standing at original entrance to Wolf Park image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 23, 2016
3. Stone Archway still standing at original entrance to Wolf Park
Dr. Edward H. McCleery Marker Dedication image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, July 23, 2016
4. Dr. Edward H. McCleery Marker Dedication
Nancy Avolese, author of The Wolf Man of Kane, Pennsylvania talks about her experiences in writing her book.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2016, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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