Golden Gate Park

  San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco California Feb 2, 1891 A BIG BUFFALO BULL On His Way to Golden Gate Park Born and Raised on a Farm in Kansas He is a Splendid Specimen of His Kind – Labeling the Rare Trees A big bull bison is on his way to Golden Gate Park. He comes all the way from Garden City Kansas where he was born and raised on a buffalo farm run by one Jones. He that is the – bison is four years old and or the genuine simon pure breed, his immediate predecessors having roamed the … Read more

1924

  << Previous Next >> The Anaconda Standard Anaconda, Montana Jan. 1, 1924 FENCE IS BLOWN DOWN BUT BUFFALO STAND PAT Tom Gundry, keeper and watchman of the buffalo herd at Columbia gardens, narrowly escaped a strenuous hunt during yesterday’s cold. The fence surrounding the buffalo inclosure was torn to the ground by the high wind at the gardens yesterday and the four animals faced the whole world for the first time in years without a barrier: But they did not leave their domicile and the three meals furnished them in a warm barn to be alone in the world, and … Read more

Catalina Island Bison

Oh, the mystery since 1924!! Mysterious Catalina Island Bison herd was formed from Yellowstone National Park Bison in 1924 Until I have proof that says otherwise, I think the original bison came from Yellowstone Park, after the filming of ‘The Thundering Herd.” If DNA testing is correct today, (meaning advancements are being made) it should tell us whether or not the cattle genes in the present herd came from Texas or not. The Sherwin Ranch of Colorado who sent bison there in 1934, previously tried crossing them with cattle.  A few years ago I searched into the now Catalina Island Conservancy … Read more

Antelope Island

  Antelope Island was named in memory, for all the antelope killed there by soldiers, guided by Kit Carson.   Rumor has it, somewhere in Texas, he (Bill Glassman) found 12 buffalo to put on display.  (start of his herd?)   March 9 1890 BUFFALO The representation of Buffalo Park is real, and shows the actual appearance of our Buffalo Herd now on the ground. The Utah Buffalo and Zoological Garden, of which Buffalo Jones is Manager, now own 100 head of Buffalo, 20 half-breed Buffalo,  13 Deer, 10 Elk, 12 Antelope, 9 Moose, 2 wild Ponies, captured on the plains … Read more

1904

<< Previous  Next>>  C.A. Kendrick Buffalo At Water / The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750–1920 By Andrew C. Isenberg (extract) Although some ranchers continued to experiment with crossbreeding bison and cattle well into the 20th century, most found that the way to profit from the bison was to sell them – or more accurately, the right to hunt them – to wealthy sport hunters. In 1902, a rancher in Montana allowed to sport hunters to kill six of his bison bulls – for a price. Later, one of those hunters, Howard Eaton, acquired a number of bison … Read more

1895

<< Previous  Next>> The Wichita Daily Eagle Wichita, Kansas Feb 2 1895 KILLING THE BISON HERDS OF BUFFALO BUTCHERING AND WIPED OUT OF EXISTENCE IN A FEW MONTHS Hundreds of Thousands Slaughtered In a Couple of Years After the Hunting Became General- Story of the Chase and Battle in the Gorge. Before the Northern Pacific railroad had crossed the continent west of the Missouri river this section of the country bounded by that river on the east and the Rockies on the west and stretching from the Platte, in Nebraska, northward to the British line, was the greatest stamping ground … Read more

Texas Bison History

Buffalo Jumps -Texas  Charles Goodnight Bison Herd Pages: 1 2 3 A metal arrow point from a long-ago bison hunt still stuck in a centuries-old bison vertebrae found in the Texas panhandle. http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/bison-skeleton-in-burnet-county-up-to-700-years-ol/npG9K/#modal-8356379   Bison – Buffalo Timeline for Texas Early: 25-30 million bison on the Plains.1500’s An estimated 30 to 60 million bison living in North America.1535 – At last the end of 35 days, Coronado determined to send his army home and take a special squad of 20 horsemen  and  go  on  to the wonderful  country  of  which  the  Turk  had  spoken  and  called  Quvsira,  and  which  the  local  Indians  said  was … Read more

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon Grand Canyon, It has been a locale for human use and occupation for millennia, with ruins and artifacts from inhabitants dating back nearly 12,000 years, In the early 1800s, trappers and expeditions sent by the U.S. government began to explore and map the canyon. It was first afforded Federal protection in 1893 as a Forest Reserve and later a National Monument, achieving National Park in 1919. http://www.history.com/topics/grand-canyon   http://www.arizona-leisure.com/grand-canyon-history.html   The Grand Canyon has been home to Native Americans for thousands of years. About 10,000 years ago, paleo-hunters were known to have hunted big game throughout the … Read more

C.J. Jones -“Buffalo Jones”

Grand Canyon Bison Herd- Started by Jones Yellowstone Park Charles Jesse Jones “Buffalo Jones” was born in 1844, in Illinois, the firstborn of twelve kids. He attended college for two years until he became sick with typhoid fever.  1866 (22 years old) he moved to Kansas to work in the fruit tree nursery business. In 1869 he got married to  Martha Walton, and planted hedge and fruit trees. They had 4 kids (2 boys died)  and moved west, to north-central Kansas. In 1872 he moved to what is now Osborne county, on 160 acres, with his wife and only child.  … Read more

1912

<< Previous  Next>> The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 14 1912 BROOKLYNITES TAKE LEAD IN GAME PRESERVATION Prof. Franklin Hooper is president of National Bison Association PLAN HERD FOR NEW YORK Many Persons Prominent on Long Island Belong to Society That Fosters Animals. It came out at the annual meeting of the American Bison Society, held at the American Museum of Natural History, in Manhattan, on Thursday last, that as a result of the efforts of the society, the number of bison in existence has increased from 1,300 to 2,750 in a period of four years. Professor Franklin W. Hooper, director … Read more