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

Bison Wool

Bison Wool-Down Utilizing Short Carded ‘Down”  Prime Grade In situations where it is found that the cleaned fiber is too short to draw through spinning equipment, short carded fiber may be blended with another fiber which can act as a carrier to draw the buffalo fiber through spinning machinery. The choice of this carrier will determine the quality of the finished product. – A blend of buffalo with alpaca and/or llama makes a stronger, slightly coarser yarn that is excellent for children’s and men’s wear such as mittens, socks, or slippers. On a finer basis, a blend with silk makes an excellent yarn for baby wear or ladies’ … Read more

Harold E. Baynes

“Buffalo Bull” “Copyright 1906, by Everett Harold Baynes, Meriden, N. H.” Original vintage lithograph postcard, 1906 On Loan From  Vintage Photographs   1905 est – Ernest Harold Baynes, exhibited a lot of Buffalo wool that had been shed by the Corbin herd. From some of this, a skein of yarn was spun by the usual method and from this, a pair of gloves had been knitted. These and the yarn were soft and felt very much like medium-grade yarn,  but were somewhat oily and emitted a strong odor which of course could have been eliminated had there been a desire … Read more

1905

<< Previous  Next>> / Evening Star Washington DC Jan 7, 1905 Written for The Evening Star. The millionaire is the wild animal’s hope. Not only in, this country, but in Europe as well, he is taking the leading part in preserving rare species threatened with extinction, such as the buffalo, the giraffe, and the Altai wapiti. In this country, a number of well-known and wealthy men are spending immense sums to preserve herds of American bison on their large country estates, which are sometimes as large as the hunting ground of a small tribe in the olden days when the … Read more

American Bison Society

In 1886, when W.T, Hornaday set out to find the specimens needed for the Smithsonian, he later wrote about his travels in acquiring those animals. You can read his words in 1887. I am sure no hunter ever started out with a longer face than I did, and then nearer we got to Montana the longer it grew. When we reached Miles City and were told by hunters, stockmen, army officers and finally a noted fur buyer that were positively “no buffalo in the country anywhere.” I know it would have measured nearly a yard. While moodily debating whether to … Read more