Colonel Dodge

Richard Irving Dodge (May 19, 1827 – June 16, 1895) was a colonel in the United States Army. Dodge was born in North Carolina and died after a long and successful career in the U.S. Army. He began as a cadet in 1844 and retired as a Colonel May 19, 1891. Dodge was Aide-De-Camp to General William Tecumseh Sherman from 1881–1882. In the second publishing of his memoirs General Sherman wrote, “… the vacancy made by Colonel McCook was filled by Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Irving Dodge, Twenty-third Infantry then serving at a cantonment on the Upper Canadian—an officer who had performed cheerfully and well a … Read more

1913

<< Previous  Next>> / / Wichita Daily Times Wichita Falls, Texas Jan 14 1913 New Herd of Bison of Interest to Scientists WASHINGTON –Government scientists in Washington displayed real interest in a dispatch from Winnipeg a few days ago, announcing that Harry V Radford, the American explorer had discovered more than 350 (? 850) wild buffalo in the Slave lake district of the Hudson Bay country. The wild buffalo of the American plains are gone and nothing remains of them save a few museum and zoological park specimens. Outside of the national zoological park in Washington, the Bronx Zoo, in … Read more

Wood Bison

Most all Wood Bison are in Canada  (Bison bison athabascae) [Changed to Bos bison athabascae from Bison bison athabascae to align with Nature Serve 2005]   In 1772, when Samuel Hearne became the first European to travel into the subarctic region southeast of Great Slave Lake, probably 150,000 or more wood buffalo inhabited the boreal forest to the south and west.  The relative isolation of the district and the small number of interlopers discouraged radical change there. How, then, is one to account for the near extinction of the wood buffalo?  During severe winters of deep snow, exacerbated by cyclical … Read more