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

Yellowstone

Wild Buffalo Wild Bison Before: **Protection of the Yellowstone National Park The first regular expedition to enter the region now embraced within the limits of the National Park was the Washburn party of 1870, In the summer of 1871 two parties— one under Captain J. W. Barlow, U. S. Engineers, and the other under Dr. F. V. Hayden, U. S. Geological Survey—made pretty thorough ‘ scientific explorations of the whole area. As a result of the reports made by these two parties, and largely through the influence of Dr. Hayden, the organic act of March 1, 1872, was passed, setting … Read more

1888

<< Previous  Next>> Thomas County , Kansas April 19, 1888 THE BUFFALOES FATE Extinction of the Noblest of all the American Game Animals ……It is believed that there are now only a few hundred representatives of the main the bison which, when, Fremont across the continent, roamed over our great Western plains. A few small herds have very likely escaped the notice of hunters and settlers. Nearly two years ago residence along the upper Missouri and Yellowstone rivers reported that the bison was probably extinct in that region, but later the hunting party organized by the taxidermist of the Smithsonian … Read more