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Pennsylvania Lion or Panther & Felis Catus in Pennsylvania? by Henry W. Shoemaker

Pennsylvania Lion or Panther & Felis Catus in Pennsylvania?


Pennsylvania Lion or Panther & Felis Catus in Pennsylvania? by Henry W. Shoemaker

This Metalmark volume combines two of Henry W. Shoemaker's pamphlets, both published by Shoemaker's Times Tribune Co., which also published his newspaper, the Altoona Tribune. Pennsylvania Lion or Panther, published in 1914, provides a narrative look into the history and romance of Pennsylvania's mountain lion. Hunting lore and legends mix with local and natural history and Shoemaker's musings on the disappearance of this once prevalent animal. The pages are dedicated to J. T. Rothrock, whose description of the mountain lion's haunting cry graces the pages of this text. The second pamphlet, Felis Catus in Pennsylvania?, gathers reports of the 1922 capture of a wildcat in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which many speculated was a European wildcat.

About the Author

Henry W. Shoemaker (1880 1958) was the author of more than twenty volumes of popular Pennsylvania literary folklore and numerous narrative volumes about Pennsylvania s disappearing wildlife during the first half of the twentieth century. He also served as Pennsylvania s first state folklorist from 1948 to 1956.

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Publication date

15th March 2007


Henry W. Shoemaker

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Metalmark Books an imprint of Pennsylvania State University Press


88 pages


Folklore, myths & legends



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