David [Gilrye Muir]
Wild, or passenger pigeons are remembered by many of the old residents of this state. In their boyhood many men who are now old and gray haired hunted these birds, They suddenly disappeared, however, and have been long thought to have become extinct. The Hartfort Press of last week has the following to say in regard to a flock seen near that city: "Harry Malloy, of the town of Erin, witnessed a sight Tuesday that is unique in this generation, a flock of passenger pigeons. They came from the northeast and were flying southwest, apparently going to the swamp where, Mr. Malloy says he has been told, they bad their haunts years ago, and where the settlers used to go at night and kill them with clubs."[illegible]05529
Pacific Grove, Calif.
1913 Sep 6
Original letter dimensions: 25 x 20.5 cm.
Reel 21, Image 0722
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