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"High-Powered" Williams and the Custer Wolf

Series: Red Shale Reflections | Story 6

March 25, 2021

Harry P. Williams, pictured above holding his rifle, is photographed alongside an unidentified man and the carcass of the Custer Wolf, in October of 1920. The photo is from the National Archives and reprinted in Bruce Hampton's The Great American Wolf.

By Shane Dunning


"The Custer Wolf is Dead."

So began a remarkable press release dated January 17, 1921, by the US Department of Agriculture Press Service. This incredible story was picked up by hundreds of newspapers...

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