Monday, May 23, 2011

Unloading Elk, 1926

Photos courtesy of the Boston Public Library, Leslie Jones Collection

In February, 1926, large numbers of elk began arriving on the Nemasket Elk Range, transported from the Middleborough railroad depot in enclosed trucks.  The first two photos capture antler-less bucks being unloaded, their horns having been removed for the safety of the animal during transport.  The man on the right appears to be Percy R. Jones.  Does were brought in groups to the range, as illustrated by the remaining images.


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