Animals: Uncle Sam & Elmer

Ten years before Tom Mooney went to jail, a farmer of Waterford, Conn. shot a golden eagle which had been raiding his chicken-run. The bird was only winged and the farmer took it to State Tree Warden Henry Fuller, who turned it over to Elmer Kenerson, New London's husky Superintendent of Parks. An animal-lover who knew something about veterinary science, Elmer Kenerson set the big bird's pinion, named it "Uncle Sam," built it a wooden cage 30 ft. high and 20 ft. wide around a tree in New London's wildish Riverside Park beside the...

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