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March 16, 2023

March 16, 1923 – The Petersburg Post of the American Legion is starting a small menagerie for the benefit of the tourists. At present a large bald eagle is in a pen next to the Sanitary Market. The eagle was captured by Jess Ames after its wing had been injured by a rifle shot. The legion wants a porcupine, a bear cub, a fawn deer and other specimens of native wildlife. The Petersburg Commercial Club is very anxious to borrow films of scenes in this section for reproduction in newspapers throughout the United States. Pictures of farming scenes, dairying, lumbering, scenic or anything of intere...

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