Wild Animals on New York Streets

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Wild Animals on New York Streets

In 1874 a noted New York newspaper published a story that had citizens running scared.

It seems that the zoo cages in Central Park were so badly constructed and in such disrepair, that wild animals were now roaming the streets, preying on the people.

The citizens of New York began to arm themselves, taking care that they never went outside without a gun.

The constant danger kept many women and those who were disabled inside, hopefully away from danger.

This is the story of The New York Zoo Hoax and how it affected a community.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

Nancy Hardin is a highly experienced writer and author. A retired journalist, she is also a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother with a wealth of experience in many fields. In addition, she is a retiree veteran, having spent many years in the Women’s Army Corps. She is also an experienced ghostwriter and you can see more about her skills at the The Writers’Door. YOu can visit Nancy’s website here and discover more of her work at this site.

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  1. That’s incredible. Not only the hoax, but that a publisher would take advantage of his paper that way. No doubt I would have been one of those who missed the last line of the article. As for his fiance and her family–the PIANO? Oh my!

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