Photo: National Park Service
By Julie Cart
Los Angeles Times (MCT)
LOS ANGELES — A lone gray wolf that authorities have been tracking for months in southern Oregon crossed the state line into northern Siskiyou County this week, becoming the first wolf known to be at large in California since 1924.
The radio collar on the young male, known to biologists as OR7, indicated that it crossed into the state around noon Wednesday. Authorities say the animal is in "dispersal" mode, wandering the rugged California-Oregon border to define a home range and searching for other wolves to establish a pack.
"Whether one is for it or against it, the entry of this lone wolf into California is a historic event and result of much work by the wildlife agencies in the West," said Fish and Game Director Charlton H. Bonham. "If the gray wolf does establish a population in California, there will be much more work to do here."
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John White Geary
(December 30, 1819 – February 8, 1873) was an American lawyer, politician, Freemason, and a Union general in the American Civil War. He was the final alcalde and first mayor of San Francisco, a governor of the Kansas Territory, and the 16th governor of Pennsylvania.
Geary was born near Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania, in Westmoreland County—in what is today the Pittsburgh metropolitan area. He was the son of Richard Geary, an ironmaster and schoolmaster, and Margaret White, a native of Maryland. Starting at the age of 14, he attended nearby Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, studying civil engineering and law, but was forced to leave before graduation due to the death of his father, whose debts he assumed. He worked at a variety of jobs, including as a surveyor and land speculator in Kentucky, earning enough to return to college and graduate in 1841. He worked as a construction engineer for the Allegheny Portage Railroad. In 1843, he married Margaret Ann Logan, with whom he had several sons, but she died in 1853. Geary then married the widowed Mary Church Henderson in 1858 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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