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[Photograph 2012.201.B0359B.0474]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Photo shows two circus lions being loosed on a small island in the Mississippi near Commerce, Mo., by Denver Wright of St. Louis, who had bought the lions in order to stage a synthetic lion hunt. The hunt however ended when the lions were shot by a local deputy sheriff armed with a sub-machine gun."
Date: October 17, 1932
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society