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