Thursday, August 13, 2009

Archives reveal why we don't have goats anymore...

While sifting through our archives of early Log Cabin Village history , I found this very interesting newsletter clipping. While the clipping does not state what newspaper it came from, it is probably from the Fort Worth Star Telegram. The clipping is dated January 21, 1970:

Vandals shoot goat in Log Cabin Village

Gun - toting vandals have spread their misery from Forest Park Zoo to Log Cabin Village in the park.

Village Curator Elizabeth Erie told The Press today that a baby Angora goat was found shot to death when employees reported to work. It's the second such happening in two weeks.

The goats, so gentle they walk in and out of the Village offices, have been hand-raised. "But we can't have this any more," the curator said. She said she will try to find homes for them where they will be safe. Anyone interested in giving homes to one or more of the four mothers and three baby goats may call her at WA 6-5881.

She said large-caliber guns apparently were used both times. The one found today had been shot in the side.

City Council recently approved a 3000-foot fence for the zoo where vandals have killed several expensive animals in recent weeks.


Anonymous said...

The article is from The Fort Worth Press, a Scripps Howard newspaper published from 1900 to 1975.

Rena--Museum Educator said...

Great! Thanks for the information!