And you thought pheasant was the only game in Clontarf…

From the April 6, 1888 edition of the Swift County Monitor:

A young man, John Kenna of Clontarf was in the village Thursday exhibiting a specimen of a lynx which he caught and killed on the prairie a few weeks ago.

This is the son of the John Kenna who drowned in Tara (read the story here.)

Have there been any lynx sightings in the Clontarf area recently?

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3 responses to “And you thought pheasant was the only game in Clontarf…

  1. Anne Schirmer

    Historical Notes – Swift Co. Monitor – Fri. Dec. 23, 1910 (100 yrs. ago)
    The four -year-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. William Kenna died at their home in the town(ship) of Tara on Wednesday morning. The little girl had been ill but for a short time with whooping cough and other complications. The funeral services were held from the Catholic Church at Clontarf yesterday. Rev. Fr. Kenny officiating. This is the fourth child that Mr. & Mrs. Kenna have lost in three years. The sympathy of the community is extended to them in this hour of great trial.

  2. Jim Egeland

    Tough times in those days1

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