Bear Pits, Forest Park

Bear Pits, Forest Park St. Louis Missouri


Stock #: 26099
City: St. Louis
State: Missouri (MO)
County: St. Louis (city)
Publisher: Raul Monroe Co.
Postmark: 1952
PM City: Chicago
PM State: IL
Stamp: 4c
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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The entire zoo occupies 77 acres in forest Park. At a cost of $250,000 these famous cageless Bear Pits were built. The bears are separated from near-by spectators only by a wide moat banked by a concrete shelving which the bears cannot climb.
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