This Day in Dayton, 27 September

On September 27, 1850, Raymond and Co.’s Extensive Menagerie held a one-day exhibit at Dayton, after appearing at West Point on September 24 and at Lafayette on September 25. Among the features were a living rhinoceros, or Unicorn of Holy Writ; a Great Polar or White Bear; Herr Driesbach, the Emperor of all the Lions; and a group of “Lions, Tigers, Leopards, Cougars, Panthers &c.” The exhibit was open from 1 to 4. Admission was 25 cents for adults and 15 cents for children under ten (Daily Journal, 15 Sept. 1850).

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