Alberton Pioneer Newspaper March 7, 1877
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On Monday the 5th while Mr. Stephen Jeffery of Lot Three was in the woods his dog discovered a bear which had taken up its winter quarters under the roots of a large tree that had blown down. Mr. Jeffery having cleared away the roots and bush found a she bear with 2 cubs. The two cubs were taken by Mr. Jeffery to be raised by him.