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Keen-eyed Adair Countian Got Bear With Basketball

This article first appeared in issue 16, and was written by Ed Waggener.

No bears have sighted here on the south side of Indy. But you might want to know about Jim Richards, the old bear hunter (truth be known, he only sights them now-wouldn't kill for anything).

When Jim was only 18, he came north to Indiana. He found a bear on the north side of Indianapolis, where the Indiana State Fairgrounds is now located.

I believe he threw a basketball to get that bear. The Indiana Bear Association said the critter may have traveled from the south.

The bear was pink and white. My daughter, Beverly Sue Embree, still has the stuffed bear.

Granted, Jim Richards is a mite older and might have lost some of his quickness with the basketball, but he is one sharp-eyed man and wold let you know if there are any bears around Bowling Green!

Jean (Waggener) Cravens


It is sure good to know that the Blue Ribbon Bear Board's operatives are alert in Indiana - and Bowling Green. Thanks too, for the report on this great man of Garlin.

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