Some articles on passenger pigeon, passenger pigeons:
... - September 1, 1914, at the Cincinnati Zoo) was the last known living passenger pigeon she was named "Martha" in honor of Martha Washington ... In 1857 an attempt was made to put the passenger pigeons of Ohio under legal protection ... The state senate was however of the opinion that the passenger pigeon was not threatened with extinction ...
Famous quotes containing the words pigeons and/or passenger:
“[Paris] is dirty. It has pigeons and black yards. The people have white skin.”
—Albert Camus (19131960)
“Every American travelling in England gets his own individual sport out of the toy passenger and freight trains and the tiny locomotives, with their faint, indignant, tiny whistle. Especially in western England one wonders how the business of a nation can possibly be carried on by means so insufficient.”
—Willa Cather (18761947)