Populating Monkey Island, 1936


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Populating Monkey Island, 1936

Nathan Dauby, manager of the May Company, presented the City of Cleveland with a colony of 150 monkeys from Africa following the completion of Monkey Island in 1936. To save on the cost of feeding the island's many inhabitants during an economic crisis, the monkeys were sold by the city in the fall and replaced by a new colony each spring.


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