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1875: Pet wolf raids restaurant's kitchen

Robert H. Price, proprietor of the St. James restaurant, 211 N. Main Street, Hannibal, kept a pet wolf in a shed adjoining his kitchen, according to the Feb. 4, 1875 edition of the Hannibal Clipper.

The wolf made his escape from his prison through the window into the kitchen, “and in less time than it takes to tell it, that wolf had cleaned that kitchen out and was monarch of all he surveyed. After a time he retreated to the cellar where at length he was recaptured.”

Trivia quiz: What popular Hannibal business is located in the old St. James restaurant building?

Answer: Java Jive

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