16 May 2014

Pigeons in the New York Market

The Erie railroad brought to our markets yesterday seven tons of wild pigeons. Since the pigeon season commenced, probably not less than seventy-five tons have found their way to this City, principally from the Counties of Steuben and Alleghany. The country in some places is completely covered with the migrating squadrons.

April 26, 1851. Pigeons in the market. New York Daily Tribune 11(3128): 9.