Israel Putnam Wolf Den

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Israel Putnam Wolf Den
Israel Putnam Wolf Den in Pomfret CT.jpg
Israel Putnam Wolf Den is located in Connecticut
Israel Putnam Wolf Den
Location Pomfret, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°50′36″N 71°59′4″W / 41.84333°N 71.98444°W / 41.84333; -71.98444Coordinates: 41°50′36″N 71°59′4″W / 41.84333°N 71.98444°W / 41.84333; -71.98444
Built 1742
Governing body State
NRHP Reference # 85000949[1]
Added to NRHP May 2, 1985

Israel Putnam Wolf Den is a historic site off Wolf Den Road in Pomfret, Connecticut. At this location in 1742, Israel Putnam shot and killed Connecticut's last known wolf.[2] The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[3]

Today, the Wolf Den is part of Mashamoquet Brook State Park, a 900-acre (360 ha) Connecticut state park, with two campgrounds, hiking, fishing, swimming, and picnicking.[4]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Jill Knight Weinberger (June 2, 2002). "Touring the Quiet Corner". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  3. ^ "Israel Putnam". Connecticut Military History. Connecticut Military Department. January 29, 2004. Retrieved 2009-02-26. 
  4. ^ "Mashamoquet Brook State Park". State Parks and Forests. Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Retrieved 2013-02-05. 

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Israel Putnam narrating the capture of the wolf