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Exhibit item: Great Attraction at the Iowa Hill Amphitheatre: Panther and Bear Fight, [featuring] the Celebrated Grizzly Bear [named] Lola Montes. Poster, 18--

Exhibit item:
Great Attraction at the Iowa Hill Amphitheatre: Panther and Bear Fight, [featuring] the Celebrated Grizzly Bear [named] Lola Montes
Poster, 18--

Lola later sold her bear to an Iowa Hill entertainment company.

Quotation:
"Lola and Her Pet"
FRANK SOULE
Marysville Herald, February 11,1854

"One day when the season was drizzly,
And outside amusements were wet,
Fair Lola paid court to her grizzly,
And undertook patting her pet.

But, ah, it was not the Bavarian,
Who softened so under her hand,
No ermined king octogenarian,
But Bruin, coarse cub of the land.

So all her caresses combatting,
He crushed her white, slender hand flat,
Refusing his love to her patting,
As she refused hers to Pat.

Oh, had her bear been him whose glory
And title were won on the field,
Less bloodless hap ended this story,
More easy her hand had been Heald!

But since she was bitten by Bruin,
The question is anxiously plied;
Not if tis the Countess's ruin,
But whether poor bear has died?"

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