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OLD NEWS: How The Human Wolf earned his name in 1908 Arkansas

The July 11, 1913, Arkansas Gazette published these mugshots of Yates Standridge taken at the Little Rock Jail. (Democrat-Gazette archives)
The July 11, 1913, Arkansas Gazette published these mugshots of Yates Standridge taken at the Little Rock Jail. (Democrat-Gazette archives)


Displaced and denied their favorite prey by logging, relentlessly winnowed by hunting, a few wolves still padded quietly about Arkansas in the 1920s. Loathed, feared, they also were admired as icons of defiant, untamed Arkansas.

But