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Adams, James "Grizzly" (John Capen "Grizzly" Adams)

Born: 1807 AD
Died: 1860 AD, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Entertainers


1807 - Adams was born in Medway, Massachusetts on October 20, 1807.


1827-1850 - Spent his life in the mountain, living freely with the animals and capturing them for zoos.  He had a bear companion named Ben, who died in a zoo that Adams opened in San Francisco.


1860 - Adams died of meningitis while on tour with P.T. Barnum on October 25, 1860.


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