Pennsylvania Game Commissioner Coleman B. Sober, circa 1910.
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Credit: From Henry Shoemaker, Pennsylvania Deer and Their Horns Reading Pa.: Faust Pub. Co., 1915.

A successful lumberman renowned for his prowess with a gun, Lewisburg's Coleman Sober helped lead the movement of Pennsylvania hunters who in the late 1880s looked to the state for protection of Pennsylvania's disappearing wildlife. Sober also ran one of the world's most productive chestnut tree orchards before the Chestnut blight struck Irish Valley in the early 1910s and killed all of his trees.

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