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House was decorated with branches of evergreen to hide the rough board walls as far as possible, which greatly improved the appearance of the place. All the buildings and yards underwent a thorough renovation during December considerable painting was done and the general appearance of things vastly improved. The Animal House has never been so free from animal odors as at present. It is greatly to be desired that the half-finished walls of the animal house may be built on up with flooring, so that the walls can be painted and made presentable; and it is also desired to paint the roof on the inside. Respectfully submitted W. T. Hornaday
William Temple Hornaday - see https://siarchives.si.edu/history/exhibits/stories/william-temple-hornaday-saving-american-bison