Tom Eblen

August 26, 2014

Tom Eblen: The anniversary of the last passenger pigeon, a bird that once filled Kentucky's skies

One hundred years ago next week, a bird named Martha dropped dead in her cage at the Cincinnati Zoo. She was the last known passenger pigeon, a breed that just a few decades earlier had been the most numerous bird in America.

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About Tom Eblen

Tom Eblen


Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.