A charming and unusually exuberant item from the editorial page. (Lou Dillon was a harness race horse that had set the world's record by trotting a mile in two minutes the year earlier. James Jeffries was the heavyweight boxing champion at the time.)

For more, see this later post.

We have our Burbank, nothing can touch our hops. Lou Dillon was born and raised in this city, and now a Sonoma county boy wants to go against Jim Jeffries.

Oh, this is the greatest all-round county on earth!
- Press Democrat, September 15, 1904


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