Mar 10, 1859 Rockford Vicious Men and Boys Watch Dogfight

Rockford - DISGRACEFUL - There was a dog fight on the corner of State and Main streets on Tuesday evening, which drew a crowd of nearly one hundred vicious men and boys, all of whom were apparently delighted with the exhibition.  A constable attempted to separate the animals, but the crowd threatened to lynch him if he interfered, and so the dogs had their fight out.  The Rockford boys are very nice young persons, very.

Rockford Daily News (Rockford, IL) March 10, 1859, p. 2