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1912: ‘Pit’ Bulldog Muzzle Ordinance, Chicago, IL

Interesting Local News Items The Day Book September 17, 1912 Library of Congress David Rosen, 911 S. Wood st., and David Alschuler, grocer, 1138 S. Morgan st., arrested for not muzzling their bull dogs. $25 and costs. The bulldog of … Continue reading

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1906: University of Illinois Bans ‘Pit’ Bulldogs from Campus and Urges Urbana and Champaign to Pass Ordinances Banning the Breed

Archive articles brought to you by the Pit Bull Attacks and Dogfighting in Illinois blog. Council Bars Bull Dogs Daily Illini (University of Illinois) January 25, 1906 Council Bars Bull Dogs A Rule is Passed Forbidding Them on the Campus … Continue reading

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1892 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Herman Kronkaw

June 1892, Cook County, IL Herman Kronkaw, 2 Fatal dog attack involving bulldog (pit bull-type) View related map Terrible Attack by a Dog on an Infant Little Herman Kronkaw the 2-year old son pf Charles Kronkaw, a car coupler on … Continue reading

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1911 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – John Doe Yearwood

May 1911, Jefferson County, IL John Doe Yearwood, 4 Fatal dog attack involving bulldog (pit bull-type) View related map BULLDOG INJURES BOY Mount Vernon, Ill. May 8 — A savage bulldog attacked the 4-year old son of Robert Yearwood and … Continue reading

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1896: Call to Ban ‘Murderous Bulldog’ Chicago

The Murderous Bulldog Daily Inter Ocean June 6, 1896 The Murderous Bulldog. Within the past two weeks three causes, additional to the multitude theretofore existing, have been assigned in favor of the passage of an act prohibitory of the keeping … Continue reading

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1905 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Yvonne Davis

June 1905, Cook County, IL Yvonne Davis, < 2 Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) The Richmond Planet August 26, 1905 Library of Congress A Mad Bulldog Kills Baby Girl ——- The Vicious Beast Had Been a Playfellow ——- SHOOK … Continue reading

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1912 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Ignatz Obolhusky

June 1912, Cook County, 1912 Ignatz Obolhusky, < 1 Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) View related map Ignatz Obolhusky, 8 months, badly bitten by bulldog owned by F. Vellack in rear of home 965 Milwaukee ave. Will die. – … Continue reading

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1901 Fatal Pit Bull Attack – Martha Baxter

August 1901, Sangamon County, IL Martha A. Baxter, Adult Fatal dog attack: bulldog (pit bull-type) See related map Fatally Torn by Bulldog Springfield, Ill., Aug. 15 — Mrs. Martha A. Baxter, with of former Sheriff Baxter and state president of … Continue reading

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