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Group of boxers and their fans, pictured in front of Billy Shannon's Villa, San Rafael, California, circa 1910 [photograph]
Polland, Walter Scott, 1904-1982
Date Created and/or Issued
circa 1910
Publication Information
Marin County Free Library. Anne T. Kent California Room Collection
Contributing Institution
Marin County Free Library
Boxing - Billy Shannon's Villa, San Rafael, c.1895-1912
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Pictured are ten men in front of Billy Shannon's Villa, in San Rafael, California, circa 1910. From about 1906 to 1914, Shannon's Villa was a saloon and training facility located on a triangular lot at the west end of 4th Street. Shannon was a former amateur lightweight champion who later turned professional. He operated the Villa as a combination restaurant-bar and training camp, which held a small ring featuring popular exhibition prizefights. Pictured, standing left to right, are: Grant Gorman; Billy Shannon; and George Sharkey. Pictured, seated left to right, are: George Schrieder; Ben Smith; Bob Shand; Van Gorman; George Proctor; Frankie Burns; and Frankie Smith.
1 photographic print
csrcl_ 256
Shannon, Billy
San Rafael (Calif.)
Marin County (Calif.)

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