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An oral interview with Keith Dillon conducted by Gwynn Thayer. Dillon, who lives in Olathe, Kansas, is a well known businessman, Greyhound breeder and trainer, and a member of the Greyhound Hall of Fame. He was born in Cedar, Kansas, graduated from high school in 1933 and business college in 1939. In that same year, he started his own kennel and trained greyhounds for the National Coursing Association. After serving in the Army during World War II, he returned to continue his interest in greyhounds. In 1950 Dillon trained and raced the "Miracle Litter" at the Mile High Kennel Club. He served as president of the National Greyhound Association in 1972 and spearheaded the building of the Greyhound Hall of Fame. He also developed an artificial lure called the Jack-A-Lure, which is used for training racing Greyhounds.

Creator: Thayer, Gwynn
Date: April 22, 2009

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Item Number: 219535
Call Number: 2010-154.01
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 219535

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