The Pana Meteors, champions of Illinois, play the Prickly Ash, champions of Missouri, to-day at Amateur Park.-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, June 1, 1884
I post this in honor of the Braggin' Rights basketball game that was held yesterday. Can't beat a good Illinois/Missouri game. And I don't even want to talk about the SIUC/SIUE game.
Pana, by the way, is about a hundred miles or so northeast of St. Louis, in the central part of Illinois.