Sunday, July 13, 2008
"Manure flecked" and "mud-colored underdog" were terms applied to Willits by a nationally distributed "news"-paper about five or six years ago, when a "reporter" visited here shortly after a Frontier Days parade, all back when some attention was drawn to us by the Laura Hillenbrand book "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" and the subsequent movie. But not wanting to be saddled with the pejorative epithet again, it looks like the Scouts came to the rescue, shovels in hand. Perhaps it was good training for a political career. If you want to find out more about Seabiscuit and Ridgewood Ranch, over the mountains to the south of Willits, please visit the Seabiscuit Heritage Foundation.