In the Brownie Museum, I post articles and photographs from my personal Brownie research and from those stored at the Halifax Historical Society Museum.
Eventually, the goal is to have ALL things Brownie posted online and hopefully they will become a book.
Each post shows the original article (which you can easily enlarge to read) and my notes. These note call out some of the people mentioned in the article, who they were and why they are important. I also note what is still around today and what can be visited or what needs further research.
If you are interested in helping out on this project, please say hello.
The Brownie Timeline
- 1939: Brownie shows up on Beach Street and begins hanging around the Daytona Cab Company.
- May 8, 1944: How Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach got a bank account and dog house
- February 13, 1949: A Valentine for Brownie, the aging Canine patriarch of Daytona dogdom
- January 1951: Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach appears in Our Dumb Animals
- December 27, 1951: A Christmas Poem – and a Dollar – is Left for Brownie
- May 11, 1952: Brownie has heart worms again; Needs money.
- August 11, 1953: Brownie feeling might low; Hospitalized with Bronchitis
- August 19, 1953: Brownie in hospital again due to Bronchitis, funds are very low
- October 5, 1954: Brownie’s sick, but pals plan for his future.
- November 1, 1954: Brownie’s Obituary appears in Daytona Beach News-Journal
- November 2, 1954: Many a dampened eye as Brownie is Buried in Riverfront Park.
- January 6, 1955: All Florida Magazine publishes Brownie doesn’t live here anymore.
- June 1955: A Birdbath instead of a Grave Stone?
- January 4, 1956: A Good Dog Marker is Laid on Brownie’s Grave
- July 16-31, 1987: Brownie is profiled in Daytona Today
- May 3, 1994: After being buried under sod for years, Brownie’s grave is rediscovered.
- March 19, 2017: Brownie Appears in the Daytona Beach News-Journal’s “Today in History”