On April 21, 2018, Mark Lane wrote a wonderful column on Brownie’s new statue and memorial.
This photo was recently discovered by Sue Phifer. She posted it on Facebook. Here father took the photo is the early 1950s. It looks like Brownie (who died a few years later) was eating ice cream out of a cigar box. There appears to be an ice cream cone next to the cigar box. Interestingly,… Continue reading Photo: Brownie eating ice cream out a cigar box in the 1950s
It’s quite amazing that a beloved, stray dog getting a bath would make the news, but that’s what happened. The cab drivers arranged to give Brownie a bath and tied a red Christmas bow around his neck. I’m sure he and the Beach Street shoppers enjoyed it!
This photo, taken on November 1, 1954, shows Brownie being taken from a cab by pallbearers to his grave site. The cab drivers of the Daytona Cab Company drove Brownie’s body from the Rawlings Veterinary Hospital to his final resting place.
In the 40s, taxi cab drivers sold Brownie the Town Dog postcards to raise money for Brownie’s care. Today, a very kind local family dropped off a copy of this postcard. They bought it from a vintage store and it appears that they had a few that they numbered and sold individually. Note that the… Continue reading The Brownie Postcard from the 40s
Back in the 90s, when Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach’s grave was rediscovered, Vince Clarida, who actually knew Brownie, wrote a column for the Halifax Historical Society newsletter. This column was eventually shortened and used for a Brownie pamphlet that is still available at the Halifax Museum. Various shortened versions of this column… Continue reading Mid-1990s: Former Town Dog Left a Legacy of Goodwill
Back in September, I wrote a post about “Our Dumb Animals”, a publication that was mentioned in an article in “Daytona Today”. The author said that “Our Dumb Amimals” published a story about Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona in the “mid-50s”. After lots of searching, here is the article! It was published in January… Continue reading January 1951: Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach appears in Our Dumb Animals
This is another find in a folder marked “Animals” in the Halifax Historical Museum. Brownie is called “Pet of Daytona Beach” and it’s dated 1949.
I’m not certain where this article was printed. I found it in a file marked “Animals” in the Halifax Historical Museum. Brownie the Post Office Mascot was not as famous as Brownie the Town Dog, but he had many similarities to Town Dog Brownie. He lived 15 years on Beach Street. He had a bank… Continue reading Eulogy Recalls Honored “Brownie”: An ode to the Post Office Brownie
Brownie’s dog house was built by the cab drivers at the the Daytona Cab Company. You can read about it here. Originally, it was built out of cardboard boxes, but after Brownie was hospitalized in 1944, the cab drivers built him a real wooden dog house. Over the years, a wooden box and other handmade… Continue reading Photo: Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach’s Dog House.