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Photo: Brownie eating ice cream out a cigar box in the 1950s

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

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Mid-1990s: Former Town Dog Left a Legacy of Goodwill

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

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January 1951: Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach appears in Our Dumb Animals

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

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Eulogy Recalls Honored “Brownie”: An ode to the Post Office Brownie

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

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Photo: Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach’s Dog House.

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.