Brownie Museum

January 4, 1956: “A Good Dog” marker is laid on Brownie’s grave

January 4, 1956: "A Good Dog" marker put on Brownie's grave
January 4, 1956: “A Good Dog” marker put on Brownie’s grave

Notes:

  • Brownie died on October 31, 1954. The grave marker was put on his grave on January 4, 1956. That’s about 14 months that the city commission and Daytona Beach citizens talked about how to memorialize Brownie. By this point, the “new” Brownie, at the Post Office had been living there for about a year.
  • Brownie’s bank account paid for the grave marker.
  • The cost was $70 (about $700 in today’s dollars), but the value was $125 (about $1250 in today’s dollars).
  • The grave marker was sold by P.L. Baum of the Daytona Beach Monument and Vault Company. I couldn’t find any information about either P.L. Baum or the Daytona Beach Monument and Vault Company in my quick Google search.
  • The most interesting piece of information is that the grave marker is 10 inches thick! You can’t tell that by looking at it today.

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