A customer at Brownie’s Dog Boutique and I were chatting about Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach and she mentioned an old article from the 1980s that listed all the historical treasures of downtown Daytona Beach’s Riverfront Park – the park where Brownie the Town Dog of Daytona Beach was laid to rest.
As she described this article from the Daytona Beach News Journal, I realized that I had it in the Brownie archives and I hadn’t posted it.
The article was written by Tom Tucker and actually appeared in the Daytona Beach News-Journal on June 24, 1995. It was a huge two page spread, so I had to take several pictures to cover it all. I will try to get better copies at another time.
Brownie, of course, is mentioned, and his photo is featured prominently, but the magic of this article is the list of all the historic sites within the currently horribly underused Riverfront Park.
I hope that posting this article will encourage people to explore the park and find these gems.
Sadly, many of our historical treasures have been lost in the 22 years since the article appeared in print. As part of this Brownie project, I hope to take pics of each of the remaining gems and post them on browniethetowndog.org.
If you take any photos of some historical gems in the park, please post to the Brownie the Town Dog Facebook page.