I am starting a series of posts about other historic dogs that are associated with towns and cities. Our first is Patsy Ann, the Official Greeter of Juneau, Alaska. Patsy Ann was a deaf Bull Terrier who knew when ships were arriving into Juneau’s harbor before anyone else. She watched over Juneau, Alaska from 1929-1942.… Continue reading Historic Dog: Patsy Ann (1929-1942), Official Greeter of Juneau, Alaska
I got word yesterday that the City of Daytona Beach is moving along on the Brownie Memorial. Metal letters are being ordered this week to spell out Brownie’s name on the base of the statue. I’m not sure if it will say Brownie the Town Dog or simply Brownie. Hopefully, the letters will be a… Continue reading More news about the Brownie Memorial!
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
Brownie the Town Dog’s grave is a popular geocaching spot. On geochaching.com people often check in to Brownie the Town Dog’s grave to give the answer to the clue that they are given. I won’t reveal it here. Here is the description of from the geocach page that has been around since 2003. We all… Continue reading Brownie the Town Dog’s grave is a big geocaching spot
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
I just got word that the Brownie the Town Dog statue has arrived in Daytona Beach. I have not seen it. But now that it’s here, we should be getting word very soon as to when the City will break ground on Brownie’s Memorial. The picture below is of the statue before it was put… Continue reading The Brownie statue has arrived in Daytona Beach
When Alvin and I were toying with opening a dog boutique on Beach Street, the working name for the shop was going to be “Comfort Daytona” or “The Dog Crate”. Then I happened to read Jane Davis’ article in the News-Journal on Brownie. I immediately visited the Brownie grave and decided that the shop’s name… Continue reading May 3, 2016: Bring Back Brownie appears in Daytona Beach News-Journal
This video by the awesome local Youtuber ChadGallavanter tells the story of Brownie, the Town Dog of Daytona Beach. Chad interviews Eddie James, owner of Brownie’s Dog Boutique and Warren Trager, who knew Brownie. The video was part of the first annual Daytona Beach Dog Film Festival.
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