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!
Brownie the Town Dog is the most famous dog in Daytona Beach history, but he wasn’t the only famous dog and he wasn’t even the only famous Brownie! In 1955 (a year after Brownie the Town Dog’s death), downtown Daytona Beach got a new popular dog: Brownie the Post Office Mascot. He lived until 1970… Continue reading December 5, 1962: Post Office Brownie gets Tonsils out
Christmas is a magical time. Back in the 1940s and 50s, Downtown Daytona Beach was busy during the holidays and Brownie played a big part in the festivities. Earlier I shared Brownie’s Christmas poem. Now here is the OFFICIAL Christmas card sent out each year by the City of Daytona Beach. Notes Brownie was pretty… Continue reading Photo: The Brownie Christmas card
“There is something mighty wholesome about a City whose people can pause in their busy Christmas season to remember an old and beloved dog, I always say.” Notes: Fred Langworthy, who often wrote about Brownie for the Daytona Beach News-Journal, had a sports column that often featured Brownie (I’m not really sure why). This is… Continue reading December 27, 1951: A Christmas poem – and a dollar – is left for Brownie