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Historical Hounds: Meet Owney, The Post Office Mascot Dog

There’s one scruffy mutt who captured the hearts of Americans everywhere in the late 1880s, and that was Owney. He soon became the unofficial mascot of the Railway mail clerks and rode along on mail wagons and mail trains across the state, across the country, and even around the world!

by Beth Meadows
January 7th
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