One of the best dog stories ever told is a true one. Owney the Dog served as an unofficial U.S. Mail mascot in the late 1800’s. After more than 100 years, his legendary travels are being featured on a U.S. Postage Stamp, issued on July 27.
This week, we will feature guest posts by Dirk Wales, author of A Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mascot and The Further Adventures of a Lucky Dog: Owney, U.S. Rail Mail Mascot.
by Dirk Wales
I was told about how coins minted in Carson City, NV, were shipped via the Railway Post Office to the San Francisco mint.
This felt like a good situation for a curious dog.
In The Further Adventures of A Lucky Dog, I wrote a story about how Owney rode on an RPO car headed for
when it stopped. There, a group of armed men in blue uniforms got on the train and begin loading heavy white bags. San Francisco
When the bags were off-loaded, Owney stayed on to cross the Bay again and go onto his most western destination, Cloverdale.
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