Friday, July 29, 2011

Owney Tails - Global Traveler

The crowning achievement of Owney's life was a trip around the world which took him to nearly every continent over the course of 132 days. The dog traveled more than 143,000 miles by steamship and train.  The emperor of Japan even greeted him with open arms.

Upon his arrival home was greeted by more than 100,000 adoring fans at the New York harbor.

Owney the Dog is on display at the National Postal Museum in Washington D.C. 

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