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Who Is Owney The Dog?

 
 
Who Is Owney The Dog? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
1. Who Is Owney The Dog? Marker
Inscription.  Owney, the 'unofficial' mascot of the United State Postal Service, was the first dog to travel around the world. During the late 1800's Owney traveled with mail carriers first on mail trucks, then steamships. While traveling around the world, Owney dropped a few bones at the Museum. See if you can find them during your train ride! Bone-voyage

Learn more about Owney in the Museum of Transportation Gift Shop.

In 2011, the United States Postal Service unveiled a commemorative Owney Postage Stamp.

Owney the 'unofficial mascot' of the US Postal Service traveled more than 140,000 service.

Owney traveled to all 48 contiguous United States.
 
Erected by Museum of Transportation.
 
Location. 38° 34.355′ N, 90° 27.809′ W. Marker is near St. Louis, Missouri, in St. Louis County. Marker can be reached from Barrett Station Road east of Old Dougherty Ferry Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3015 Barrett Station Road, Saint Louis MO 63122, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of
Who Is Owney The Dog? Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
2. Who Is Owney The Dog? Marker
this marker. #5441 (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Joe Minerals Corporation Shovel (within shouting distance of this marker); Museum of Transportation - A Layout of the Land (within shouting distance of this marker); #662 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); #J13218 (about 300 feet away); Pilot Wheel from the Steamer Capital (1879-1945) (about 400 feet away); UTLX #14387 (about 400 feet away); #551 (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Louis.
 
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Additional side signage image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
3. Additional side signage
Additional plaque on the building image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, April 22, 2019
4. Additional plaque on the building
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 27, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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