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Tuesday, 07 February 2023 15:37

Big Game Nostalgia for Big Shows

In anticipation for the big game coming up in just a few days, I thought it would be a good time to take a look back at similar events that have taken place in Montgomery County history. While I cannot find evidence of any actual games taking place in the county, I have found some articles on dog shows. So, in honor of the upcoming Puppy Bowl XIX, here is a look back at some past dog shows in and around Montgomery County. (Wait, is there another big game I should be aware of?)

 

Newspaper clipping of the 12th annual Spillane's Dog Show
Newspaper clipping of the 12th annual Spillane's Dog Show. Found in Childs' Collection at HSMCPA.

First up we have the 12th annual Spillane's Dog Show that took place in 1958. There are smiling faces both human and canine. Multiple awards were given for the different groups, including "waggiest tail." Best-in-show that year went to Peter Childs' dog.

Winner of four prizes at the Devon Dog Show
Winner of four prizes at the Devon Dog Show. Found in the scrapbook collection at HSMCPA.

In 1952 the Devon Dog Show, held in Chester County, included a prize winning dog from Norristown. Danny Boy won four prizes and is seen here with J. R. Beideman of Norristown.

Do you have a prize winning dog in your family? Do you think they could take home the MVP for the Puppy Bowl? Leave us a comment or your pictures on our Facebook page so we can see some other Montgomery County canine representation and appreciation. Let's go Team Ruff and Team Fluff!

(Fine. And let's go Eagles, too).

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