Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stubby gets decorated




July 9, 1921 Stubby the Boston bull terrier gets decorated.

Evening Public Ledger

7 comments:

vintage said...

Hmmm...Who to believe, the Boston Terrier community or the Pit Bull sociopaths?!?....

Anonymous said...

Here's another paper that mentions Stubby to be a "handsome boston bull terrier."

That's who papers pointing out that he wasn't an American pit bull terrier... what will the nutters have to fall on now?

Anonymous said...

Sorry, I linked that paper wrong.

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85042345/1921-07-17/ed-1/seq-28/;words=Stubby?date1=1836&rows=20&searchType=basic&state=&date2=1922&proxtext=stubby&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&index=3

Anonymous said...

"Among the distinguished visitors at the national convention of the American Legion at Kansas ... Stubby, hero of Seichprey, who recently was awarded a gold medal for bravery and faithfulness. The decoration was presented by General Pershing. Stubby has been especially invited to attend the convention as a guest of honor. He is a Boston bull terrior, wounded in St. Mihiel drive."

http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn87062055/1921-08-05/ed-1/seq-3/;words=hero+Stubby?date1=1836&rows=20&searchType=basic&state=&date2=1922&proxtext=stubby+hero&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&index=1

"But Stubby was technically a pit bull!"

But not an American or Staffordshire... Bad Rap has a lot of cleaning up to do on their pit bull history page...

Anonymous said...

1921 The Evening World , Wall Street Final Edition

"Stubby a brindle boston bull terrier in the office of Gen. Pershing just after..."

chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83030193/1921-07-08/ed-1/seq-2/;words=Hero+hero+Stubby?date1=1836&rows=20&searchType=basic&state=&date2=1922&proxtext=stubby+hero&y=0&x=0&dateFilterType=yearRange&index=5

Anonymous said...

You should do a truth blog on Stubby! If it's not the "America's dog" claim I hear, it sure is the Stubby one!

dawn james said...

there's a lot more lies and exaggerations going on than just breed.
i blogged about stubby here.