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Silverton Bobbie - 1923491 viewsIn the summer of 1923, when Bobbie was two years old, he was taken by his owners Frank and Elizabeth Brazier, owner of the Reo Cafe, in Silverton, Oregon, on a trip back east, where the Braziers planned to visit their families. In Wolcott, Indiana Bobbie disappeared. After a frantic but fruitless search the braziers gave up and continued on their journey. Nine weeks after their departure from Silverton the braziers returned, convinced they would never see Bobbie again. Then on a sunny mid-winter day in 1924, Bobbie reappeared. He was thin, exhausted, his paws worn to the nub, and he was in pain, but he returned home. An exhaustive search by the Oregon Humane Society proved Bobbie had traveled 3,000 miles on his homeward quest. Featured in Ripley's Believe or Not.55555
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Pigs in a Puddle496 viewsI found this photo at the Josephine County Historical Society Grants Pass Oregon, they dated it 1905. It shows an Aussie type dog in a mud puddle with 3 pigs.55555
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photo of a bobtailed collie by Count Bylandt 1904 (?)492 views55555
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Completion of Press Expedition Aberdeen Wa, May 21, 1890368 viewsPhotographed in Aberdeen Washington on May 21, 1890, after the completion of their expedition to the Olympic Pennisula, Washington.
Pictured left to right: John W. Sims, Charles H. Barnes, James H. Christie, Christopher Hayes and kneeling with the dog is John H. Crumback.
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Press Expedition to Explore the Olympic Pennisula, Washington 1989399 viewsPhotograph by Photographer Frank La Roche in Seattle, Washington December 6, 1889. The expedition was organized by the Seattle Press newspaper, forerunner of present day Seattle Times. They had 4 dogs on this expedition two of which appear to merled in color named Daisy & Bud were considered bear dogs, Tweed, and Dike a large labordor retriever killed on the expedition. A young cowboy Christopher O'Connell Hayes from the rangelands east of the Cascades joined the party in Yakima with Daisy & Bud.
Left to right: Christopher Hayes, John H. Crumback, James H. Christie, Charles A. Barnes(expedition photographer), Dr. Harris B. Runnalls (Physician), John W. Sims.
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Niels J.C. Larsen 1888391 viewsNiels J.C. Larsen with his dog laying at his feet, this photograph by traveling photographer J. R. Riddle was taken in 1888 on a visit to Fort Union, New Mexico. Trooper Larsen was in Troop G of the Sixth Calvary. Troop G left Fort Union in December of 1890, as the entire Sixth Calvary was sent to Pine Ridge, South Dakota to quell the Sioux "ghost dancer" fever.55555
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Allen Ede 626 viewsDate on Photo 193055555
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Adelaide Watson Brenton (1867-1945)649 viewsAdelaide Watson Brenton (1867-1945) "Adelaide Brenton was my great grandmother, she lived with my great grandfather and grandfather who owned a horse ranch (Lowbrooke Ranch) in Carmichael, Alberta, Canada. I Can't confirm but it appears she is holding what looks to being an Aussie type pup. It appears to have many Aussie characteristics/markings. Also the head shape resembles an Aussie, don't you think? On the back of the photo she wrote, 'Me and my new puppy'. To the far right of the photo you can see what appears to be the white butt of a dog with a black patch and no tail." quote Tracy Libby. The postcard at the bottom appears to be an Aussie type dog was mailed from Rome, Italy. The postmark on this postcard 1895.
These photographs are from the Tracy Libby of White Mountain Aussies Collection
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Elsie Cotton 1922 609 viewsThese two photographs of Elsie Cotton with an Aussie taken in 1922. Her uncle Earl Babcock a rancher in Eastern Oregon, where he acquired his first Australian Shepherds in either 1917 or 1918 around the beginning of World War I. She was the 4th President of ASCA and owned Cotton's Blue Bobby one of the foundation dogs in many Pacific Northwest USA dogs of today.

Photographs are courtesy of the Victoria Mistretta Collection
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Silverton Bobbie - 1924402 viewsShown left to right: Frank Brazier, Elizabeth Brazier, Nova Baumgarten, Leona Baumgarten and in front the dog Bobbie all standing in front of the Reo Cafe, in Silverton Oregon.
This is a picture of Silverton Bobbie taken in 1924 after returning from being lost in Indiana in 1923, he traveled 3,00 miles home to Silverton, Oregon. He was featured in Ripley's Beleive or Not, and was featured in a motion picture titled "Bobbie the Wonder Dog".
Bobbie is buried in the Oregon Humane Society Cemetary with a grand doghouse as his gravesite marker.
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Josephine County-3 Dogs and a Lady493 viewsJosephine County Historical Photo dated 190533333
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Dio's Shep 1902436 viewsPhotographs taken in 1902, "Shep" (1895-1905) owned by Dio Reinig. Caption on the back reads, "Shep the dog Dio and Eddie were so fond of". Ms. Mary Norton says, "Shep on the ladder and chair was a working stockdog for my great grandparents in Snoqualmie, Washington. Dio Reinig was my grandfather and Eddie his younger brother. Shep would travel in a canoe across the Snoqualmie River to the summer diary pasture, and would leap out, swim ashore, have the herd of cattle rounded up by the time the canoe landed. Later, in his nineties, my grandfather would tell my sister and I the stories of his childhood, including those of 'Shep'. Was Shep an Australian Shepherd? I don't know, but he was a working farm dog, trick dog and a well loved family pet. Photos courtesy Mary Norton33333
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