Muggs the dog kept a high profile in the ’50s

Posted 13 April 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, Orleans County Historian

Who remembers Muggs? Mr. Thomas DePalma of Fancher was the owner of this mascot for different causes. He went to state and national Legion conventions and walked in many firemen’s parades back in the 1950s.

He was usually seen with a corncob pipe and sunglasses, his trademarks.

Muggs died in 1962 and is buried in the pet cemetery at Hornell. He will be fondly remembered by all who knew him.