This photo shows young Harold Mitchell and some puppies seated on the Western Hotel’s porch (c. 1908).
In June 1892, the Lancaster Gazette wrote: “Dogs run amok in Lancaster. Lancaster might be called dog town. Their number is legion. Their fights and their howls may be heard at all hours of the day. There are big dogs, little dogs, Newfoundland dogs, Poodle dogs, Mastiffs, hounds, coach dogs, and scrub dogs!"
"Gurba, Norma H. Lancaster. Arcadia, 2005.
Photo courtesy of MOAH Collections"