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Back in the late 1800's, Owney was the most famous dog in the U.S.A. It all started when he wandered into a post office and became their mascot. He soon learned to travel on the trains with the mail. He wound up traveling all over the world. Read all about the story of Owney:

In 1996, a teacher in California read the story of Owney to her class. They decided to send a stuffed animal, as Owney, to classrooms in every state. The object was for students to learn all about Owney and all about different areas in the USA. Mr. DiFiore's class was one of the original participants.

This year, Mr. DiFiore is continuing the fun! Students just love receiving Owney in the mail and receiving postcards (electronic or paper) from all over the USA. It is a fun and easy project for you to do. We set a schedule, then when you receive Owney, you have the students send postcards to the other participating classrooms as if they were Owney. That's ...See More

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