Saturday, September 22, 2007

Origin of "Dogtown" Name

http://suburbanjournals.stltoday.com/articles/2007/09/22/news/sj2tn20070918-0919hil_dtown.ii1.txt

Suburban Journals [St. Louis]
22 September 2007

Men think they have found true origin of "Dogtown" name

By Shawn Clubb

Bob Corbett calls it "the sheerest nonsense, claptrap, hogwash." Tom Haller says simply "that rumor is not true."

What they are talking about is theory that Dogtown got its name because Philippine natives, the Igorots, who visited the area as part of the 1904 World's Fair, would hunt dogs there for food. [...]