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Doggie Diner Heads - "Dogma" - Teasure Island, San Francisco, California
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 37° 49.588 W 122° 22.235
10S E 555391 N 4186748
Quick Description: Zippy discovers the Doggie Trinity on Treasure Island in San Francisco.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 1/29/2019 4:15:30 PM
Waymark Code: WMZZTJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 2

Long Description:
Several Doggie Diner restaurants were once located around San Francisco. Each restaurant had an iconic Doggie head in front. As the restaurants all closed, the Doggie heads were bought by private collectors. A Doggie Head monument near the location of the last restaurant and be found on Sloat Boulevard.

This collection of three can be found sitting on their trailer on San Francisco's Treasure Island. Sometimes they are trailered to events and are absent for a while.

Zippy found these three remaining Doggie Diner Heads. Zippy tells America to wake up and smell your cultural heritage. The Doggie heads have a message - "Life is tough. And then you're removed from your pole and stuck in some fershlugginer museum."

From the Weird California website:

John Law owns three different Doggie Diner heads, affectionately named Manny, Moe, and Jack. He has them in a trailer and drives them around the Bay Area to a variety of different events ranging from music shows to parades to artistic, charity, civic and even community events. They also made a cross country trip, as John drove them all the way from San Francisco to New York City. John rescued the three heads around 1990 and has been driving them around the Bay Area ever since. They were last known to be parked on Treasure Island on Avenue H between 11th and 9th streets, but I believe they have been relocated somewhere else within San Francisco (if you know where, please let us know). A few years back, John ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and raised thousands of dollars in order to restore the three heads. (Kickstarter is a crowd sourcing website). All three heads have received a brand new beautiful paint job!

The three Doggie Diner heads can be seen in Google Street View.

Date the strip ran: 3/9/2000

Strip Name: Dogma

Location of item featured in the strip: Avenue H between 11th and 9th streets, Treasure Island

Link to the Strip: [Web Link]

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