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McHistory: Rags the Dog, The Illinois Traction System Mascot

Rags the Dog
Rags the Dog

This is not your average rags to richest story. It's a close to the bone story ... a dog bone, that is.

In the latest episode of WGLT's series McHistory, you'll learn about Rags the Dog and his long dog's journey travelling the Central Illinois on the Interurban or Illinois Traction System and making several stops in Bloomington.

Rags was known and welcomed in the Twin Cities from about 1907-1912, making time to ride the streetcar while in town.

McHistory is a co-production of WGLT and the McLean County Museum of History.

Ariele Jones is WGLT's assistant program director and host of Morning Edition, Highway 309, and Center Stage.