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The Source: The dog days of Dogtown

"Dogtown" by CC Flickr user Brendan Landis, resized and recropped
Dogtown, an unincorporated village in West Marin


Dogtown is a small unincorporated village in Marin County — the population is 32. KALW’s Steven Short tracks down the history of this tiny community and brings back the story behind the curious name of Dogtown.


"I imagine it was pretty wild. And at one point there were, I think, seven saloons, in this corner of town. So they called this Jugtown."

  This story originally aired in 2010.