Togar, 1959

Convincing evidence from an old Red and Blue newspaper of the 1950s leads us to believe that the Huskie’s original name was “Togar” Sharon’s Dad allowed the school to use him for the yearbook that year. One of his pictures is on page 131 of the 1959 Re-Wa-Ne sitting on the bench with a Block R jacket and helmet at Foster Field.

The Huskie was Sharon (Callahan) Cox’s dog, or I should say their family dog. His name was “Togar” and a group of kids came out to Sharon’s house on the Mt. Rose Highway and took pictures of him and also took him in to town to get pictures for the yearbook.


Sharon is also now raising Siberian Huskies and has a male dog that is also called ” Togar.”