Bella+Canvas slouchy v-neck short-sleeve tee in mauve and dark gray heather. Soft poly viscose fabrication.
A subtle Dogtown with “North Little Rock, Arkansas” graces the front. The back includes a revised version of the epithet on the Dogtown tombstone*.
Original: “Here lies Dogtown, born of apathy, killed by civic pride, gone forever.”
On the shirt: “Here lies Dogtown, born of apathy, killed and revived by civic pride.”
*Yes, it’s a real tombstone from when the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce tried to bury the nickname in 1965. Today you can see it at the North Little Rock Heritage Center!
If you’re not familiar with the history behind “Dogtown”, we suggest checking out our post about the legend of Dogtown. As you’ll see, the stories are varied and colorful, all somewhat right without a clear beginning or a cohesive narrative. Wherever it started, “Dogtown” may have a happy ending after all, with local residents taking in what probably started as a derogatory name and giving it new life.