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MOUNT SHERMAN; Going home to Dog Gallus

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By Linda Ireland

At the turn of the century, an area near Mount Sherman became known as “dog gallus” or “dog gallows.”

The story, as told by Gary Gardner, goes .... a group of young men had imbibed some “liquid corn refreshment,” near the Old Sherman Cemetery. Their entertainment for the evening was to shut up for good an old howling hound dog by hanging it from one of the boys’s pair of galluses or suspenders. The name stuck and for many years, residents of the area would say, “I’m going home to Dog Gallus.”