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Do you know who George Tirebiter was, bit of Los Angeles & USC History

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Do you know who George Tirebiter was? A bit of Los Angeles & USC HistoryJ


If you have been to USC‘s Downtown Campus (University of Southern California) the odds are you have seen a Statue of George Tirebiter! George Tirebiter wondered into the USC Downtown Los Angeles Campus around the late 1940’s  and could be see all the way to the early 1950’s and the rest is historyJ well not quite. There were different versions of the history some say that students rescued him off the street. Either way he was a shaggy, dirty, but lovable muttJ.

petfriendly Realtors in Los Angeles, CA, Endre Barath

Ultimately in 1947 he became the Mascot of the school “officially or unofficially” either way he was at every football game, he posed with the Prom Queens among other things.

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George Tirebiter has his own websiteJhttp://www.tirebiter.com/ and as you can see he has a statue as well! Sadly tragedy occurred and he was followed by George the Second and ultimately George the Third


http://www.usctrojans.com/trads/usc-tire.html   George had a huge following and I was glad to be able to take a picture of this great Mascot of USC!

Pet friendly realtor in Los Angeles, Endre Barath,Jr

This small history of a famous mutt is presented to you by your  Pet Friendly Realtor Endre Barath, Jr.




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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Endre -- a nice tribute to the original George Tirebiter -- and to all the namesakes that followed.  

Jun 17, 2013 09:57 PM
Joni Bailey
101 Main St. Realty - Huntsville, TX
Your Huntsville / Lake Livingston Area REALTOR®

Nope! I had no idea who George Tirebiter was.... until now! Thank you! :))))

Jun 17, 2013 11:11 PM
Laura Allen, Lake Tahoe - Truckee Real Estate for Sale TahoeLauraRealEstate.com
Coldwell Banker Realty, Tahoe City, CA (530) 414-1260 - Tahoe City, CA
Tahoe Real Estate Agent Helping Buyers and Sellers

Endre - I did not know the story behind George Tirebiter(love that tire biter as a last name) and as a dog lover, I have to say, I loved it!  Really well done!

Jun 18, 2013 04:49 AM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Endre - Nice! I actually do know about George from way back when I lived in LA and went to UCLA, and I've seen his statue when I was on the USC campus.

Jun 18, 2013 07:48 AM
1~Judi Barrett
Integrity Real Estate Services 116 SE AVE N, Idabel, OK 74745 - Idabel, OK
BS Ed, Integrity Real Estate Services -IDABEL OK

Did he bite tires?  That's probably a dumb question but just wondering.  Do some dogs bite tires? 

Jun 18, 2013 11:49 AM
Sharon Alters
Coldwell Banker Vanguard Realty - 904-673-2308 - Fleming Island, FL
Realtor - Homes for Sale Fleming Island FL

Endre, this is a bit of Los Angeles and USC history that I definitely did not know! Thanks for the history lesson and photos!

Jun 18, 2013 01:08 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Michael indeed The three George Tirebiters...may they live in history!!

Joni not surprised that you were not familiar:))

Laura loved the fact that when it was not cool and trendy USC students were ahead of the curve support and take care of Stray Dogs:)))

Dick I f you were older I would think you probably Dognapped George Tirebiter:))

Jun 18, 2013 04:22 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Judi very funny George used to chase after cars an bite their tires:))

Sharon my pleasure

Jun 18, 2013 04:33 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Endre, That's an interesting piece of USC history you have there!

Jun 18, 2013 10:57 PM
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Endre - That is so cool, I had no clue who George Tirebiter was and I thought that was a pretty odd name....well until I found out George was dog.

Jun 19, 2013 01:20 AM
Rene Fabre
ARFCO Media - Renton, WA
Practicing Philosophical Eclectic of the Arts

Hi Endre... I love it! If anyone were to have a statue of a dog, make it a mascot, and create a website, it would be USC! And good for them! When I was at CCM at Mills College in Oakland, we made a few trips down to USC. I didn't see the statue, but I remember a few conversations about George! Fun read!

Jun 19, 2013 07:50 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Liz & Bill there is so much fun facts you can discover about Los Angeles this one caught my attention:)

Michelle his last name was very appropriate:)

Rene' you are the second person I know who has heard conversation about George:))

Jun 19, 2013 11:13 AM
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

That is a part of the USC history I was not aware of.  Thanks for the info. 

Jun 20, 2013 12:45 AM