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Montville, Connecticut: Sparky the Firehouse Dog Rock

A rocky outcrop next to a firehouse is constantly painted to resemble its last dog mascot, who died in 1984.

Montville Fire Station

77 Connecticut 163, Montville, CT
Montville Fire Station. I-395 exit 79. Drive east on Hwy 163. You'll quickly see the firehouse on the left; the rock is just beyond it, next to the parking lot.
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Sparky the Firehouse Dog Rock.

Sparky the Firehouse Dog Rock

You've gotta love a giant rock with a dog painted on it. Sparky guards over the firemen and makes sure that they get back safe. Roadside America continues to amaze me with all the cool things I can find.

[Brian From Rockland County NY, 10/23/2017]

Sparky the Firehouse Dog.

Sparky the Firehouse Dog Rock

There is a large rock painted as a beloved firehouse dog named Sparky. It is in the parking lot adjacent to the Montville Fire Department.

[RS, 11/16/2014]

Sparky was Montville's last fire dog. He died in 1984, but the firehouse keeps his memory alive by constantly repainting the rock that looks like him, kind of. Dec. 2014: Photo added.

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