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Outdoor Sculptures in Pennsylvania: Panthers of Pittsburgh, the Boy With the Leaking Boot, Stephen Foster, Swann Memorial Fountain

Outdoor Sculptures in Pennsylvania: Panthers of Pittsburgh, the Boy With the Leaking Boot, Stephen Foster, Swann Memorial Fountain

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Chapters: Panthers of Pittsburgh, the Boy With the Leaking Boot, Stephen Foster, Swann Memorial Fountain, Mary Schenley Memorial Fountain, Dippy, Walking to the Sky, the Button, Commonwealth, Point of View. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 41. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: A panther (Puma concolor) is the animal that serves as the official mascot of the University of Pittsburgh and used as a nickname for both athletic teams as well as other organizations and affiliates of the university. The mascot is generally referred to as the Pittsburgh Panther or Pitt Panther, while the costumed panther mascot is also named "Roc". Up to 20 physical representations of panthers can be found in and around the university's campus and athletic facilities. "Roc" the Panther costumed mascotThe University of Pittsburgh adopted the Panther as its official animal and mascot on November 16, 1909 at a meeting of students and alumni. This adoption occurred shortly after the university, previously known as the Western University of Pennsylvania, obtained an alteration to its charter in the summer of 1908 in order to change its name to the University of Pittsburgh. When named the Western University of Pennsylvania, the university had been referred to by the nickname of "Wup" (pronounced Whup) and athletic teams referred to as the "Wups", a play off of the school's abbreviation W.U.P. At this time, the university also began the process of moving from what is now Pittsburgh's North Side to its current location in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. According to George M. P. Baird (class of 1909), who made the suggestion for the Panther as the university's mascot, the reasons it was chosen were: 1. The Panther was the most formidable creature once indigenous to the Pittsburgh region.2. It had ancient, heral...More: http://booksllc.net/?id=11870666