Pittsburg State UniversityIn 1920, a group of PSU students organized themselves as the Gorillas, a '20s slang term for roughnecks, with the purpose to promote school spirit. In 1925, the student body unanimously adopted the ferocious beast as the school mascot. The Gorilla, which affectionately became known as Gus, underwent numerous transformations over the years. In 1986, Graphic Artist Mike Hailey developed the current split-face Gorilla logo. PSU is the only university in the country with the gorilla as its mascot.
|Series||This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 7:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||14S E 593975 N 4214859|
|Decimal Degrees||38.07663333, -97.92853333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 4.598', W 97° 55.712'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 4' 35.88" N, 97° 55' 42.72" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||620, 316|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 79-91 Grandstand Ave, Hutchinson KS 67502, US|
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