Gus Gorilla

Gus Gorilla (HMQRF)

Location: Hutchinson, KS 67502 Reno County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 4.598', W 97° 55.712'

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Pittsburg State University

In 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.
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Series This marker is part of the Markers Attached to Sculpture series
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 7:40pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 593975 N 4214859
Decimal Degrees38.07663333, -97.92853333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.598', W 97° 55.712'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 35.88" N, 97° 55' 42.72" W
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Area Code(s)620, 316
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 79-91 Grandstand Ave, Hutchinson KS 67502, US
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