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Hutchinson in Reno County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Gus Gorilla

Pittsburg State University

 
 
Gus Gorilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2010
1. Gus Gorilla Marker
Inscription.
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.
 
Location. 38° 4.598′ N, 97° 55.712′ W. Marker is in Hutchinson, Kansas, in Reno County. Click for map. Marker is on the Kansas State Fairgrounds, just north of the Eisenhower Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 North Poplar Street, Hutchinson KS 67502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wildcat Evolution (here, next to this marker); The Story of WuShock (here, next to this marker); Victor E. Tiger (here, next to this marker); The Legend of Corky the Hornet (a few steps from this marker); The University of Kansas Jayhawk (a few steps from this marker);
Gus Gorilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2010
2. Gus Gorilla Marker
Man's Last Footsteps On The Moon (approx. 0.9 miles away); Citizens Bank (approx. 1.5 miles away); Whiteside Building (approx. 1.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hutchinson.
 
Also see . . .
1. PSU Gorilla Mascot. (Submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Team Kong Gorilla Football. (Submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Kansas State Fair. (Submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Pittsburg State University. (Submitted on February 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Versions of Gus Gorilla on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2010
3. Versions of Gus Gorilla on Marker
Gus Gorilla Artwork image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2010
4. Gus Gorilla Artwork
Gus Gorilla Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2010
5. Gus Gorilla Marker
To left of tree
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 820 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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