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The Terrapin Memorial

“Testudo”

 

—McKeldin Library, University of Maryland —

 
Terrapin Memorial marker on reverse of "Testudo's" pedestal image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 27, 2013
1. Terrapin Memorial marker on reverse of "Testudo's" pedestal
Inscription.
Gift of the Class of 1933.
Official mascot of the
University of Maryland
at College Park

Presented on Class Day, May 1933

Base presented by the
1933 Student Government Association
and the 1933 Reveille Student Yearbook

Aristide B. Cianfarani, sculptor

Gorham Manufacturing Company, Casting
Howard W. Cutler, AIA, Base Design

Rededicated October 16, 1993
in celebration of the 60th reunion of the
Class of 1933

Restoration of the statue and base in 1993
was funded by gifts from the Class of Class of 1933,
the Maryland Association of Midshipmen,
and the Terrapin Tag Team

 
Erected 1993 by Class of 1933.
 
Location. 38° 59.158′ N, 76° 56.662′ W. Marker is in College Park, Maryland, in Prince George's County. Marker can be reached from McKeldin Mall. Click for map. Marker is on the west face of the statue's pedestal, in front of the University's McKeldin Library. Marker is at or near this postal address: west end, College Park MD 20742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Juan Ramón Jiménez (within shouting distance of this marker); Millard E. Tydings (about 500 feet
"Testudo" - on his pedestal, outside the entrance to the UM's McKeldin Library image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 27, 2013
2. "Testudo" - on his pedestal, outside the entrance to the UM's McKeldin Library
away, measured in a direct line); Morrill Hall (about 600 feet away); Architectural History of the Maryland Agricultural College (approx. 0.2 miles away); R. Lee Hornbake Library (approx. 0.2 miles away); "May Peace Prevail on Earth" (approx. 0.2 miles away); Calvert Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); University of Maryland Memorial Chapel (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in College Park.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Diamondback Terrapin. (Submitted on May 2, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. McKeldin Mall. (Submitted on May 11, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. alma mater; mascot; Diamondback Tortoise; "Fear the Turtle"; McKeldin Mall
 
Categories. AnimalsEducation
 
McKeldin Mall on "Maryland Day 2013" image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, April 27, 2012
3. McKeldin Mall on "Maryland Day 2013"
- note visitors posing on and around
the Terrapin Memorial, lower left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 288 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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