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Vulcan Mascot

 
 
Vulcan Mascot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, June 21, 2022
1. Vulcan Mascot Marker
Inscription.  
Vulcan is the Roman god of fire and was identified with the Greek god of fire and metal working, Hephaestus. Vulcan was chosen as the official mascot to pay homage to the Monongahela Valley's long history of coal and steel production. This bronze sculpture of Vulcan, created by Alan Cottrill, is a gift to the University from the Student Association, Inc. and was unveiled on Homecoming Day, October 17, 2009.
 
Erected 2009 by California University Student Association.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicEducationIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is October 17, 2009.
 
Location. 40° 3.907′ N, 79° 53.097′ W. Marker is in California, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of 3rd Street and Hickory Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located in the common area on the north side of Herron Hall. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 704 3rd Street, California PA 15419, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Vietnam War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); California University of Pennsylvania (about 400 feet away); Old Main (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named California University of Pennsylvania (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named California University of Pennsylvania (about 500 feet away); Johnson Hall (about 500 feet away); McCloskey Hall (about 700 feet away); NCAA National Champions (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in California.
 
Vulcan Mascot Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, June 21, 2022
2. Vulcan Mascot Marker
Marker is at the base of the sculpture.
Vulcan Mascot Sculpture image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bradley Owen, June 21, 2022
3. Vulcan Mascot Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 13, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 12, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 201 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2022, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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