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Emporia in Lyon County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Corky

 
 
Corky Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
1. Corky Marker
Inscription.  
ESU's mascot "Corky" the Hornet made his debut in 1933 when Paul Edwards (BSE 1937) designed him as a part of a campus-wide competition

Dedicated August 17, 2004
President of Emporia State University
Dr. Kay Schallenkamp
Original Design
Paul Edwards (BSE 1937)
Artist
John Forsythe (BA 1975)
Consultants
Emporia State University Foundation, Inc.

 
Erected 2004 by Emporia State University.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSports.
 
Location. 38° 24.831′ N, 96° 10.807′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Kansas, in Lyon County. Marker is in front of Plumb Hall, on the Emporia State University campus. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Commercial Street, Emporia KS 66801, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Our Flag Was Still There…" (approx. 0.2 miles away); William Allen White House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Hovgard Memorial Tower (approx. 0.4 miles away); Kress Building
Corky and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
2. Corky and Marker
(approx. half a mile away); In Commemoration of the College of Emporia (approx. 0.6 miles away); College of Emporia World Wars Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Emporia Free Library (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of the "Kanzas News" (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Emporia.
 
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Also see . . .
1. Corky the Hornet. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on January 13, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. Emporia State University. University website (Submitted on November 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 

3. "Paul Edwards, creator of Corky, dies at 103". The Bulletin, March 9, 2018 (Submitted on January 13, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Corky image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
3. Corky
Corky Guarding Plumb Hall image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
4. Corky Guarding Plumb Hall
Corky the Hornet image. Click for full size.
via Wikipedia, unknown
5. Corky the Hornet
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 644 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on January 13, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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