Altoona in Blair County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Altoona Area High School Mountain Lion
This mountain lion has stood proudly on the campus of Altoona Area High School since May, 1972. Heinz Warneke, the sculptor of the Penn State University Nittany Lion, was hired by the AAHS Alumni Association to create a similar piece as a tribute to the long-time mascot of the high school. More than $24,000 was raised by the Alumni Association for the project. Warneke cast the lion in bronze to increase its longevity.
Erected by Altoona Area High School Alumni Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Man-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1972.
Location. 40° 30.536′ N, 78° 23.922′ W. Marker is in Altoona, Pennsylvania, in Blair County. Marker is on 6th Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 764) near 17th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1415 6th Avenue, Altoona PA 16602, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Freedom Tree (here, next to this marker); Harold L. Ickes (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers & Sailors MemorialPennsylvania Railroad Shops (approx. 0.3 miles away); Scale Test Weight Car (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Posy Gang (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Master Mechanic (approx. 0.3 miles away); PRR Class X29L Steel Boxcar No. 2136 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Altoona.
Also see . . . Altoona Area High School. (Submitted on March 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,129 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.