Nittany Lion Shrine
"Joe" Mason. Third baseman on the 1904 Penn State baseball team, Harrison Joe" Mason is credited with originating the idea of a mountain lion for the Penn State mascot in a prideful boast to a visiting powerhouse baseball team from Princeton:
"Well, up at Penn State, we have Mount Nittany right on our campus, where rules the Nittany Mountain Lion, who has never been beaten in a fair fight. So Princeton Tiger, look out."
Erected by Penn State Class of 2012.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 40° 47.893′ N, 77° 51.594′ W. Marker is in State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker can be reached
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chace Hall (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Faculty Cottages (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hibbs Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Walnut Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Haller Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stephens Hall (approx. 0.2 miles away); Breon-Stover Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mushroom Science (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in State College.
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