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Hutchinson in Reno County, Kansas — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Wildcat Evolution

[Kansas State University]

 
 
Wildcat Evolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2010
1. Wildcat Evolution Marker
Inscription.
"Originally known as the Aggies," the term "Wildcats" was first adopted for Kansas State University athletic teams in 1915 when football coach "Jawn" Bender called his players wildcats after they fought to a 0 - 0 tie with Missouri.

"Willie the Wildcat" is the oldest active logo, having been introduced in the early 1960's. The Powercat logo arrived in 1989 and was first used by the football team. Today, it is the most popular mark in sales in the history of K-State.
 
Location. 38° 4.598′ N, 97° 55.713′ W. Marker is in Hutchinson, Kansas, in Reno County. Touch for map. Marker is on the Kansas State Fairgrounds, just north of the Eisenhower Building. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2000 North Poplar Street, Hutchinson KS 67502, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gus Gorilla (here, next to this marker); The Story of WuShock (here, next to this marker); Victor E. Tiger (here, next to this marker); The Legend of Corky the Hornet (a few steps from this marker); The University of Kansas Jayhawk (a few steps from this marker); Man's Last Footsteps On The Moon
Wildcat Evolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2010
2. Wildcat Evolution Marker
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Citizens Bank (approx. 1.5 miles away); Whiteside Building (approx. 1.5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hutchinson.
 
Also see . . .
1. Willie the Wildcat. (Submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Kansas State Football. (Submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Kansas State Fair. (Submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Kansas State University. (Submitted on February 2, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Wildcat Evolution Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2010
3. Wildcat Evolution Marker
Second from left
Wildcat Evolution Image image. Click for full size.
September 18, 2010
4. Wildcat Evolution Image
Wildcat Evolution Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2010
5. Wildcat Evolution Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 774 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 1, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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