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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.
 
Location. 38° 24.831′ N, 96° 10.807′ W. Marker is in Emporia, Kansas, in Lyon County. Touch for map. Marker is in front of Plumb Hall, on the Emporia State University campus. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1200 Commercial Street, Emporia KS 66801, United States of America.
 
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 (approx. half a mile away); In Commemoration of the College of Emporia (approx. 0.6 miles away); College of Emporia World Wars Memorial
Corky and Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2011
2. Corky and Marker
(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. Emporia State University. (Submitted on November 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. History of Corky Article in the ESU Spotlight. (Submitted on November 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Papa Hornet. (Submitted on November 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicEducationMan-Made Features
 
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 28, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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