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.
Location. 40° 47.893′ N, 77° 51.594′ W. Marker is in University Park, State College, Pennsylvania, in Centre County. Marker can be reached from Shortlidge Road, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is on the campus of Penn State University. Marker is in this post office area: University Park PA 16802, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First AG Degrees
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