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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_Tree

 

I knew they had changed Indian to Cardinal (the color not the bird) but just heard about the Stanford Tree on the radio. I like it! I think it's ecologically sound.

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The Tree is the mascot of the Leland Stanford Junior (pause) University Marching Band. The university has no mascot.

 

Kevin Slater

Class of '92

 

Not to be OVERLY-Snarky dear alum === But why is a large fixed object the mascot for a "Marching" Band?

 

I did read the Wiki --- and I think I would have gone along with the "Robber Barons'" Any inside dirt or peat moss that you can share Kevin?

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The Tree is the mascot of the Leland Stanford Junior (pause) University Marching Band. The university has no mascot.

 

Kevin Slater

Class of '92

 

Thanks for the correction! I misunderstood.

 

Does the tree have a name?

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Not to be OVERLY-Snarky dear alum === But why is a large fixed object the mascot for a "Marching" Band?

 

The Tree has legs.

 

http://images.thepostgame.com/sites/default/files/Stanford-Tree-Mascot-Monday.jpg

 

I would have gone along with the "Robber Barons'" Any inside dirt or peat moss that you can share Kevin?

 

As would I. In brief, Leland Stanford Senior was part of the Big Four who build the first transcontinental railroad, ahem, allegedly swindling the federal government in doing so.

 

When the university dropped the Fighting Indians mascot and polled the student body, the Stanford Robber Barons was by far the favorite. He closely resembled Rich Uncle Pennybags of Monopoly fame. The university declined and has been without a mascot ever since.

 

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Here is info on Leland Stanford

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Stanford

 

The school is named to honor his son who died at age 15

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leland_Stanford_Jr.

 

And here is info on the University

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_University

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" ... my library was dukedom large enough" [Prospero - "The Tempest" Act 1, Scene 2]

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