Bearkat - Huntsville, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member WalksfarTX
N 30° 42.745 W 095° 32.773
15R E 256158 N 3400499
Quick Description: Sculpture is located on the Sam Houston State University Campus in front of Bernard G. Johnson Coliseum.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 2/6/2021 7:16:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM13R3A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
Views: 1

Long Description:
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"When Sam Houston Normal Institute was changed to Sam Houston State in 1923 they decided to retire the previous athletic nickname of Normals. The team adopted the new name Bearkats, spelled interchangably as Bearcats and Bear Cats in those early days of the new name. A bearkat is a mythical creature and was thought to be a "good fighting name at the time" by 1920s SHSU student-athlete Reed Lindsey.


The "Bearkat" sculpture is white rock. It is not particularly threatening.

School name: Sam Houston State University

Artist: Unknown

Year Created/Dedicated: Unknown

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