Navy Bill - Annapolis, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 38° 58.731 W 076° 29.054
18S E 371436 N 4315477
Quick Description: A sculpture of the United States Naval Academy mascot near the main entrance gate to campus in Annapolis, Maryland. According to legend, Naval Cadets saw a goat at West Point during the a rival football game between the Army which became the mascot.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 8/27/2021 8:27:48 PM
Waymark Code: WM14VKP
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Long Description:
The plaque says, "The Naval Academy has had a goat as its mascot since 1890 when, according to legend, on their march from the ferry station at Highland Falls up the steep hill to West Point to play the first Army-Navy football game, the Naval Cadets (as they were then known) saw a goat outside the noncoms' houses at West Point and promptly commandeered "Billy" for their mascot. Since that time the goat has remained as the recognized mascot of the U.S. Naval Academy." .
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