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Re: Mis Pig Me Date now OT: Herky

Okay, so turns out Herky the Hawkeye has something to do with the Last
of The Mohicans, after all. This might be too much info. but here is
what I found, for those interested:

In mid 1940's UI athletic director Frank Havlicek asked his friend Dick
Spencer, an artist for Look magazine and UI professor of Journalism, to
create a mascot for fans to rally around at sporting events. Early Iowa
settlers had adopted the nickname of Hawkeyes from James Fennimore
Cooper's novel The Last of The Mohicans, but no one really knew what a
"hawkeye" looked like, so Mr Spencer turned to the UI Museum of Natural
History for inspiration. After spending an afternoon studying the
various birds of prey in the university's large taxidermy collection, he
eventually drew several life like sketches of hawks and then as an
afterthought, drew a caricature of a hawk in UI athletic gear that
eventually became the Herky the Hawkeye mascot. It was a cross between
Woody the Woodpecker and a bald eagle. UI sponsored a contest to name
the mascot which was won by John Franklin of Belle Plaine, IA who
suggested "Herky", short for Hercules, the lengendary strong man of
Greek Mythology. Herky debuted to wide public acceptance in October 1948
and has been around in various incarnations ever since.

(Thanks, Kitty, for as usual asking the questions that prompt me to want
to look for the answers I never knew I wanted to know in the first
place...and you say you are no teacher. Hmmm... )

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Fri 06/18, james singer < jsinger@igc.org > wrote:
From: james singer [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 17:40:54 -0400
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mis Pig Me Date

Touche!<br><br>On Friday, June 18, 2004, at 05:32 PM, Melody
wrote:<br><br>&gt; Oh, I thought it was the Last of the
Mohicans...grin!<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>&gt;<br>&gt;
&quot;The most beautiful thing we can experience is the
mysterious.&quot;<br>&gt; --Albert Einstein<br>&gt;<br>&gt; --- On Fri
06/18, james singer &lt; jsinger@igc.org &gt; wrote:<br>&gt; From: james
singer [mailto: jsinger@igc.org]<br>&gt; To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>&gt;
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 16:52:27 -0400<br>&gt; Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mis
Pig Me Date<br>&gt;<br>&gt; Melody, for heaven's sake. it's a surgeon in
green scrubs in a field<br>&gt; &lt;br&gt;hospital in
Korea.&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;On Friday, June 18, 2004, at 06:40 AM,<br>&gt;
Melody wrote:&lt;br&gt;&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; I have no idea if there is
such a real thing<br>&gt; as a hawkeye, but around&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt;
here it's it a mascot for the<br>&gt; University of Iowa athletic
department &lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; and&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; dearly<br>&gt;
beloved by most of the
community.&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt;&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt;&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; Melody,
IA (Z<br>&gt; 5/4)&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt;&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; &amp;quot;The
most beautiful thing we can experience <br>&gt; is<br>&gt; the
mysterious.&amp;quot;&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; --Albert
Einstein&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt;&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; --- On<br>&gt; Thu 06/17,
Kitty &amp;lt; kmrsy@comcast.net &amp;gt; wrote:&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; From:
Kitty<br>&gt; [mailto: kmrsy@comcast.net]&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; To:
gardenchat@hort.net&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt;<br>&gt; Date: Thu, 17 Jun 2004
10:51:10 -0500&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; Subject: Re: [CHAT] Mis<br>&gt; Pig Me
Date&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt;&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; ?? What is a hawkeye? A<br>&gt;
Original<br>&gt; &lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; Message&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; -----
&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;From: &amp;quot;Melody&amp;quot;<br>&gt;

p;gt;Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004<br>&gt; 5:55&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt;
AM&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;Subject: RE: [CHAT] Mis Pig Me<br>&gt;
Date&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;gt; Hey,
we're doing&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; the <br>&gt; same<br>&gt; in our local
towns with big 6 foot high&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;gt; fiberglass<br>&gt;
&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; statues&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; of Herky the Hawkeye
(University of Iowa<br>&gt; mascot)...my&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;gt;
favorite so&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; far is the Benjamin<br>&gt; Franklin Herky
near the hospital where I&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;gt;
work,&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; <br>&gt; but<br>&gt; I haven't seen all 75 of
them yet, either. What<br>&gt;
advertisers&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;gt;&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; won't do for
<br>&gt; Melody,<br>&gt; IA (Z &lt;br&gt;&amp;gt;
&amp;quot;The most<br>&gt; beautiful thing we can experience is
Einstein&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;gt;&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;gt; --- On Wed
06/16, james singer<br>&gt; &amp;lt;&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; jsinger@igc.org
&amp;gt; wrote:&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;gt; From: james<br>&gt; singer
[mailto:&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; jsinger@igc.org]&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;gt;
To:<br>&gt; gardenchat@hort.net&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;gt; Date: Wed, 16
Jun&lt;<br>&gt;<br>&gt; br&gt;&amp;gt; 2004 16:58:16
-0400&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;gt; Subject: [CHAT] Mis Pig Me<br>&gt;
Town&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt; I live in has got some<br>&gt; kind of something
going on where
&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;quot;sponsor&amp;quot; large cut outs of pigs,
which they name<br>&gt; and paint and&lt;br&gt;&amp;gt;
then&amp;lt;br&amp;gt;&amp;gt; &amp;lt;br&amp;gt;the city spots t

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