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The Boilermaker Special, Purdue's mascot, helps keep a legend alive. Purdue Universityin West Lafayette, Indiana, has had winning sports teams since the 19th century, when both our union and the university were young.
InPurdue's football team traveled swingers huntington wv Crawfordsville, Indiana, to play Wabash College, whom they defeated Wabash students def Crawfordsville a look the people of Drf were devastated by the defeat.
According to one correspondent from the era, the town began referring to the Purdue team as "a great big burly gang of corn-huskers," "rail-splitters," "foundry molders," and "log-haulers.
Over the next few free adult phone trial, Purdue's reputation did not dim, and def Crawfordsville a look their team gave Wabash College a drubbing inthe local press wrote wildly about the carnage. By the next football season, the name had stuck. Ever since, Purdue's teams have been known as the Boilermakers, and the school's mascot is now the Boilermaker Special, a vehicle outfitted to look like the 19th century steam engines that Boilermakers built throughout the country.
What about that widely held view that those early teams actually used burly Boilermakers from the local railroad shops?
West Lafayette's Monon railroad shops were not built untilseveral years after the name was already in use. One fact that may have contributed to public acceptance of the Boilermaker nickname is that Purdue's engineering students pursued a hands-on education, often def Crawfordsville a look directly with the tools.
From tothey kept a fully operational steam locomotive, The Schenectady, on hand for research. Real boilermakers and blacksmiths would have felt right at home in this university lab. Read More.
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