Mascots are really good at getting people psyched up, but they’re also really good at telling you a little bit about local history and culture! Behind the seemingly random goofball cartoon designs of many mascots there are hints at the regional trivia that inspired them. Check out a selection of our readers’ favorite mascots below, and then tell us about your favorite mascot character!
Our local high school mascot, The Bangor Slater, celebrating the slate industry. I get that, but he is one scary looking dude. Bangor, PA
Every last person in Los Angeles knows exactly what you’re talking about when you mention the Circus Liquor Clown.
Ha, wow, those are two scary mascots. Thanks for sharing!
In the shadow of Bethlehem PA, the Lehigh Valley IronPigs are a beloved AAA ball team.
First, their name is derived from the Steel industy term Pig Iron. Bethlehem Steel is a well known industry in the area.
The Mascots are also thematacally named:
First there is FeRROUS:
He wears #26, the Atomic number for Iron.
Next is FeFe:
“Fe” is the atomic symbol of Iron, and she wears number 8, which is the Atomic Group
And some people think science isn’t fun. This is perfect.