Thursday, November 18, 2010

Vintage Eagle, circa 1930

Photograph from Mickey Logue and Jack Simms
Auburn: The Loveliest Village Collection
The Auburn University Digital Library

About this photograph, from the Auburn University Digital Library:

"Auburn's greatest football cry, War Eagle, took on feathered form in 1930 when this golden eagle was found on a farm near Auburn entangled in thick pea vines.  Bought for ten dollars by local businessmen, the eagle was turned over to the A-Club.  Cheerleaders DeWit Stier (left) and Harry "Happy" Davis, later executive secretary of the Alumni Association, helped care for the new mascot, which quickly proved a good omen.  Auburn hadn?t beaten a Southern Conference football foe in four seasons until the eagle attended the 25-7 victory over South Carolina at Columbia in the last game of 1930. -- Photo: The Auburn Alumnews"

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