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 Tripod

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Tripod

  • Birth 1941
  • Death 9 Jan 1962 Huntsville, Walker County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Non-Cemetery Burial, Specifically: Campus of SHSU
  • Memorial ID 46798308

Tripod was a mustard-colored dog with a lame left-front paw who wandered onto the campus of Sam Houston State University around 1948 and was adopted by the student body as the unofficial school mascot.

"Because there was no room for him in their trailer or automobile, Tripod was left behind by a veteran and his family when the young G.I. graduated in 1948...Tripod crossed the street and became a fixture of the campus. Here he dominated the canine life of the campus for fourteen years." This is how SHSU President Harmon Lowman began his eulogy for Tripod at his funeral. Classes were called off for the ceremony – which included the band and a three-gun salute – and the student body turned out in great numbers to say goodbye to this cherished "unofficial" mascot.

Tripod is buried on campus between the Old Main Memorial and Belvin-Buchanan Hall on 17th Street.


Inscription

TRIPOD
1941-1962
Beloved Mascot
Loyal Supporter
Friend of Students


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  • Created by: buildingshsu
  • Added: 17 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46798308
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Tripod (1941–9 Jan 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46798308, ; Maintained by buildingshsu (contributor 47228155) Non-Cemetery Burial, who reports a Campus of SHSU.