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1940 Rice Owls Artwork: Magnet

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An early symbol of Rice's athletic teams was large canvas owl, a tempting target for Rice Institute's rivals. In 1917, when students from Southwest Conference football rival Texas A&M kidnapped the owl, Rice students pooled their resources and hired a private detective to go to College Station to find the missing mascot. Upon recovering the owl, the detective sent a coded telegram to Houston that read "Sammy is fairly well and would like to see his parents at eleven o'clock," giving the mascot a name for the first time. Eventually, the canvas representation of Sammy was replaced with a live owl. During this period, handlers kept Sammy in a roost in front of Lovett College. Prior to football games, Sammy was known to fly into the stadium. Rice University later discontinued its tradition of a live owl, replacing it with a student dressed in an owl suit. As such, Sammy the Owl is an elected position of the Rice University Student Body.
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Using the fridge as a bulletin board for lists, messages and photos looks spectacular with vinyl laminate magnets featuring your favorite team, event or athlete. Artwork has been reproduced from the original and has been digitally restored, framed, and enhanced for vibrant color. It will be easier to tackle your honey-do list with your favorite team cheering you on.
  • Size: 4” x 4” with 0.45” thickness
  • Aluminum metal panel with magnetic strip backing
  • Lightweight and easy to clean
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