gunston_ledger_april_5_1966_patriot_name_contest.jpg 

Name Contest: article from The Gunston Ledger April 5, 1966

Article from The Gunston Ledger of April 5, 1966 asking the student body to select a nickname for George Mason College. The ten choices offered at the bottom of the article were: Chargers, Cobras, Delegates, Legislators, Marauders, Mavericks, Pioneers, Politicos, Trojans, and Virginians. Ironically, the name Patriots was not part of this list.

Creator : George Mason College of the University of Virginia

Date : 5 April 1966

Source : Broadside and The Gunston Ledger

Rights : Copyright George Mason University

Citation: George Mason College of the University of Virginia, “Name Contest: article from The Gunston Ledger April 5, 1966,” A History of George Mason University, accessed October 20, 2017, http://ahistoryofmason.gmu.edu/items/show/235.