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 Posted: Fri Feb 20th, 2009 07:24 pm
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Here is a story from a local paper here in Denver. I thought it might be interesting to some of you and may spark a conversation.

http://www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_11745600

Tim



 Posted: Fri Feb 20th, 2009 11:36 pm
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Interesting. But it made me wonder, why was a Denver school district's mascot the Rebels? Don't districts often name mascots after something from the community or the schools themselves? Wonder what the history is there.  .  .

Pam



 Posted: Fri Feb 20th, 2009 11:40 pm
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My guess would be that some ex-confederates moved out west to Denver and established their own community. I know they did this in other western states like Idaho.



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 Posted: Fri Feb 20th, 2009 11:57 pm
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Actually, the answer to Pam's question is pretty simple. In the DPS (Denver Public Schools) there is a North, South, East, and West High Schools. Added later were Manual, GW, TJ, and Lincoln. I'm only guessing that back in 1925 when South High School opened, they became the Rebels because they were from South Denver - the southerners, as it were. It made sense in an unpolitically correct era.

I grew up in Arvada. Our mascot, up until about 20 years ago, was the Redskins. It is now the Reds, and there are still people upset with the change. I wonder if Washington will ever do the politically correct thing and change the name of their football team. Yeah, right.



 Posted: Mon Feb 23rd, 2009 04:34 pm
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Reds!!!  That is offensive to red blooded Americans.  In Colorado I might expect that in Boulder but not other places ;)



 Posted: Tue Feb 24th, 2009 01:32 am
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David, you are too funny...

And the Engish translation of the Spanish word 'Colorado' is???


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 Posted: Tue Feb 24th, 2009 09:56 pm
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It's a synonym for rojo.



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David White wrote: Reds!!!  That is offensive to red blooded Americans.  In Colorado I might expect that in Boulder but not other places ;)

I suppose all Communists are taken aback, too!

 

Art or Bart



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