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This building has housed Star Clothiers, Nussbaum's and Meschkes Men's Clothing.
has been placed on theNational Registerof Historic Placesby the United StatesDepartment of the InteriorEst. 1931
1882 Opera House preceded Vernon Wiley's $350,000, 1912 Classical Revival style skyscraper, tallest building west of the Mississippi, home of Hutchinson Board of Trade and Wiley's Department Store.
The Strand Theater occupied this site in 1913. It later was called the Deluxe Theater.
Site of the first building solely a hotel, the 1871 Reno Hotel was replaced in 1912 by the Reno House. The American National Bank Building became Hutchinson National Bank.
The University of Kansas is home to a mythical bird with a fascinating history: the Jayhawk. The legendary KU mascot originated in the 1850s border war in Kansas Territory over the question of slavery. No one knows the true origin of the term "Jay…
In the early 1930s, the Kansas State Teachers College students were known as the "Yaps." Not fond of the name, legendary coach Vic Trusler suggested to Cecil Carle of the Emporia Gazette that the team be called the "Yellow Jackets" because the men…
Our mascot has a mysterious past. The Tiger has existed in various forms since 1914, but there is no conclusive historical record of its creation. Some evidence suggests that it may have been the brainchild of W.A. Lewis, our first president. Thro…
In 1920, a group of PSU students organized themselves as the Gorillas, a '20s slang term for roughnecks, with the purpose to promote school spirit. In 1925, the student body unanimously adopted the ferocious beast as the school mascot. The Gorilla…
"Originally known as the Aggies," the term "Wildcats" was first adopted for Kansas State University athletic teams in 1915 when football coach "Jawn" Bender called his players wildcats after they fought to a 0 - 0 tie with Missouri. "Willie the…