Monday, January 26, 2009

School Test

While attending one of my grandson's basketball games hosted by another local high school I noticed this banner. I thought that it was an interesting logo, strong in image and clean uncluttered lines. I'm not sure what the connection is to the school, yet I thought that it is interesting. A postcard goes to the first one who identifies the "mascot" name for the school. Rule Number One: Ineligible entries are from Minnesota bloggers familiar with the school or anyone who has attended the school or anyone with prior information. Rule Number Two: Keep it honest...no cheating!! Go get 'em! Send in your names!

ADDED LATER: Some of you have asked offline for a definition of "minutemen": here is what I found on www.earlyamerica.com --

"The terms "minutemen" and "militia" are often thought of as one and the same. However, in early America — especially in the 18th century — there was a distinct difference.

Minute-men represented a small hand-picked force selected from the ranks of local militia companies and regiments. Approximately one-third of the men in each militia unit were chosen "to be ready to march or fight at a minute's notice."

The true minute-men — always the first to appear at or await a battle — stood at Lexington Green on the morning of April 19, 1775, and led the attack on Concord Bridge. Their numbers were reinforced by the regular militia that turned out in that day's historic battles.

Actually, the concept of minute-men existed in America as early as the 17th century, while the term itself came into use in 1759 during the French and Indian War.

The title "minute-men" was formally adopted the year before the American Revolution started. At that time, in October of 1774, the Provincial Congress of Massachusetts voted to enroll 12,000 men under the title of Minute-Men — volunteers who would be ready at a minute's warning to take to the field with arms.

After Congress authorized a Continental Army under the command of George Washington, minutemen units eventually ceased to exist. But their contribution as a trained and battle-hardened corps of veterans was an important and significant force as patriots took up arms to oppose the British army in the Revolutionary War."

14 comments:

  1. il ressemble a l'insigne des "New England Patriots".

    it looks like a badge of "New England Patriots"

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  2. Very interesting logo, is it Minuteman? I like it.

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  3. I think this is a fantastic logo! As to the name of the mascot, I don't have a clue... :-)

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  4. I did desperate research..., but no, I didn't find! :-(

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  5. They're The Minutemen? I'm in Florida!

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  6. I was going to say the Patriots too.
    To answer your question Kate, no the boat isn't mine. Its a boat that was used on Lake Tahoe during the 1940's.
    I took the picture looking into the boathouse that was part of an area museum.

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  7. The logo is well done and reminds me of the minutemen or the continental army. Anyway, it is a good looking flag.

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  8. Oh, this is easier than I thought it would be!! Carraol got it first thing in the am. Next time, it'll be more challenging!!

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  9. Up here in New England the Patriots
    use this, we also think that it looks like Elvis

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  10. hey Katie! Not a clue.... bet you are counting the moments to see sunny Mexico! And knowing you, it won't be a moment before you are back caring for animals, visiting wonderful homes, attending an eclectic mix of musical events, and regaling us with your stories, and introducing us to lovely people! Congrats on your new President, a marked improvement!!!:) Even in South Africa, there has been a lot of joy and great interest in his inauguration, as well as respect for the way he has wasted no time in implimenting some of his election promises.

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  11. very striking logo, haven't got a clue about the name but i'm glad it's already been answered =)

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  12. I also thouught it was a Patriot. My HS was Patriots and looked similar to this - although a bit more old-fashioned.

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  13. Way to go Carraol.

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  14. Haven't a clue and reading the comments I'm not familiar with The Minutemen so please explain when you next post.

    Meanwhile, not long now I think to your Mexico trip so Bon Voyage.

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