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OUR NEW BOMBER MASCOT

Are we Bombers because of a B-17 or the Atom Bomb???
Read both sides of the Bomber Nickname Research Project

NICKNAME TIMELINE
1910 to 1922 - NO MASCOT
1922 to 1937 - RHS Colts
1938 to 1944 - RHS Broncs
[ July, 1944 - B-17, "Day's Pay", delivered to USAAF -- purchased by construction workers at Hanford Construction Camp]
Fall, 1944 - from Broncs to Beavers (44-45 school year)
08/06/45 - First A-Bomb (Little Boy) dropped on Hiroshima by B-29 Enola Gay.
08/09/45 - Hanford-plutonium A-Bomb (Fat Man) dropped on Nagasaki by B-29 Bock's Car (named after its regular command pilot, Captain Frederick C. Bock) The Bocks Car was restored, and, in 1961, it went on permanent display at the Air Force Museum at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, OH.
Top News Story of the century
08/14/45 - WWII ended
10/12/45 - from Beavers to Bombers (45-46 school year)

1947 ~ Our First Bomber Mascot

Our Mascot -- Through the years...
Our FIRST Mascot - 1947 Our Mascot - 1960 Our Mascot - 1962 Our Mascot at R2K

Animated Cloud/R
Animation by Vic Day ('65)

6/24/00 ~ Our Old Mascot at R2K

2/7/01 ~ THE BOMBER, THE BOMB, AND THE BOMBERS
Myth, History, and Traditions
by Keith Maupin ('47)


6/1/01 ~ The first picture of our New Mascot

6/23/01 ~ Our New Mascot at R2K+1

6/23/01 ~ Tri-City Herald - Alumni Donate New Mascot

7/1/01 ~ Installing the new Mascot

7/19/01 ~ Tri-City Herald - Empty Space in RHS Foyer

07/24/01 ~ Bomber Mascot Crisis Newsletter #1

7/25/01 ~ Waitin' on the School Board

Bomber Mascot Crisis Newsletters
07/25/01 ~ #2 ~ 07/26/01 ~ #3 ~ 07/27/01 ~ #4
07/28/01 ~ #5 ~ 07/30/01 ~ #6 ~ 07/31/01 ~ #7
08/01/01 ~ #8 ~ 08/02/01 ~ #9 ~ 08/03/01 ~ #10
08/06/01 ~ #11 ~ 08/07/01 ~ #12 ~ 08/08/01 ~ #13
08/09/01 ~ #14 ~ 08/10/01 ~ #15
08/11/01 ~ #16 ~ 08/13/01 ~ #17

8/13/01 ~ Mascot Vandalized

Bomber Mascot Crisis Newsletters
08/14/01 ~ #18 ~ 08/15/01 ~ #19

8/15/01 ~ Tri-City Herald - School Board Rejects Mascot Gift

Bomber Mascot Crisis Newsletters
08/16/01 ~ #20 ~ 08/17/01 ~ #21

Bomber Mascot Crisis Newsletters
08/20/01 ~ #22 ~ 08/21/01 ~ #23 ~ 08/22/01 ~ #24
08/23/01 ~ #25 ~ 08/24/01 ~ #26 ~ 08/27/01 ~ #27
08/28/01 ~ #28 ~ 08/29/01 ~ #29 ~ 08/30/01 ~ #30

9/20/01 ~ Tri City Herald Editorial - Bomb vs. Big9

10/30/01 ~ RHS Sandstorm ~ Letter to the Editor

"BOMBERS" ~ What sort of nickname is that?
There ARE other Bombers"

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From: Lorin St. John ('55)
   I have always been curious how many other high schools have the Bomber logo. I searched the internet the other day and came up with 15 high schools in the nation (out of countless thousands of schools) that have the Bomber [nickname]. I thought it might be an interesting bit of trivia to add to the "BOMBERS-What sort of nickname is that" site.

1. Argenta-Oreana Bombers ~Argenta, IL
School Mascot: Bomberman
A-O Bomberman

2. Ballard Bombers ~ Huxley, Iowa
Ballard Bomber

3. Boonton Bombers ~ Boonton, NJ
School colors: red/black/white
School mascot: stealth bomber

4. Brownstown Bombers ~ Brownstown, IL
Brownstown Mascot

5. East High Bombers ~ Cleveland, OH
East High mascot

6. Edon High Bombers ~ Toledo, OH
Edon High Bombers

7. Frederick Bombers ~ Frederick, OK (The Bomber Bowl is their football stadium and the Hangar is dressing rooms.)
Frederick Bombers ~ Bomber Hanger Don't cha love their Bomber Hangar?

8. Kenston Bombers ~ Chagrin Falls, OH
Kenston HS mascot

9. Macomb Bombers ~ Macomb, IL ~ airplane
School colors: orange and black


10.Midwest City Bombers ~ Midwest City, OK
School Mascot: No mascot - just drawings and silhouettes of various bombers, starting with a B-25 (the school's started classes in September, 1943) and later a B-52 and now it is a B-2.
School colors: black and gold

11. Mountain Home Bombers ~ Mountain Home, AR
Mt. Home mascot

12. Rensselaer Bombers ~ Rensselaer, IN
School colors: red and black
Rensselaer mascot

13. St. Xavier Bombers ~ Cincinnati, OH
School nickname: blue bombers
School mascot: airplane

14. Westfield Bombers ~ Westfield, MA

15. Willamsfield Bombers ~ Williamsfield, IL

16. Windham Bombers ~ Windham, OH
Windham mascot

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Other Bombers found

Adair-Casey Bombers ~ Adair, Iowa
School Colors: Black and Gold (?)
Adair-Casey mascot

The only College or University that has the Bomber [nickname] is
Ithaca College ~ Ithaca, NY

...and (or course) RICHLAND BOMBERS - Richland, Washington
this is our alumni website!! We added ourselves anyway
School mascot: The Bomb (picture of the new mascot at the top of this page)
School colors: Kelly green and gold

Maybe someone else can "come up with" more.
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