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History of the Yale Bulldog
"Handsome Dan"
1889-Present

Mascots--History
Handsome Dan I
Handsome Dan II

Handsome Dan III
Handsome Dan IV
Handsome Dan V
Handsome Dan VI
Handsome Dan VII
Handsome Dan VIII
Handsome Dan IX
Handsome Dan X
Handsome Dan XI
Handsome Dan XII
Handsome Dan XIII
Handsome Dan XIV
Handsome Dan XV
Handsome Dan XVI

The tradition was established by a young gentleman from Victorian England, who attended Yale in the 1890's. The line now numbers 16, and the original successors have been the intimates of deans, directors, and coaches. One was tended by a head cheerleader who went on to become the Secretary of State. Another was featured on the cover of a national magazine. Yale was the first university in the United States to adopt a mascot, and to this date, none is better known than Handsome Dan.


 
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