Fulton, Joe Kirk 1980-09-04

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Joe Kirk Fulton discusses the use of the masked rider as Tech mascot.

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Interviewee Name: Joe Kirk Fulton

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Date: September 4, 1980


Interviewer: Dr. David Murrah

Length: 30 minutes


Tape 1, Side 1: Photograph discussed, Coach Weaver originated the masked rider , Weaver and Fulton discussed idea, Change in image of rider, Fulton's uniform, Fulton from a ranching family, Fans reaction to rider, Initial Uniform Weaver and Fulton's idea, First appearance at the Gator Bowl, Horse's reaction to crowd, Sheriff's Posse horse, Masked rider for two years, Made arrangements for horse, Later horses donated, Reaction to girls being masked rider, No comments, Problems with coaches, Some coaches don't like horses on the field, He only led the team onto the field, Reaction to developments in masked rider tradition, Weaver's inspiration, Masked rider inspires students, Development of horsemanship.

Tape 1, Side 2: Blank

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