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The Mountain Cat Who Mattered

Mt CatEveryone knows that the Mountain Cat is the official mascot of Pitt-Johnstown, right?  What many might not know is how the mountain cat was chosen.  We've released the never-before told tale of our Mountain Cat's rise to campus stardom.  

The story starts more than 50 years ago, when a mountain cat was born in the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania.  As a cub, it liked to play with the other animals in the forest and was known for a fierce roar that could be heard for miles around.  Its parents lived, of all places, in dense woods, which were also home to a beautiful college campus called the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown that sat in a clearing on the top of the mountain. 

To view the complete story, please click here.