Vintage 1910-1927 OAC (Oregon State Univ.) Pennant with Beaver Eating Tree

Here’s another great example of an early Oregon Agricultural College (now Oregon State University) pennant showing both the OAC letters and a beaver eating a tree.  This pennant dates sometime between 1910 to 1927.  We know it’s during this time as the Beaver was first referenced in association with Oregon State around 1910 (some historians say 1916), and the school changed its name from OAC to OSC (Oregon State College) in 1927.  All of the early OAC pennants I have seen featuring beavers shows the animal’s fully, as opposed to the more cartoonish Benny Beaver mascot with its smiling face that we primarily saw on pennants in the 1950’s and beyond.

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