Floyd Meade trained a huge turkey to walk on a leash of orange and maroon ribbons and brought it to Virginia Tech football games, such as this one, in the early 1920s. He would parade the turkey up and down the sidelines and celebrate a touchdown or spectacular play. The press made a big thing of it, and the football team became known as the "Gobblers."
I wasn't sure if this was exactly the right venue for this, but this has meant so much to me. I was on campus on April 16, 2007 and was part of this. I live for 32, and I hope you do too. If you if any way supported Virginia Tech during the shootings (even if it was only in your thoughts), thank you. It meant the world to us then and now.
The Scots-Irish starting migrating into Virginia in 1715. They soon became the dominant culture of the Appalachians from Pennsylvania to Georgia, not only because of their numbers, but because of their independent spirits, adventurous personalities and restless nature. They became the frontiersmen and cowboys of the Big Valley and the Wild West! (From Scots-Irish in Virginia, virginia.org)