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  1. Traveler was introduced in the autumn of 1961, during the USC Trojans football team's home opener at the Coliseum, against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. To dress Saukko as a Trojan warrior, USC used its connections to the film industry to procure the costume worn by Charlton Heston in Ben Hur two years earlier.

    • The Coliseum

      Until it was renovated in the 1990s, the Coliseum included...

    • Previous mascots

      Before Traveler, USC used another mascot, a series of...

    • Introduction

      Traveler was introduced in the autumn of 1961, during the...

    • Riders

      After Saukko retired from riding the horse in 1988, his...

    • Different horses

      Several horses have been "Traveler" over the years, of...

  2. History Traveler (mascot) Traveler on the sidelines during a football game. Traveler horse statue Traveleris a horsewho is the mascot of the University of Southern California. Traveler appears at all USC home football games in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseumas well as many other outdoor events, including numerous Rose Parades.

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  4. Aug 12, 2022 · Traveleris a horsewho is the mascot of the University of Southern California. Traveler appears at all USC home football games in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseumas well as many other outdoor events, including numerous Rose Parades. The current horse is Traveler IX.

  5. Aug 19, 2017 · A statue of Traveler was unveiled in 2010, modeled after the “pure white Andalusian horse that is our majestic mascot.” Traveler VII’s hoofprints were memorialized in concrete in 2012 to be ...

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  6. The Traveler tradition began in 1961 with Traveler I. From 1961 to 1988, USC’s equestrian mascots were selected, trained and ridden by Richard Saukko. After his death, the Saukko family continued the tradition of raising the famous Trojan horses until 2003, when equestrian manager Joanne Asman took over.

  7. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › MascotMascot - Wikipedia

    The word 'mascot' originates from the French term 'mascotte' which means lucky charm. This was used to describe anything that brought luck to a household. The word was first recorded in 1867 and popularised by a French composer Edmond Audran who wrote the opera La mascotte, performed in December 1880.

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