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Why Is California Called The Golden Bears?


Why Is California Called The Golden Bears?

Ever wondered why California is called the Golden Bears? Where did the nickname come from?

California’s nickname originated in 1895 during California’s dominant track and field team’s tour of Midwest and Eastern universities. A blue silk banner with the golden grizzly bear, the state symbol, was displayed by the team during that tour. Since then, Cal’s athletic teams have been known as the Golden Bears.

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