Unicorns of New Braunfels, Texas
In 1928, the high school of New Braunfels, Texas chose the unicorn to be its mascot. They did so in honor of the unicorn featured on the family crest of Friedrich Wilhelm Karl Ludwig Georg Alfred Alexander, Prince of Solms, Lord of Braunfels, Grafenstein, Münzenberg, Wildenfels, and Sonnenwalde… or simply, Prince Solms, for short.
Prince Solms is the man who founded the town as a German colony back in 1844. What the townsfolk didn’t realize is that Prince Solm’s family crest actually features a lion, but what the hey?
For those on a first-name basis with the New Braunfels unicorn, he goes by Eugene and the motto for the sports teams who claim him is: Unicorn Pride is Justified. There is even a 14 minute documentary about the New Braunfels unicorn. Click this link to see the: Unicorn Pride documentary preview
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This was my post for the letter U of the A to Z blogging challenge. Tune in tomorrow to see what quirky Texan thing the letter V will bring!
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