Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Seymore D' Fair

The 1984 Louisiana World Exposition - How the mascot Mr. Pelican got his name...!

Recommended Posts

Hello All:

Greetings and Happy New Year...! I wanted to take a moment to 'clarify' my correct name and how I got it. Seems that many confuse the spelling between Seymour and Seymore.

The history is simple. The Exposition held a naming contest that was sponsored by Timesaver, a large locally owned convenience store operator with numerous locations throughout the metro New Orleans and southeast Louisiana area. "Seymore" was chosen from over 18,000 submitted and the contest winner was Susan Shumbra.

Local contest judges include: Angus Lind, Bob Marshall, and Guy Farnell to name a few. You can check out the attached newspaper article published by the Times Picayune October 25, 1983.

My name is a derivative of the phrase 'See More of the Fair'. In yat, that translates to "Seymore D' Fair...!

You can check out more about me and my friends at:




102584 - TP - Seymore get his name.pdf

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this