Princeton WannaBe Blog
I'm not a real historian. I didn't grow up in Princeton. I don't have an Ivy League education.
I'm a total Princeton WannaBe.
Still, I gush about loving the heart of Princeton as much as I can!
Remember the advertising tagline “Put a Tiger in Your Tank”?
Did you know it was REALLY a tribute to Princeton University? TRUE!
John Gaston (Class of ’39) worked for the advertising company who was hired to come up with a catchy phrase for Esso Gas Stations. John was OBSESSED with his beloved alma mater. He used the marketing opportunity to put tiger tails all over the map! Even non-graduates had tiger tails hanging out of their windows.
(My Mom SWEARS I met my paternal grandmother with a Tiger Tail on my backside! The gas stations gave the tails out for free. Clearly, my mother was too young to be having babies but that's another blog post .....)
Anyhoo, John also had a 22 ft cat-boat that he sailed in his retirement; its name was Tiger II
(Our extensive research to connect Tony the Tiger to Princeton University is incomplete at this time …… updates will be provided to Anderson Cooper …….)
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