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Wabash Collection

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The Story

Kansas State University's rich heritage and unique traditions come to life in the "Wabash Collection," a compilation of past logos, photos and advertisements release for use by select K-State licensees. The Collection takes its name from the song "The Wabash Cannonball," known as the second fight song of K-State. It was the only piece of sheet music rescued from the K-State music department in the Nichols Hall fire of 1968, which destroyed many musical instruments, original scores, and the University's auditorium. 

Today, K-Staters "Do the Wabash" during athletic contests, swaying back and forth as the song is played by the K-State band. The song represents survival, perseverance and support of one another ...deep-rooted sentiments that are passed down through generations of Wildcat faithful.