I grew up in Edgewood, New Mexico. Unfamiliar with that town? Let me introduce you! Edgewood is 20 mins East of Albuquerque and a tiny dot on the map, located directly on Historic Route 66. I drove that road everyday for many years.
My high school was in Moriarty, NM about 10 mins. further east. Our mascot was the "Fighting Pintos". Rumor has it that once upon a time Moriarty's staple crop was the pinto bean. So the original mascot was a pinto bean, and eventually it rocketed up in coolness to just a plain Pinto.
Ever been to "The Land of Enchantment"?
(We used to call it the "Land of Entrapment" growing up).