2018-09-18 10.18.32

Hillside Letters

From Wikipedia

Hillside letters or mountain monograms are a form of geoglyph (more specifically hill figures) common in the American West, consisting of large single letters, abbreviations, or messages emblazoned on hillsides, typically created and maintained by schools or towns. There are approximately 500 of these geoglyphs, ranging in size from a few feet to hundreds of feet tall. They form an important part of the western cultural landscape, where they function as symbols of school pride and civic identity, similar to water towers and town slogans on highway “welcome to” signs in other regions.

Growing up in Utah the hillside letters were very common, I decided to start another list here for the letters I come across.

A’s

  • A – Alton

B’s

  • B – Beaver
  • B – Bingham High (Bingham Canyon)
  • B – Bountiful
  • B – Brigham City
  • B – Brighton High (Cottonwood Heights)
  • B – South Jordan
  • BL – Ben Lomond High (Ogden)
  • BR – Bear River High School (Garland)
  • BV – Bryce Valley High (Tropic)

— C’s —

— D’s —

— E’s —

— F’s —

— G’s —

— Hs —

  • H – Henefer
  • H – Highland High School (Salt Lake City)
  • H – Hurricane

— J’s —

  • J – (Juab) Nephi

— M’s —

  • M – Fillmore (Millard)
  • M – Moroni

— P’s —

— S’s —

— S’s —

— U’s —

— Y’s —

Aside from just letters, sometimes it is words:

  • CALICO (Calico Ghost Town, California)
  • DIXIE (St George, Utah)
  • GREEN VALLEY (St George, Utah)
  • FREMONT COUNTRY (Beaver area, Utah)
  • HOLE N’ THE ROCK (Moab area, Utah)
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