Day 224: Hillside Letters

“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.” To read more click here. Pictured: The ‘W’ stands for Winnemucca, Nevada.

7 thoughts on “Day 224: Hillside Letters

  1. So interesting to read up on this Jackie. I can only imagine how much work goes into something like that. Lovely photo and thanks for sharing. 😀

    Wishing you a lovely weekend. ♥

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  2. My aunt lives in Tucson, and from her house she can see A mountain. The big red A is now red, white and blue, and had to do with some victory of an Arizona team. Fascinating.

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