List of hillside letters in Arizona

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The A on Tempe Butte for Arizona State University

This is a list of hillside letters (also known as mountain monograms) in the U.S. state of Arizona.[1][2][3] There are at least 58 hillside letters, acronyms, and messages in the state, possibly as many as 60. Arizona's most notable monograms are likely the pair of A's for Arizona State University and the University of Arizona that are a focus of their rivalry. Arizona also has a fictional monogram, the RS for Radiator Springs in the movie Cars.

Monogram Town State/Country Description Location
A Ajo Arizona 32°21′55″N 112°52′36″W / 32.3654°N 112.8766°W / 32.3654; -112.8766 (Ajo)
A Tacna Arizona Antelope Union High School 32°42′04″N 114°00′45″W / 32.7012°N 114.0125°W / 32.7012; -114.0125 (Antelope Union High School)
A Tempe Arizona Arizona State University, 1918 (N), 1925 (T), 1938 (A) 33°25′40″N 111°56′10″W / 33.4279°N 111.936°W / 33.4279; -111.936 (Arizona State University)
AF Ash Fork Arizona 35°13′58″N 112°28′38″W / 35.2329°N 112.4773°W / 35.2329; -112.4773 (Ash Fork)
B Bagdad Arizona 34°34′50″N 113°10′49″W / 34.5806°N 113.1802°W / 34.5806; -113.1802 (Bagdad)
B Bisbee Arizona 31°26′39″N 109°54′39″W / 31.4442°N 109.9107°W / 31.4442; -109.9107 (Bisbee)
B Bouse Arizona 33°56′30″N 113°59′42″W / 33.9418°N 113.9949°W / 33.9418; -113.9949 (Bouse)
B Sanders Arizona Sanders Middle School Braves 35°13′15″N 109°19′42″W / 35.2207°N 109.3283°W / 35.2207; -109.3283 (Sanders Middle School Braves)
CG Casa Grande Arizona 32°49′40″N 111°43′16″W / 32.8277°N 111.7211°W / 32.8277; -111.7211 (Casa Grande)
C Chloride Arizona 35°25′08″N 114°11′19″W / 35.419°N 114.1885°W / 35.419; -114.1885 (Chloride)
C Clarkdale Arizona 34°46′59″N 112°04′00″W / 34.7831°N 112.0666°W / 34.7831; -112.0666 (Clarkdale)
C Clifton Arizona 33°02′37″N 109°18′00″W / 33.0435°N 109.3001°W / 33.0435; -109.3001 (Clifton)
C Concho Arizona 34°28′31″N 109°35′44″W / 34.4753°N 109.5956°W / 34.4753; -109.5956 (Concho)
C Coolidge Arizona 33°03′52″N 111°30′53″W / 33.0644°N 111.5146°W / 33.0644; -111.5146 (Coolidge)
C (uncertain existence) Cottonwood Arizona 34°44′22″N 112°00′35″W / 34.7395°N 112.0097°W / 34.7395; -112.0097 (Cottonwood) (uncertain location)
DILKON Dilkon Arizona 35°23′01″N 110°19′24″W / 35.3835°N 110.3234°W / 35.3835; -110.3234 (Dilkon)
D Douglas Arizona 31°20′48″N 109°28′40″W / 31.3467°N 109.4777°W / 31.3467; -109.4777 (Douglas)
D Duncan Arizona 32°43′31″N 109°06′42″W / 32.7252°N 109.1116°W / 32.7252; -109.1116 (Duncan)
F Florence Arizona 33°03′16″N 111°24′30″W / 33.0545°N 111.4082°W / 33.0545; -111.4082 (Florence)
T Fort Thomas Arizona 33°04′13″N 109°56′43″W / 33.0702°N 109.9453°W / 33.0702; -109.9453 (Fort Thomas)
F Fredonia Arizona 36°58′41″N 112°31′30″W / 36.9781°N 112.525°W / 36.9781; -112.525 (Fredonia)
G Ganado Arizona 35°42′49″N 109°31′49″W / 35.7137°N 109.5303°W / 35.7137; -109.5303 (Ganado)
G The Gap Arizona 36°19′10″N 111°27′50″W / 36.3195°N 111.464°W / 36.3195; -111.464 (The Gap)
G Globe Arizona 33°23′40″N 110°47′24″W / 33.3944°N 110.7899°W / 33.3944; -110.7899 (Globe)
HALL Springerville Arizona Hall Ranch? 34°06′17″N 109°14′27″W / 34.1047°N 109.2408°W / 34.1047; -109.2408 (Hall Ranch?)
H Hayden Arizona Hayden High School 32°59′36″N 110°46′26″W / 32.9934°N 110.774°W / 32.9934; -110.774 (Hayden High School)
H (no longer exists) Holbrook Arizona 34°54′33″N 110°10′21″W / 34.9092°N 110.1726°W / 34.9092; -110.1726 (Holbrook)
J Jerome Arizona 34°44′55″N 112°07′09″W / 34.7487°N 112.1192°W / 34.7487; -112.1192 (Jerome)
JC Joseph City Arizona 34°57′55″N 110°19′04″W / 34.9654°N 110.3179°W / 34.9654; -110.3179 (Joseph City)
K Kayenta Arizona 36°44′15″N 110°15′41″W / 36.7374°N 110.2613°W / 36.7374; -110.2613 (Kayenta)
K Kingman Arizona 35°11′46″N 114°03′18″W / 35.1961°N 114.0549°W / 35.1961; -114.0549 (Kingman)
L Laveen Arizona 33°20′45″N 112°09′55″W / 33.3458°N 112.1652°W / 33.3458; -112.1652 (Laveen)
M Maricopa Arizona 33°08′44″N 112°01′09″W / 33.1455°N 112.0192°W / 33.1455; -112.0192 (Maricopa)
M Mayer Arizona 34°23′52″N 112°14′18″W / 34.3979°N 112.2383°W / 34.3979; -112.2383 (Mayer) (uncertain location)
M Miami Arizona 33°23′49″N 110°52′35″W / 33.397°N 110.8765°W / 33.397; -110.8765 (Miami)
M Morenci Arizona 33°02′25″N 109°19′16″W / 33.0402°N 109.3211°W / 33.0402; -109.3211 (Morenci)
P Page Arizona 36°52′53″N 111°29′26″W / 36.8815°N 111.4905°W / 36.8815; -111.4905 (Page)
P Parker Arizona 34°07′24″N 114°13′18″W / 34.1234°N 114.2217°W / 34.1234; -114.2217 (Parker)
P Prescott Arizona 34°32′28″N 112°25′44″W / 34.541°N 112.429°W / 34.541; -112.429 (Prescott)
<PHOENIX Mesa Arizona 33°29′31″N 111°37′48″W / 33.492°N 111.63°W / 33.492; -111.63 (Mesa)
Q Quartzsite Arizona 33°39′08″N 114°13′49″W / 33.6523°N 114.2303°W / 33.6523; -114.2303 (Quartzsite)
R Kearny Arizona Ray High School 33°03′00″N 110°55′53″W / 33.0499°N 110.9314°W / 33.0499; -110.9314 (Ray High School)
RV Eagar Arizona Round Valley High School 34°07′11″N 109°16′49″W / 34.1198°N 109.2803°W / 34.1198; -109.2803 (Round Valley High School)
S Salome Arizona 33°45′55″N 113°33′27″W / 33.7653°N 113.5574°W / 33.7653; -113.5574 (Salome)
SD Seba Dalkai Arizona 35°29′08″N 110°27′14″W / 35.4855°N 110.4538°W / 35.4855; -110.4538 (Seba Dalkai)
S Seligman Arizona 35°22′06″N 112°53′56″W / 35.3683°N 112.8989°W / 35.3683; -112.8989 (Seligman)
S (uncertain existence) Show Low Arizona 34°15′16″N 110°01′44″W / 34.2544°N 110.0288°W / 34.2544; -110.0288 (Show Low) (uncertain location)
SJ St. Johns Arizona 34°30′30″N 109°17′47″W / 34.5082°N 109.2965°W / 34.5082; -109.2965 (St. Johns)
S Phoenix Arizona Sunnyslope High School 33°34′26″N 112°04′36″W / 33.5739°N 112.0766°W / 33.5739; -112.0766 (Sunnyslope High School)
S Superior Arizona 33°16′54″N 111°05′45″W / 33.2818°N 111.0958°W / 33.2818; -111.0958 (Superior)
T Tempe Arizona 33°24′25″N 111°58′02″W / 33.407°N 111.9672°W / 33.407; -111.9672 (Tempe)
T Phoenix Arizona Thunderbird High School 33°36′54″N 112°05′47″W / 33.6151°N 112.0965°W / 33.6151; -112.0965 (Thunderbird High School)
T Tombstone Arizona 31°43′10″N 110°04′25″W / 31.7194°N 110.0737°W / 31.7194; -110.0737 (Tombstone)
TEEC NOS POS Teec Nos Pos Arizona 36°56′05″N 109°05′28″W / 36.9347°N 109.0911°W / 36.9347; -109.0911 (Teec Nos Pos)
A Tucson Arizona University of Arizona, built 1916 32°12′38″N 110°59′30″W / 32.2106°N 110.9917°W / 32.2106; -110.9917 (University of Arizona)
V Elfrida Arizona Valley Union High School 31°41′52″N 109°34′17″W / 31.6979°N 109.5714°W / 31.6979; -109.5714 (Valley Union High School)
W Wickenburg Arizona 33°58′52″N 112°43′09″W / 33.981°N 112.7192°W / 33.981; -112.7192 (Wickenburg)
W Willcox Arizona 32°20′47″N 109°50′22″W / 32.3465°N 109.8395°W / 32.3465; -109.8395 (Willcox)
WR Fort Defiance Arizona Window Rock High School 35°43′34″N 109°04′27″W / 35.7262°N 109.0743°W / 35.7262; -109.0743 (Window Rock High School)
W Woodruff Arizona 34°47′48″N 110°02′32″W / 34.7967°N 110.0421°W / 34.7967; -110.0421 (Woodruff)
Y Yarnell Arizona 34°13′18″N 112°44′29″W / 34.2218°N 112.7414°W / 34.2218; -112.7414 (Yarnell)


Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Corning, Evelyn (2007). Hillside Letters A to Z : A Guide to Hometown Landmarks. Missoula, Mont.: Mountain Press Publishing Company. 
  2. ^ Rocha, Guy (June 2004), "Hillside Letters: In Plain Sight But Not Intended for Planes", Sierra Sage 
  3. ^ Parsons, James J. (1988). "Hillside Letters in the Western United States". Landscape (Sante Fe, N.M.) 30 (1): 15–23. Retrieved 2011-08-09. 

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