List of hillside letters in Oregon

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This is a list of hillside letters (also known as mountain monograms) in the U.S. state of Oregon.[1][2][3] There are at least 35 hillside letters, acronyms, and messages in the state, possibly as many as 40; primarily in small towns in the arid eastern half of the state.

Monogram Town State/Country Description Location
A Adrian Oregon 43°44′13″N 117°05′36″W / 43.737°N 117.0934°W / 43.737; -117.0934 (Adrian)
A Arlington Oregon 45°43′18″N 120°11′56″W / 45.7216°N 120.1988°W / 45.7216; -120.1988 (Arlington)
B Baker Oregon 44°46′44″N 117°53′23″W / 44.779°N 117.8896°W / 44.779; -117.8896 (Baker)
B Barview Oregon 45°34′19″N 123°56′23″W / 45.572°N 123.9397°W / 45.572; -123.9397 (Barview)
BR Unity Oregon Burnt River School 44°27′24″N 118°12′24″W / 44.4567°N 118.2068°W / 44.4567; -118.2068 (Burnt River School)
CHS (uncertain existence) Condon Oregon Condon High School 45°14′15″N 120°11′05″W / 45.2374°N 120.1846°W / 45.2374; -120.1846 (Condon High School) (uncertain location)
C Crane Oregon 43°25′20″N 118°34′30″W / 43.4222°N 118.5749°W / 43.4222; -118.5749 (Crane)
C Culver Oregon 44°29′00″N 121°13′24″W / 44.4833°N 121.2234°W / 44.4833; -121.2234 (Culver)
D (uncertain existence) The Dalles Oregon The Dalles High School 45°35′45″N 121°11′16″W / 45.5957°N 121.1879°W / 45.5957; -121.1879 (Dalles High School) (uncertain location)
D Dayville Oregon 44°28′33″N 119°30′38″W / 44.4758°N 119.5105°W / 44.4758; -119.5105 (Dayville)
D Dufur Oregon 45°27′29″N 121°08′19″W / 45.458°N 121.1387°W / 45.458; -121.1387 (Dufur)
E Elgin Oregon 45°34′07″N 117°54′21″W / 45.5686°N 117.9057°W / 45.5686; -117.9057 (Elgin)
E Eugene Oregon Eugene High School (Now South Eugene High School) 44°03′28″N 123°05′41″W / 44.0578°N 123.09478°W / 44.0578; -123.09478 (Eugene)
G Garibaldi Oregon 45°33′44″N 123°55′12″W / 45.5623°N 123.9201°W / 45.5623; -123.9201 (Garibaldi)
H Harper Oregon 43°50′59″N 117°35′51″W / 43.8496°N 117.5974°W / 43.8496; -117.5974 (Harper)
H Klamath Falls Oregon Henley High School 42°12′36″N 121°41′49″W / 42.21°N 121.697°W / 42.21; -121.697 (Henley High School)
HL Hot Lake Oregon 45°14′33″N 117°57′35″W / 45.2426°N 117.9597°W / 45.2426; -117.9597 (Hot Lake)
H Huntington Oregon 44°21′40″N 117°15′47″W / 44.361°N 117.2631°W / 44.361; -117.2631 (Huntington)
I Imnaha Oregon 45°33′36″N 116°50′16″W / 45.5601°N 116.8377°W / 45.5601; -116.8377 (Imnaha) (uncertain location)
I Ione Oregon 45°29′50″N 119°49′38″W / 45.4973°N 119.8273°W / 45.4973; -119.8273 (Ione)
JV Jordan Valley Oregon 42°58′44″N 117°03′28″W / 42.9788°N 117.0577°W / 42.9788; -117.0577 (Jordan Valley)
K Klamath Falls Oregon 42°14′20″N 121°46′10″W / 42.239°N 121.7695°W / 42.239; -121.7695 (Klamath Falls)
L (no longer exists) La Grande Oregon 45°19′14″N 118°06′40″W / 45.3206°N 118.111°W / 45.3206; -118.111 (La Grande)
L Lakeview Oregon 42°12′03″N 120°20′07″W / 42.2008°N 120.3353°W / 42.2008; -120.3353 (Lakeview)
M Madras Oregon 44°37′57″N 121°08′18″W / 44.6325°N 121.1383°W / 44.6325; -121.1383 (Madras)
M Mapleton Oregon 44°02′15″N 123°51′09″W / 44.0374°N 123.8525°W / 44.0374; -123.8525 (Mapleton)
M Klamath Falls Oregon Mazama High School 42°13′32″N 121°42′17″W / 42.2256°N 121.7046°W / 42.2256; -121.7046 (Mazama High School)
M (uncertain existence) Milton-Freewater Oregon 45°56′23″N 118°23′44″W / 45.9398°N 118.3956°W / 45.9398; -118.3956 (Milton-Freewater) (uncertain location)
M Mitchell Oregon 44°34′07″N 120°09′10″W / 44.5686°N 120.1528°W / 44.5686; -120.1528 (Mitchell)
MV Mount Vernon Oregon 44°25′28″N 119°07′06″W / 44.4244°N 119.1184°W / 44.4244; -119.1184 (Mount Vernon)
OT Klamath Falls Oregon Oregon Institute of Technology 42°15′49″N 121°47′00″W / 42.2636°N 121.7832°W / 42.2636; -121.7832 (Oregon Institute of Technology)
P Paisley Oregon 42°41′32″N 120°34′24″W / 42.6922°N 120.5733°W / 42.6922; -120.5733 (Paisley)
P Prairie City Oregon 44°27′56″N 118°42′26″W / 44.4656°N 118.7071°W / 44.4656; -118.7071 (Prairie City)
R Rogue River Oregon 42°27′06″N 123°09′26″W / 42.4518°N 123.1571°W / 42.4518; -123.1571 (Rogue River)
SWC Maupin Oregon South Wasco County High School 45°10′53″N 121°04′32″W / 45.1815°N 121.0755°W / 45.1815; -121.0755 (South Wasco County High School)
O Eugene Oregon University of Oregon 44°03′28″N 123°05′34″W / 44.0577°N 123.0927°W / 44.0577; -123.0927 (University of Oregon)
V Vale Oregon 43°58′45″N 117°13′36″W / 43.9793°N 117.2266°W / 43.9793; -117.2266 (Vale)
W (uncertain existence) The Dalles Oregon Wahtonka High School 45°37′30″N 121°13′27″W / 45.6249°N 121.2243°W / 45.6249; -121.2243 (Wahtonka High School) (uncertain location)
W Wallowa Oregon 45°34′39″N 117°31′20″W / 45.5775°N 117.5221°W / 45.5775; -117.5221 (Wallowa)
WARM SPRINGS Warm Springs Oregon 44°46′07″N 121°16′07″W / 44.7685°N 121.2686°W / 44.7685; -121.2686 (Warm Springs)

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.