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Alamogordo, NM

Alpine, TX

Antelope Hill, AZ

Arizona State University

El Paso, TX (Austin H.S.)

Las Cruces, NM (Aggies)

University of Arizona

is for...

Some background:
In 1918 an "N" was constructed on the butte to represent the Normal School. After the school's name was changed to Tempe State Teacher's College in 1925, the "N" was replaced with a "T." The "A" seen today was constructed in 1938 while the school was Arizona State Teacher's College but now applies to Arizona State University." -- Dean Smith, Tempe: Arizona Crossroads (1990)

Some more background:

This Mountain Monogram is located in Tempe. This photo pretty much summarizes what has happened to a formerly fun little town. It's now just a big hole -- Tempe's greedy, idiotic city politicians have welcomed Corporate America into the downtown, tearing down anything that was interesting. Appropriately enough, you can see the Tempe city offices directly under the "A" (it's an upside-down pyramid -- also appropriate).

Not background, but kinda interesting.

"What are alumni magazines?" That is the answer to the Jeopardy! question, "What sort of magazines are even more devoid of content than airline inflight and auto club magazines?"

This might be the most-painted Mountain Monogram in existence. Many get painted by school factions and rival schools, but ASU's "A" typically gets repainted multiple times a week. This paint job will probably last a while, though.


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