Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The Y at BYU
There is an interesting phenomenon in the western United States of putting large letters on hillsides. These letters usually represent a school located in a nearby community. Here in Provo, Utah, I can see a view of the Y on the mountain to east of the Brigham Young University campus nearly every day. Because there is another hill, or the edge of the "Bench" between our home and the mountain, I really can't see any part of Y Mount from our house except the very top of the mountain. The Y is very visible from most other parts of the valley. As you drive along the Wasatch Front you will also see various other letters such as the giant U above the University of Utah. These letters are usually maintained by an annual painting of white or other suitable color.