Saturday, November 28, 2009
Home for the Holiday - Number Hill (Arco, Idaho)
One of my favorite sights on the drive home from Idaho to Montana is Number Hill in Arco, Idaho. Arco's claim to fame is that it was the first community in the world to get its electricity from nuclear power (on July 17, 1955). This fact is proudly announced on Recreation Hall on Main Street, on a marquee style sign. Number Hill is the result of a tradition of Butte County High School painting the year of each graduation class on the hill, since 1920. It's quite unique and striking, and this is the first time I've stopped to get a photo of it. I love all of these small towns in Idaho and Montana - they're so proud of their accomplishments and traditions.