Paint donation to touch up Douglas D

A D has been visible over Carson Valley for the better part of a century.

A D has been visible over Carson Valley for the better part of a century. Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

 

In honor of the Douglas High Class of 2021, Support Our Seniors donated the paint for Block D to refresh the D on the mountain above Walley’s Hot Springs.

According to a Gems from DCHS column published in 1989, students have been painting a D in the Carson Range since the late 1920s or early 1930s.

In 1986, a helicopter flew white wash to the top of the hill, but the paint was too thick for a sprayer and no one brought a brush.

A D has been prominent on the Carson Range for decades, having been painted there by the class. In 1988, Bil Juchtzer said it was originally on old Kingsbury Grade between Spence Rauber’s place and Kiwanis Lookout Point.

It was moved to the hill above Walley’s at some point, where students would use a bucket brigade to pass whitewash up the hill.

Dairy Queen is the business of the week. For details on their offer for the class of 2021, the June 3 party at the TJ Corral, and donors check the group’s social media accounts at: Facebook:www.Facebook.com/sosdhsclassof2021 and Instagram: www.Instagram.com/sosdhsclassof2021.

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