The Story Behind the "M"

The "M" is 620 feet above the Missoula Valley floor. It is 125' feet long and 100' feet wide. University of Montana forestry students cut the switchbacks into the side of the hill in the early 1900's. The first "M" was assembled out of whitewashed rocks in 1909, and given a fresh coat of paint by freshmen every year, until 1968, when all those rocks were cemented together with concrete.

Photo by Nelson Kenter, kenterphotography.com

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Griz Softball Begins Practice

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MCT Announces Audition for The Rainmaker

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The Shortcut To Easier Sales

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Griz Dominate the Oildiggers 86-44

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This Week’s Arts & Culture Scene | Jan 12

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UM Sports Trivia | Week of Jan 12

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Lady Griz Host Weber State, Idaho State This Week

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Griz at Weber State Jan. 8th

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Missoula Community Theatre’s Production of Clue: TheMusical open Jan. 23

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Citizens Urged to Call 911 to Report Mount Jumbo Trespassers

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UM Sports Trivia | Week of Jan 5

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Montana Down North Dakota 74-63 (Photo Gallery)

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Wagenmann to Participate in 2015 NFLPA Collegiate Bowl on Jan. 17th

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Grizzlies Open Big Sky Season with 66-48 Win Over Northern Colorado

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Griz Host Bears Today (Jan. 1) in Big Sky Opener

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Lady Griz Open Big Sky Play With Challenging Road Trip

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Reinvigorate Your Business For The New Year

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After Christmas Savings Ideas

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It’s All About First Night–New Year’s Eve in Missoula

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Pre-League Women’s Big Sky Conference Power Poll

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UM Sports Trivia | Week of Dec 29

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Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Dec 29

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Citizens Encouraged to Recycle Christmas Trees

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Defending Your Business

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Country A Cappela Band, Home Free In Concert March 16

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MCT Begins Partnership with China National Theatre for Children

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This Week’s Missoula Arts & Culture Scene | Dec 22

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Valley Named Big Sky Conference Player of the Week

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UM Sports Trivia | Week of Dec 22

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Make it Missoula Monday | Week of Dec 22

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Montana Downs Austin Peay, Wins Lady Griz Classic (Photo Gallery)

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UM’s Head Coach Bob Stitt Formally Introduced

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Top Album Picks for 2014

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The Dark Side of Native Plant Enthusiasm

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Wagenmann & Hermanson Named to All America Teams

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Home-Baked Cinnamon Rolls

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Creating Client Loyalty = Depending on You

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Missoula REALTORS Help Kids in Need Through MOR4Kids

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The Flathead Valley: A Nordic Oasis

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MDA Announces Dowtown Window Decorating Contest Winners

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UM Sports Trivia | Week of Dec 15

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Bob Stitt Named Head Football Coach at Montana

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Wagenmann Named to Prestigious AFCA All-America Team

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Roundup of Christmas Savings Ideas

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Kellie Cole Rubel Earns Fourth Career Player of the Week Honor

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Lady Griz Win 69-55 at Portland

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Ten Things To Tell Your Dog Today

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Did you Just Should on Me?

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Davidson Defeats Host Montana 110-99 (Photo Gallery)

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Selling Your Home During the Winter

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Whitefish Mountain Resort Opens New Terrain for New Season

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Simple Homemade Caramel Sauce

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FCS Playoffs Second Round Playoff: At EWU 37, Montana 20

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Santa’s Arrival & Parade of Lights Sat., Dec. 6 Downtown Missoula

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My Turkey Can Beat Your Turkey

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Perfect Prime Rib

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Your Systems Should Serve All Customers

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Warren Miller WWII Ski Trooper Documentary Premieres in Missoula Dec. 7

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Mount Jumbo Wildlife Closure Begins December 1

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Warrior in the Ring: The Life of Marvin Camel, Native American World Champion Boxer

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UM Sports Trivia | Week of Dec 1

By CHRIS WALTERSKIRCHEN- This Saturday for the fifth time in their FCS play-off history the Grizzly football team has a rematch in the post-season with a team they faced in the regular season. ... more