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

Posts Tagged ‘Missoula Arts and Culture’

Thirty Artists Selected For River City Roots Festival Art Show

Thirty artists have been selected for the Juried Art Show on Main Street Friday and Saturday, August 24-25, during the 13th Annual River City Roots Festival in Downtown Missoula.... more

MAM Features Art Installation That Will Evolve Daily

Billings native Abbie Miller to create site-specific installation March 28-31.... more

UM Dancers On Location: A site-Specific Dance Concert Oct. 4, 5

By William MUNOZ - Are you really seeing students dancing at the Gallagher Building or Parking Garage? Yep, they're preparing for the UM Dance Program's annual Site-Specific Dance Concert happening Oct 4th and... more

Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts Exhibits at MAM

CROW’S SHADOW INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS: SELECTED WORKS Oct. 17, 2014 – Mar. 21, 2015 / Lynda M. Frost Contemporary American Indian Art Gallery Art Guide Training: Oct. 17, 3 PM Artist Reception: Nov. 7, 5-8 ... more

Bare Bait Dance Presents Rachel Oliver’s “Settle”

By William MUNOZ - Bare Bait Dance opens its fourth season with "Settle", a multi-media, multi-generational dance-theatre work Choreographed by Missoula-born, Rachel Oliver... more