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 breweries’

10th Annual Roots Fest Opens Friday, Aug. 28

The MDA will open the 10th annual River City Roots Festival on Friday, Aug. 28 in preparation of Missoula hosting North Dakota State in the home opener for Grizzly Football.... more

Winter BrewFest III Features 36 Beers

Check out the beer list for the Missoula Downtown Association and Kettlehouse Brewery-hosted Winter BrewFest III on Friday, February 15 from 5-10 pm at Caras Park.... more

Garden City Community Brew & Limited-Edition Black IPA

By RYAN NEWHOUSE - Today, the Missoula County Tavern Owners Association and Missoula’s 4 breweries released the Garden City Community Brew to benefit local non-profits.... more

Press Release: Flathead Lake Brewing Company Temporarily Closes

On Oct. 6, a flood caused extensive damage to the Flathead Lake Brewing Company and Sapore. When the building reopens, both businesses will merge into one entity.... more

Missoula Hosts Montana Brewers Festival & Craft Beer Conference

By RYAN NEWHOUSE - This Saturday, the Montana Brewers Association is bringing, for the first time, the Fourth Annual Montana Brewers Festival to Missoula.... more

New Belgium Brewery’s Clips of Faith Returns to Missoula

By RYAN NEWHOUSE - This Friday, New Belgium’s fundraising foray into short films, Clips of Faith, is returning to Caras Park in Missoula. ... more

20th Annual Garden City BrewFest Awards Released

The 2012 Beer Awards for the 20th Anniversary Garden City BrewFest – held last Saturday in Caras Park – have been released. And the winners are.... more

Best Bars in Missoula for Getting a Free Birthday Drink

By RYAN NEWHOUSE - I’ve put together a list of the best bars in Missoula for celebrating a birthday, based on extensive research, phone calls, and personal past experience.... more