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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Want a Digital Menu for Your Restaurant Business? Here’s How

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How Businesses In Missoula Are Putting Customers First As They Reopen Post C-19

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Increase Your Business Revenue with the Right Marketing Strategy

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How to Check the Company You Are About to Partner With

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Pro Advice on How to Drive Online Traffic and Increase Sales

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The Ultimate Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Business

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How Valuable SEO Is to Your Business Actually

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How Sales Data Analysis Can Help Your Business

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What Small Businesses Should First Obtain To Operate Effectively

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Expert Cyber Security Tips for Your Business

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Starting To Sell Online? How To Succeed Without Trouble

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Freelance Writer Contract: What Should Be Included?

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Startups 101: Success Through Insurance

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4 Ways to Finance Your Startup if Bank Refuses to Give Loan

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How Amazon FBA Podcasts Can Help You Succeed as a Seller

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How to Increase Employee Productivity in Your Business

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How to Pick a Suitable Marketing Platform

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Importance of Teaching Business Ethics to Students

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Furthering Your Education Without Ever Leaving Missoula

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How Different Apps Changed The Way People Run Their Businesses

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Montana Becomes the Latest State to Legalize Sports Betting

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COVID-19 Update in Downtown Missoula

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Business Management: How to Keep Your Startup Afloat

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4 Reasons Why Zero-Based Budgeting Caused My Interest

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7 Best Ways AI Can Improve Business Efficiency

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The Things You Should Consider When Running a Small Business

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Unique Advertising Ideas For Small Law Firms

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How to Manage a Successful Lawn Care Business

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How To Get Out Of The 5 Most Common Financial Crisis

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Why Shopping Around for Financial Services is So Important

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The Advantages of Having a Website For Your New Business

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Change Leadership

By MARK RIFFEY - The nature of change is changing - and so is the pace.... more

How Technology Facilitates Learning About Personal Finance

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Why “Cause Marketing” is Huge in 2020

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5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Mobile App Development Agency in Montana

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How Missoula Locals Are Taking Advantage of Online Business

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What are White Label SEO Resellers

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