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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Important Things You Need To Look Out For When Looking For A New Home

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Missoula In Search Of Solutions As The Housing Market Tightens And Prices Soar

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Driveway design: what you should know

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Successful Homeowners Associations Benefit Local Communities

With effective administration, HOAs can offer useful maintenance programs and shared recreational facilities, which can enhance the value of a property.... more

3 Reasons to Consider Basement Conversion

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3 Things to Consider When Transitioning to Home Ownership

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Smart Tips When Buying a Condo

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The Most Important Questions to Ask Your Potential Homebuilder

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How To Protect Your Home From Foreclosure

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Tips On How To Sell Your Home Fast In A Slow Real Estate Market

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4 Important Tips to Help You Buy Your Dream Home

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How To Take Advantage of A Suffering Economy

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Things Nobody Tells You About Being a Property Agent

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Frequently Asked Questions About Home Improvement

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What are the Advantages of Buying Distressed Properties?

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4 Essential Tips for a Successful House Renovation

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Why Should You Buy a Central Air Conditioner for Your Home?

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First Time Home Buyer in Montana: 5 Words of Wisdom

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Why Land for Sale in Missoula is Your Ticket

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Refinancing a Mortgage?

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How a Realtor in Missoula Can Help Accurately Price Your Home

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Montana Homestead Declaration – Why it’s Important for Homeowners

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