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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Symphony in the Park Sunday, August 8 at 7pm

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How To Stay On a Sleep Schedule During the Summer

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How to Improve Engagement Rate on Your Instagram Account: A Few Tips

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6 Useful Tips On How An AI Operating System Could Ease Your Life

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Important Programming Tips You Don’t Want To Miss

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Missoula Children’s Theatre in-person Performances!

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River City Roots Festival Moving Forward

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Spring and Summer 2021: Fashion Tricks And Tips To Look Elegant

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MCT Presents Schoolhoue Rock Live!

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MCT Presents Magic Tree House: Pirates Past Noon KIDS

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