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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Don’t Let Poor Planning Crash Your Party This St. Patrick’s Day

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Best Ways to Learn and Teach Online

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How to Plan the Ideal Montana Weekend Getaway

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Griz Adjust Spring Schedule

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How to Become a Personal Trainer

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VitalGround – A Grizzly Bear Conservation Organization

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A Note From Griz Basketball

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What Betting Games Can You Play in Montana?

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Building More Muscles with SARMs

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The Best Luxury Vaping Devices Available In The Market Today

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Can Tarot Cards Predict the Future?

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Start a Business in Montana

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Support Someone’s Dream on Small Business Saturday

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