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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Things You Should Know Before Selling Your Home

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Is it Possible to Pay Your Mortgage with a Credit Card?

By following the tips provided, paying for your mortgage using your credit card can reap you some juicy rewards while enabling you to make timely payments.... more

Renting Condos For A Staycation

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Tips on How to Be Good Sports Parents Whether They Win or Lose

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Beard or Without Beard: Which Is Better?

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Moving Into A New Home Checklist

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Why Animals Make Life Better

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Does More Need to be Done to Formalize Online Betting Legislation in Georgia?

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How to Protect Your Finances in the Aftermath of a Road Accident

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Your Home Maintenance Checklist for the Summer

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Montana Football: Griz Women’s Football Clinic Set for June 6

By ERIC TABER - Announcing the return of the Griz Women's Football Clinic, a fun way for female fans to learn more about football and interact with coaches and staff.... more

5 Small Business Mistakes to Avoid

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Please Volunteer to Help Save the Dragon

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How to Grow Your Small Business on a Budget

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The Markets Are Back in Town

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27th Annual Garden City Brewfest Features Over 70 Beers, Ciders & Wine

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Montana’s Special Drawing Deadlines Reminder

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Mount JumboNorth Zone to Remain Closed until May 15

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5 Important Tips to Consider When Hiring a New Nanny

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Moving an LGBT Family to a New City

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Buying a Home with Bad Credit: Pros and Cons of Every Option

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5 Dissertations of 2019 That Will Change The World

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Hunting Permit Drawing Results Now Available

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Team USA is Coming to Montana, Looking for Olympic Hopefuls

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2019 International Fly Fishing Film Festival Features Trout-To-Taimen Around the World

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What, How, and Why: Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Drinking Water Quality

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Taking Away the Stress of Traveling: A Guide

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Home Warranty Coverage for Montana Residents: Basics Explained

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Romantic Getaway For Couples In Missoula

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Montana’s Favorite Casino Games Both Online and Offline

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Veterans Deserve More: Their Benefits by States

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PEO Companies Minnesota

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5 Ways To Get Instant Cash Online

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New Community Transportation Plan Set For Implementation Soon

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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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