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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Ronan’s Sister Sallies Thrift Store Raises Funds for Victims of Domestic Abuse

People sharing what they can.  A box of clothing.  Some used furniture.  That old set of dishes.  Over the years, the door to the office would sometimes be blocked with these donations.  Community members ... more

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By ERIC TABER - Montana Grizzlies are offering a discount on tickets to UM's Military Appreciation football game against Idaho, set for Nov. 9 at Washington-Grizzly Stadium.... more

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By MARK RIFFEY - Has your team ever watched your customers unpack, assemble, & use your product?... more

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By ERIC TABER -0 The Montana Grizzlies officially return to the field in one week's time with the first practice of fall camp on Tuesday, Aug. 6 starting the leadup to the season opener at South Dakota.... more

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VitalGround – A Grizzly Bear Conservation Organization

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By MARK RIFFEY - When providing help is both the lifeblood and possible death of your business... more

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Live Broadcasts of Tennis Matches

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NBA Results at Sports Statistics Website

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Finish Something.

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How to Manage Your Investments Online

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Really Bad Advice

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Is Vaping Bad For Your Health

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