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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Sundberg Promoted to Deputy Athletics Director

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Why Consider Caregiver Jobs in Missoula Montana

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Boost your Missoula Business with Word Invoice Templates and Other Microsoft-Ready Tools

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Parks and Recreation to Host Free Organic Lawn Care Webinar

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10 Tips Before Choosing To Use Cryptocurrency

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Police Warn of Danger and Presence of Fentanyl in Missoula

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MCT’s Nickelodeon The SpongeBob Musical

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9 Tips For Securing Your Children’s Financial Future

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MCT presents Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods

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Missoula Fire Department Saves Spokane Firefighter’s Life

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Like Climbing? Here’s How To Find The Top Gear

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Rejected Proposal Exacerbates Senior Housing Proposal in Missoula

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No. 6 Griz to Face No. 3 Dukes in FCS Quarterfinal

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Griz Advance to Face James Madison in Virginia

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Griz Host Eagles in Titanic Playoff Rematch

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Parade of Lights – December 4

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Downtown Festival of Trees Creates Welcoming Experiences For All

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Great Divide Trophy Returns to Missoula as Griz Roll over Cats

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Griz Stars Honored at Annual Awards Banquet

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Gilligan’s Island: The Musical at MCT

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Griz Axe Jacks With Dominant Defense

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Downtown Missoula Welcomes All For Amazing Holiday Happenings

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Griz Look to Continue Winning Ways on the Road in Greely

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Missoula Community Theatre Presents You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown

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Downtown Fall Ladies Night in Downtown Missoula

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MCT Presents Broadway off Broadway, A Musical Revue

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2001 Griz Closing in on Goal as Team Reunion Nears

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Managing The Surge In Missoula: How Hospitals Are Handling COVID-19

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Griz Look to Avenge 2019 Loss to Hornets at Home

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Missoula Downtown Foundation Raises $650,000 For Caras Park Upgrades

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Public Invited to Marshall Mountain Celebration September 12

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ESPN+ to Carry Nine Griz Games This Fall, With Streaming Options for Entire Season

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