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,

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Pioneer Log and Timber

At Pioneer Log & Timber, each home is crafted in Montana for construction anywhere in North America. And each one is custom. We do not sell kits. We do not sell plans. We are a Custom Log Home Builder. We build your home just for you while keeping budget and timeframe in mind. Pioneer Log & Timber is one of the most selective log home and timber frame builders in North America. We select every log we use one at […]

Edgell Building, Inc.

In 1979, just like many construction companies, Edgell Building got its start as a small custom home remodeling company. Small jobs led to bigger jobs, and rigid attention to detail, innovative ideas, and an unwillingness to accept what was considered the norm, propelled the company to become one of Missoula’s premier construction companies. As the companies horizons expanded, Edgell Building also began to develop neighborhoods, not just subdivisions. The Prospect neighborhood is one of Missoula’s most sought after neighborhoods, and one […]

ClearWater Systems

Our Water Treatment Process Simply stated – With your input, we define your water problem – explain the best options – provide a written proposal defining methods & expenses. This is provided at no cost. We want to solve your water quality problems in a way that works for you and your budget. This is what makes us different. We support your system after the sale and work to provide water solutions that are low maintenance and long term. Like […]