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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Mother’s Milk Bank of Montana

  The Mothers’ Milk Bank of Montana is proud to be a non-profit organization that collects, screens, pasteurizes and distributes human donor milk to infants who do not have access to their own mother’s milk. We are the only human donor milk bank in the contiguous five state region that includes Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota. We are passionate about serving a true need. Startling statistics show that 1 in 8 babies is born too early, with premature births […]