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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Paradise Falls Sports Bar

Welcome to Missoula’s Coolest Hot Spot! When in Missoula, do as the Missoulians do. Come in for sports, food and socializing.  Whatever you’re looking for, Paradise Falls has it! The idea of Paradise Falls began in 1992 when owner, Tom McLaughlin discovered that the Montana Craft Connection building was for sale. He decided to purchase the lot and found that the corner of Brooks and Reserve was in desperate need of a restaurant, bar, and casino.  McLaughlin, along with his sister, […]