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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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 […]