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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23rd Annual Garden City Brewfest Scheduled for Sat. May 2, in Caras Park

The 23rd annual Garden City BrewFest will take place Saturday, May 2, 2015 in Caras Park from noon to 8 pm and is the grand finale of the 4th annual Missoula Craft Beer Week.... more