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, kenterphotography.com

Posts Tagged ‘Missoula 4th of July Celebrations’

Celebrate the Fourth of July in Caras Park at Downtown ToNight

Join the MDA in celebrating Independence Day next Thursday, July 4 in Caras Park from 5:30-8:30pm. Admission is FREE for this family-fun event. ... more

City Plans Fireworks Law Enforcement

By GINNY MERRIAM - The City of Missoula reminds the public that the use of most fireworks in the city of Missoula is illegal.... more

4th of July Out to Lunch Offers Independence Day Celebration for All!

Join us in celebrating Independence Day in the heart of Missoula with a special Out to Lunch in Caras Park on Wednesday, July 4 from 11am-2pm!... more

Fireworks Illegal in Missoula City Limits and Parts of County

The City of Missoula reminds us that fireworks are illegal within the city limits, as well as in county parks and in forested lands throughout the state.... more