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,

Posts Tagged ‘Missoula bars’

A Night in Missoula: Where to Go and What to Do

Any day-tripping visitor to Missoula is spoiled with things to do, places to eat and drink, and ways to let your hair down.... more

PLONK Opens its Doors to the Missoula Community

F.Y.I. - Plonk, a new Missoula cocktail lounge, wine bar and restaurant, will officially open its doors Friday, March 29 in the former Army Navy Store location in downtown Missoula. ... more

The ‘Best’ in Missoula for Libations

By RYAN NEWHOUSE - The Missoula Independent announced the annual Best of Missoula winners, and I'm here to present what matters: The best places to get great drinks. ... more

Zane Lamprey’s ‘Drinking Made Easy, Missoula’ Airs February 29

By RYAN NEWHOUSE - On February 29, Drinking Made Easy's Zane and Steve will air the exploits from their trip to our own little Garden City of Missoula.... more

Get Your (Bar) Game on in Missoula

By RYAN NEWHOUSE - This week, I’ve put together a very small list of bars and other places you can go in Missoula to have a drink and play games with your friends.... more

Best Bars in Missoula for Getting a Free Birthday Drink

By RYAN NEWHOUSE - I’ve put together a list of the best bars in Missoula for celebrating a birthday, based on extensive research, phone calls, and personal past experience.... more