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 Dining’

4 Popular Trends Restaurant Owners Are Using to Boost Their Business

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Zim’s Chili

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Gluten Free Blueberry and Huckleberry Cobbler

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The Roving Diner Bitterroot Edition: The Wild Mare and The Catered Table Restaurants

By BOB ZIMORINO - The 'Roving Diner' serves up a restaurant review on The Wild Mare and The Catered Table in the beautiful Bitterroot Valley.... more

The Roving Diner: Chico Hot Springs Restaurant and Resort

By BOB ZIMORINO - The 'Roving Diner' serves up a restaurant review on Chico Hot Springs Restaurant and Resort. ... more

Hot Dogs on a Hot Day from Tom Dooley’s in Missoula

By PAUL SIDORIAK - It's hot in Missoula! Instead of heating up my house by cooking, this week I let the kind folks at Tom Dooley's Gourmet Hot Dog Restaurant do the cooking for me! ... more

Asian Grill Feeds Local Appetite

By MEGAN JAE RIGGS - Missoula's River Wok Asian Grill offers fresh, healthy, made-from-scratch Asian cuisine with vegetarian and vegan-friendly dishes. And the best thing on the menu may not be on the menu.... more