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

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Girls Empowerment Program Seeks Summer Participants

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YWCA Lecture Series: How Mobile Technology Has Influenced Rural Zambian Women

Fri. 8/15 from noon to 1 p.m. at YWCA Missoula, UC Santa Barbara Professor Lisa Parks looks at how increasing access to mobile technology has influenced the lives of rural Zambian women.... more