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 ‘Nightlife’

Bruce Hornsby & The Nosemakers Play the Wilma

Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers play the Wilma on Friday, August 5, 2016 at 8PM. Tickets on sale March 11, 2016 (Pre Sale March 9, at 10am).... more

Jeff Bridges Live in Concert to Benefit the Reelection of Governor Steve Bullock

Academy Award winning actor and musician Jeff Bridges will be performing at the Wilma on Tuesday, March 15--as a fundraiser for the reelection of Governor Steve Bullock.... more

The Pimps of Joytime Perform at the Top Hat Aug 20

Top Hat Entertainment presents genre defying, Brooklyn-bred The Pimps of Joytime at the Top Hat on Thursday, August 20.... more

The 2014 Out to Lunch & Downtown ToNight Seasons Kick-Off June 4 & 5

Missoula’s favorite summer dining and entertainment series in Caras Park kicks off June 4 & 5, 2014.... more

Smile Empty Soul Plays the Wilma May 16th

Veteran Rock Group, Smile Empty Soul plays at the Wilma Theatre on Friday, May 16th as part of the Wayne Static (Static-X) headlining "Civil Unrest Tour".... more

Love at First Listen with the Avett Brothers

Every once in a while in life, you stumble upon something that grabs you, shakes you, and is "love at first listen". UM Productions presents the Avett Brothers at the Adams Center, Oct. 20, 2013. ... more