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 ‘Things to do in Missoula with Kids’

Montana Basketball Season to Start Without Fans for Home Games

The Montana basketball teams will start the upcoming season without fans for their home games at Dahlberg Arena.... more

Must-Have Items for Every Hunting Trip

No matter what hunting destination you’ll go to or the type of hunting activity you’ll partake in, there are certain essentials that every hunter should get before they go out in nature.... more

Missoula Community Theatre Postpones Matilda the Musical

the Missoula Community Theatre has made the difficult decision to postpone Matilda the Musical, the final production of the 2019-2020 season.... more

Six Great Things to Do When You’re in Missoula

If you're looking for an unforgettable vacation, one great place to check out is Missoula, Montana.... more

Winter’s Tale

By BRUCE AUCHLY - Right now, it’s too late for hunting, too early for fishing and I’m too old for winter mountain climbing.... more

Montana River Cruises: Why You Should Make it Part of Your Trip

Are you planning on making a trip to Montana? Here is why you should do it in the form of a scenic river cruises. ... more

Solution is in Sight for Carousel Closure

While it isn’t possible to run down to the carousel store to buy a cylinder bearing for a 101 year old carousel, the machinists of Missoula have proven that if they know what we need, they can make it.... more

Poverello Center Needs Our Help!

Early in the morning of Wednesday, May 8th the Poverello Center experienced a significant plumbing failure resulting in the loss of all of their food.... more

5 Fun Activities To Do In Missoula In May

Home to more than 66,000 warm and friendly people, Missoula, a city in Montana, is the place to visit this May.... more

The Markets Are Back in Town

Clark Fork Farmer's Market, Missoula Farmers Market, Missoula People's Market is starting in Missoula in May!... 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

Out to Lunch & Downtown ToNight Launch June 6 & 7

For the 33rd consecutive year, the Missoula Downtown Association (MDA) has developed a vibrant and robust Out to Lunch Summer Series to commence on Wednesday, June 6.... more

Carousel Closed for Annual Maintenance

A Carousel for Missoula will be closed through Fri., Jan. 15, for annual maintenance. ... more

MDA Announces Downtown Holiday Window Decorating Winners

(Photo Gallery) Fact & Fiction Bookstore won the MDA’s Best Overall Window in the annual Downtown Window Decorating Competition. Here are the other winners.... more