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 Montana’

Montana’s Farmers Fear Being Caught in the US-China Trade War Crossfire

Farmers across Montana are increasingly concerned that the spillover of increased tariffs on wheat exports to China could have devastating consequences on their businesses.... more

Ways to Stay Safe on Your Next Family Camping Trip

As exciting and eventful as a family camping trip can be, your safety has to take priority. Here are some tips for staying safe on your next outing:... 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

Boaters: Remember to “Clean, Drain, Dry” This Summer

By JOLEEN TADEJ - The summer boating season in Montana has begun, and more than 24,000 watercraft have already been inspected at aquatic invasive species inspection stations around the state. ... more

Montana’s Favorite Casino Games Both Online and Offline

Find out about the best games found at casinos in Montana and how you can play even more real money titles at online casinos on desktop and mobile devices.... more

How to Plan the Ideal Montana Weekend Getaway

This handy guide is going to help you plan the perfect weekend getaway in Montana so that you start having fun as soon as possible.... more

Tourism and Innovation. How Montana is Trying to Get Ahead

One of the most northerly of the U.S states, Montana is widely appreciated for its numerous outdoor opportunities, tourist attractions and local culture. ... more

Five Ways to Make Your Trip to Montana Stress-Free

Stress is a mood killer, but through budgeting, planning and research, you can limit any anxiety-induced panic.... more

It’s Summertime in Montana

By TOM BENSEN-Gauging from the thermometer, summer is here. If you love concerts and summertime events, here are some MUST things to do in Missoula and Montana.... more