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 with kids’

The Danger of Video Games – Myth or Reality?

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Santa to Fly Over Missoula Valley Saturday, Dec. 19 Starting at 6:30 PM

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What You Need To Know About Estate Planning And Its Importance

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How to be a Good Parent and Keep Your Personal Life Active?

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What to Do if Your Child Has Been Injured in an Accident

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Ultimate Guide To Creating a Confirmation Invite

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How to Make Your Outdoor Activities Extra Special

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How to Play PSP Games on Modern PCs and Other Devices

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How To Keep Your Children Safe From COVID-19

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How to End the Healthy Food Struggle With Your Kids

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Travel Tips for a Stress-Free Vacation

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4 Biggest Compound Archery Mistakes That You Should Avoid

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The 6 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Utah

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6 Reasons to Visit a National Park

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The Ultimate Guide to Backyard Camping

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Gardening 101: Understanding the Different Types of Fertilizers

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