M-Day(s) has taken place each year since the “M” itself was built on May 20, 1910 by a party of 45 students from the Montana School of Mines. The students’ goal was to place the emblem of their school in the most conspicuous place they could and decided that place was the face of Big Butte.
According to a May 1, 1929 Acropolitan article celebrating the 20th birthday of the “M”, the students worked from early morning until late at night for one whole day surveying, forming and painting the M. The students originally made the letter 67 feet high and 75 feet wide using 441 tons of rhyolite.
Each year the M-Day celebration expands now enjoying a week-long celebration. And while events may evolve, the fun of M-Days and pride in being a Montana Tech Oredigger are timeless.
During DayOne the Associated Students of Montana Tech (ASMT) want to raise funds to continue and enrich the M-Days celebration for future generations of Orediggers. Please consider making a gift to M-Days and an investment in continuing the event's legacy for years to come.
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