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SDSM&T students celebrate 100th birthday of M Hill

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RAPID CITY (AP) -- The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is celebrating the 100th birthday of the school's M Hill.

Civil engineering students at the school are hosting a campus party Friday to celebrate the milestone birthday. The free barbecue kicks off at noon at the March/Dake Plaza, just south of Peterson Hall.

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The Mines student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers will offer demonstrations of how the original "M' was laid out on the hill 100 years ago.

A surveying telescope will be available for students, faculty and staff to eye the iconic letters from afar.

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