PLATTEVILLE (WKOW) -- A symbol of the mining tradition of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville marks its 75th anniversary this year.
The world's largest "M," located on the Platte Mound, four miles northeast of Platteville. It's the official symbol for the "Miners" of the Wisconsin Institute of Technology, formerly the Wisconsin Mining School and currently the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
The giant "M" can be seen from points in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin. The total area of the "M" exceeds one acre and is approximately 24,000 square feet in area.
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