Category Columbia History

Go COMO: Fifty Years of Public Transit

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Go COMO: Fifty Years of Public Transit

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Since its start fifty years ago, under the guidance and influence of transit staff, the Columbia, Missouri bus system has managed to navigate countless changes and challenges. By continuously looking to the public for...

Mayor Hindman Memories

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Mayor Hindman Memories

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Originally published in 2010 to celebrate a retiring Darwin Hindman's 15 years of service as mayor to the town he grew up in, Columbia, Missouri. Mr. Hindman passed away Monday, June 17, 2019. He was 86 years old.

Reflections on Sharp End in Columbia

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Reflections on Sharp End in Columbia

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Sharp End was once the cultural heart of Columbia, Missouri's black community. Over the last year, the Sharp End Heritage Committee has made an effort to immortalize the area that once existed between Fifth and Sixth ...

To Protect and Serve: The Columbia Police Department from 1899 to Present

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To Protect and Serve: The Columbia Police Department from 1899 to Present

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The Columbia Police Department's mission is to protect and serve citizens of Columbia, Missouri. During its 110 years, there have been many changes in the department, including the hiring of the first female officer, ...

Traffic Box Art: A Brush with History

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Traffic Box Art: A Brush with History

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Amanda Harms is a writer, illustrator, and now, traffic box artist. Harms, who believes that it’s never too late to start something new, explains how she juggles her family, career, and creative interests. You can fin...

State Historical Society: Growing Pains

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State Historical Society: Growing Pains

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Columbia Taking Flight

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Columbia Taking Flight

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Most Notable Properties 2017

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Most Notable Properties 2017

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In 2017 four Columbia properties were chosen to receive Most Notable Property designation by the Historic Preservation Commission.

Columbia’s Most Notable Properties 2015

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Columbia’s Most Notable Properties 2015

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The Historic Preservation Commission of Columbia, Missouri honors four most notable properties and a couple who dedicated themselves to saving a historic landmark.

A Century Past

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A Century Past

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Produced in 1999, "A Century Past" is a narrative of the history of Columbia, Missouri.