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Encyclopedia > Columbia, Missouri
City of Columbia, Missouri
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Nickname: College Town USA, The Athens of Missouri, or CoMo
Location in the state of Missouri
Location in the state of Missouri
Coordinates: 38°56′54″N, 92°20′2″W
Country United States
State Missouri
County Boone
Government
 - Mayor Darwin Hindman
Area
 - City  59 sq mi (138.1 km²)
 - Land  53.1 sq mi (137.5 km²)
 - Water  0.3 sq mi (0.7 km²)
Elevation  705 ft (214.9 m)
Population (October 2007)[1]
 - City 96,700
 - Density 1,592.8/sq mi (615.0/km²)
 - Metro 153,283
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 - Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Website: http://www.gocolumbiamo.com

The City of Columbia was founded in 1818 as the county seat of Boone County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. It is the principal city of the Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Area which encompasses all of Boone and Howard counties. As of 2007 the city had a population of 96,700[2] and the surrounding Metropolitan Statistical Area had a population of 153,283.[3] The city is a major educational center being home to the University of Missouri–Columbia, the flagship campus, and location of the University of Missouri System headquarters. The city is also home to Stephens College and Columbia College. The location of these three 4-year colleges as well as a number of community colleges have led to the city being known by the nicknames "The Athens of Missouri" and "College Town USA".[4] It is also known colloquially as "CoMo". Image File history File linksMetadata Mizzou_Jesse_Thumb. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... 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National magazines consistently rank Columbia as a top city in which to live for safety, educational facilities, high quality health care, technological savvy, economic growth, cultural opportunities and cost of living.[5] It has been ranked as high as the #2 best place to live in the US by Money Magazine's annual list and is regularly in the top 100.[6][7] The city's nationally recognized public school system[8] and plentiful educational institutions maintain Columbia's status as one of the most well-educated cities in America.[9] Columbia's health care is second only to Rochester, Minnesota, in patient capacity per capita.[10] Cover of Money magazine Money is a Time Warner financial magazine. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... Coordinates: Country United States State Minnesota County Olmsted Founded 1854 Mayor Ardell Brede Area    - City 103. ...


The city has a young and active population.[11] Much of which is made up of over 33,000 students attending college in Columbia.[12] Columbia's downtown is the cultural, entertainment, and economic heart of Mid-Missouri[citation needed]. It is sandwiched between Columbia's two colleges and the University of Missouri and contains a diversity of restaurants, bars, live music, indie films, book stores, art galleries, and loft apartments.[13] Downtown is also host to many events including the Hot Summer Nights Music Festival, True/False Film Festival, Art in the Park, The Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival, and the Twilight Festivals in June and September. The University of Missouri System is the designated public research and land-grant university system of the state of Missouri. ...

Contents

The Intersection of 8th and broadway.
The Intersection of 8th and broadway.

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History

This article is about the History of the City of Columbia, Missouri. ...

City founding and early history

Columbia's downtown district in 1869. The large building on the right is University of Missouri Academic Hall.
Columbia's downtown district in 1869. The large building on the right is University of Missouri Academic Hall.

The Columbia area was once part of the Mississippian culture and home to the Mound Builders. When European explorers arrived the area was populated by the Osage and Missouri Indians. In 1678 La Salle claimed all of Missouri for France. The Lewis and Clark Expedition passed by the area on the Missouri River in 1803. In 1806, Daniel Boone and his sons established a salt lick 40 miles northwest of Columbia. The Booneslick Trail wound from Kentucky through St. Charles, Missouri to the salt lick. In 1818 a group of settlers, incorporated under the Smithton Land Company, purchased over 2,000 acres and established the village of Smithton less than a mile from current day downtown Columbia. In 1821 the settlers moved, because of lack of water, across the Flat Branch to the plateau between the Flat Branch and Hinkson creeks in what is now the downtown district. They re-named the settlement Columbia—a historical name for the United States. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3588x2840, 3064 KB) Birds eye view of the city of Columbia, Boone Co. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3588x2840, 3064 KB) Birds eye view of the city of Columbia, Boone Co. ... The University of Missouri–Columbia is a public land-grant university and is Missouris largest university and public research institution. ... The Mississippian culture was a mound-building Native American culture that flourished in the Midwestern, Eastern, and Southeastern United States from approximately 900 to 1500 CE, varying regionally. ... This article is about mound-building birds. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The Missouri were an aboriginal tribe that inhabited parts of the midwestern United States before the American settlers arrived. ... Engraving of Cavelier de La Salle René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, or Robert de LaSalle (November 24, 1643 – March 19, 1687) was a French explorer. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St. ... Media:Example. ... This 1820 oil painting by Chester Harding is the only portrait of Daniel Boone made from life. ... A salt lick is a salt deposit that animals regularly lick. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... St. ...


19th Century expansion and growth

The University of Missouri campus late 19th century
The University of Missouri campus late 19th century

The roots of Columbia's three economic foundations—education, medicine, and insurance—can be traced back almost to incorporation in 1821. Original plans for the town set aside land for a state university. Columbia College (distinct from today's), later to become the University of Missouri, was founded in 1833. When the state legislature decided to establish a state university, Columbia raised three times as much money as any other competing city and donated the land that is today the Francis Quadrangle. Soon other educational institutions were founded in Columbia such as Christian Female College, the first college for women west of the Mississippi, which later became the current Columbia College. In 1856 Columbia Baptist Female College opened, which later became Stephens College. The city benefited from being a stagecoach stop of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails, and later from the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad. In 1822 the first hospital was set up by William Jewell. In 1830 the first newspaper was begun; in 1832 the first theater in the state was opened; and in 1835 the states first agricultural fair was held. By 1839 the population (13,000) and wealth of Boone County was exceeded in Missouri only by that of St. Louis County. Image File history File links CoMoMuPano. ... Image File history File links CoMoMuPano. ... The University of Missouri System is the designated public research and land-grant university system of the state of Missouri. ... Columbia College is the name of several institutions of higher education. ... Stephens College is a liberal arts womens college located in Columbia, Missouri, a city of about 90,000 residents. ... Trail logo The Santa Fe Trail was a historic 19th century transportation route across southwestern North America connecting Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... The Ox Team or the Old Oregon Trail 1852-1906 by Ezra Meeker. ... William Jewell (1789-1852) was an educator from Columbia, Missouri who donated $10,000 to start William Jewell College in 1849 in Liberty, Missouri which was the first four-year mens college west of the Mississippi River. ... Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Missouri. ... St. ...


Columbia during the American Civil War

A busy day on Broadway in 1919.
A busy day on Broadway in 1919.

Columbia's infrastructure was wholly untouched by the Civil War. The majority of the city was pro-union, however, the surrounding areas of Boone County and the rest of central Missouri were decidedly pro-slavery. Because of this the University of Missouri became a base from which union troops operated. No battles were fought within the city because the presence of union troop dissuaded the confederate guerillas from attacking, though several major battles occurred nearby at Boonville and Centralia. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1595x924, 629 KB) Downtown Columbia, Missouri 1919. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1595x924, 629 KB) Downtown Columbia, Missouri 1919. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Boonville is a city located in Cooper County, Missouri, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 8,202. ... Centralia is a city located in Boone County, Missouri. ...


20th Century

The 20th Century has been promising for Columbia's prominence as an educational center rise even further. It became home to the headquarters of both the University of Missouri System which today serves about 70,000 students and the Columbia College system which today serves about 25,000 students. The University of Missouri System is one of two public state university systems. ... Photo of Columbia College (then Christian College), 1904 Columbia College (also called Columbia College of Missouri) is a private liberal arts university based in Columbia, Missouri. ...


The insurance industry also became important to the local economy. Several insurance companies established headquarters in Columbia, including Shelter Insurance, Missouri Employers Mutual, and Columbia Insurance Group. State Farm Insurance has a regional office in Columbia. In addition, the now defunct Silvey Insurance was once a large local employer. Shelter Insurance is a mutual insurance company. ... Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance is a mutual insurance company which focuses on workers compensation insurance. ... Columbia Insurance Group is a private insurance company which focuses on Auto, Home, Business and Farm coverage. ... State Farm Insurance Companies are a group of large US insurance and financial services companies started in 1922 by former farmer George J. Mecherle (pronounced Ma-herl). ...


Columbia became a transportation crossroads when U.S. Highway 63 and U.S. Highway 40, the latter became present-day Interstate 70, were routed through the city. Soon after the city opened the Columbia Regional Airport. The latter 20th century saw tremendous growth, and by the end of the century the population was over 80,000 in the city proper. U.S. Highway 63 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,286 miles (2,070 km) from northern Wisconsin to northern Louisiana. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ... Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Columbia Regional Airport (IATA: COU, ICAO: KCOU) is a public airport located a few miles southeast of Columbia, Missouri. ...


Recent developments

In the early 2000's Columbia embarked on a plan[14] to manage the continued growth. The city is today growing especially towards the Missouri River in southwest Boone County. The downtown district has maintained its status as a cultural center and is undergoing significant development in both residential and commercial sectors. The University of Missouri, which experienced record enrollment in 2006, is undertaking significant construction. Image File history File links CoMoLibrary. ... Image File history File links CoMoLibrary. ... The north-east side of the library The Columbia Public Library is the public library for the city of Columbia, Missouri. ... The Missouri River is a tributary of the Mississippi River in the United States. ...


Geography

Size

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 138.1 km² (53.3 mi²). 137.5 km² (53.1 mi²) of it is land and 0.7 km² (0.3 mi²) of it (0.51%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Flora and Fauna

Before the founding of the city, the area was prairie and open forest maintained by burning by Native Americans. Trees are mainly oak, maple, and hickory, similar to the forests of the nearby Ozarks; common understory trees include Eastern Redbud, Serviceberry, and Flowering Dogwood. Riparian areas are forested with mainly American sycamore. Most of the residential area of the city is planted with large native shade trees. In Autumn, the changing color of the trees is notable. Most species here are typical of the Eastern Woodland, although numerous decorative non-native species are found; the most notable invasive species is Japanese honeysuckle.

The Pinnacles, a natural formation carved by hundreds of years of flowing water, just north of Columbia.
The Pinnacles, a natural formation carved by hundreds of years of flowing water, just north of Columbia.

Large mammals found in the city include urbanized coyotes and numerous whitetail deer. Eastern Gray Squirrel, Cottontail rabbit, and other rodents are abundant, as well as the nocturnal Opossum. Large bird species are abundant in parks and include Canada goose, Mallard duck, as well as shorebirds, including the Great Egret and Great Blue Heron. Populations of Bald Eagles are found by the Missouri River. The city is on the Mississippi Flyway, used by migrating birds, and has a large variety of small bird species, common to the eastern U.S. The Eurasian Tree Sparrow, an introduced species, is limited in North America to the counties surrounding St. Louis. Columbia has large areas of forested and open land (though currently under threat from rapid development) and many of these areas are home to wildlife. Deer are commonly seen especially along the MKT trail and wild turkeys are common in the forest areas surrounding Twin Lakes. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x399, 285 KB) This photo can be found at: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1024x399, 285 KB) This photo can be found at: http://www. ...


Frogs are commonly found in the springtime, especially after extensive wet periods. Common species include the American toad and species of chorus frogs, commonly called "spring peepers" that are found in nearly every pond. Some years have outbreaks of cicadas or ladybugs. Mosquitos and houseflies are common insect nuisances; because of this, windows are nearly universally fitted with screens, and "screened-in" porches are common in homes of the area. Populations of honeybees have sharply declined in recent years, and numerous species of pollinator insects have filled their ecological niche.


Climate

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 74 82 85 90 92 103 111 110 101 93 83 76
Norm High °F 37.4 43.9 55.1 65.9 74.6 83.6 88.6 87.3 79.1 68 53.4 41.5
Norm Low °F 18.2 23.4 33 42.9 52.8 61.8 66.3 64 55.4 44.1 33 22.5
Rec Low °F -19 -15 -5 19 29 40 48 42 29 22 0 -20
Precip (in) 1.73 2.2 3.21 4.16 4.87 4.02 3.8 3.75 3.42 3.18 3.47 2.47
Source: USTravelWeather.com [2]

Demography

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 84,531 people, 33,689 households, and 17,282 families residing in the city. The population density was 615.0/km² (1,592.8/mi²). There were 35,916 housing units at an average density of 261.3/km² (676.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 81.54% White, 10.85% Black or African American, 0.39% Native American, 4.30% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 2.07% from two or more races. 2.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, its people and culture. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 33,689 households out of which 26.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 48.7% were non-families. 33.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.92. “Matrimony” redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 19.7% under the age of 18, 26.7% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.1 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,729, and the median income for a family was $52,288. Males had a median income of $34,710 versus $26,694 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,507. About 9.4% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.8% of those under age 18 and 5.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Laws, Government and Politics

The City of Columbia's current government was established by a home rule charter adopted by voters on November 11, 1974, which established a Council-manager government that invested power in the City Council. The City Council is made up of seven members - six elected by each of Columbia's six wards, plus an at-large council member, the Mayor, who is elected by all city voters. All members of the council, none of whom receive a salary for their work, are elected to staggered three-year terms. The Mayor, in addition to being a voting member of the City Council, is recognized as the head of city government for ceremonial purposes. Chief executive authority is invested in a city manager, who oversees the day-to-day operations of government.[15] A home rule municipality is a city or town that is granted limited self government under a home rule charter by a state, province, or nation. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The council-manager government is one of two main variations of representative municipal government in the United States. ... A city council is the most common style of legislative government in a city or town. ... A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods... Bloc voting (or block voting) refers to a class of voting systems which can be used to elect several representatives from a single multimember constituency. ... The council-manager government is one of 2 main variations of representative municipal government (for contrast, also see Mayor-Council government). ...


Because Columbia is the county seat of Boone County, the county's headquarters and municipal court are located there.


The City of Columbia is located in the ninth U.S. Congressional district. The nineteenth Missouri State Senate district covers all of Boone County. There are five Missouri House of Representatives districts (9, 21, 23, 24, 25) in the city. A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress. ... The Missouri State Senate is the upper chamber of the Missouri General Assembly. ... The Missouri State House of Representatives is the lower chamber of the Missouri General Assembly It has 163 members, representing districts with an average size of 31,000 residents. ...


Voting Trends

The population generally supports progressive causes such as the extensive city recycling programs and the decriminalization of cannabis both for medical and recreational use at the municipal level (though the scope of latter of the two cannabis ordinances has since been restricted). Progressivism is a term that refers to a broad school of contemporary international social and political philosophies. ... The international recycling symbol. ... A dried flowered bud of the Cannabis sativa plant. ... A catalog page offering Cannabis sativa extract. ... Recreational drug use is the use of psychoactive drugs for recreational purposes rather than for work, medical or spiritual purposes, although the distinction is not always clear. ...


The city is also one of only four in the state to offer medical benefits to same-sex partners of city employees.[16] The new health plan also extends health benefits to unmarried heterosexual domestic partners of city employees.


On October 10, 2006, the City Council approved an ordinance to prohibit smoking in restaurants and bars. The ordinance was passed with protest, and several amendments to the ordinance reflect this.[17] October 10 is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years). ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ...


Media Outlets

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Magazines

Newspapers

The Columbia Daily Tribune, commonly referred to as the Columbia Tribune or the Tribune is one of two city-wide newspapers in Columbia, Missouri. ... The Maneater student newspaper is the official, but independent student-run newspaper of the University of Missouri-Columbia. ...

Radio

Television

  • KMIZ - ABC
  • K02NQ - Show Me Weather
  • Cat 3 TV - Columbia Access Television
  • KMOS - PBS
  • KOMU - NBC
  • KZOU-LP - My Network TV
  • KRCG - CBS
  • MUTV - University of Missouri Television
  • KNLJ - Christian
  • K38II - Fox

KMIZ ABC 17 is the ABC network affiliate serving the entire Columbia-Jefferson City, Missouri metropolitan area. ... K02NQ is a low-power television station in Columbia, Missouri, broadcasting sister-station KMIZs Show-Me Weather Channel locally on VHF channel 2, also seen on KMIZs DT4 subchannel. ... KMOS-TV is a PBS member station in Sedalia, Missouri, owned and operated by the University of Central Missouri. ... KOMU-TV (Channel 8) is the NBC affiliate serving the cities of Columbia and Jefferson City, MO along with several surrounding counties in central Missouri. ... KZOU-TV 38 The Zoo is the UPN network affiliate serving the entire Columbia-Jefferson City, Missouri metropolitan area. ... KRCG, Channel 13 is the CBS affiliate for the Columbia/Jefferson City, Missouri television market. ... MUTV is an American student university channel that features student programming in addition to a set of 16 movies per month. ... KNLJ channel 25 is a full-powered Christian television station, licensed in Jefferson City, Missouri, with studios near New Bloomfield. ... K38II is the FOX network affiliate serving the entire Columbia-Jefferson City, Missouri area. ...

Education

Columbia and the surrounding area is served by The Columbia Public School District.[18] The Columbia Public School District, in Columbia, Missouri, consists of 19 elementary schools, 3 middle schools, 3 junior high schools and 3 high schools. ...


Public Education

David H. Hickman Senior High School is a public high school located in Columbia, Missouri. ... Rock Bridge High School is located in southern Columbia, Missouri. ...

Private Education

Columbia Independent School is a private school in Columbia, MO that teaches Kindergarden through Twelfth grade. ...

Technical Schools

  • The Columbia Career Center

Colleges and Universities

The University of Missouri–Columbia is a public land-grant university and is Missouris largest university and public research institution. ... Photo of Columbia College (then Christian College), 1904 Columbia College (also called Columbia College of Missouri) is a private liberal arts university based in Columbia, Missouri. ... Stephens College is a liberal arts womens college located in Columbia, Missouri, a city of about 90,000 residents. ...

Infrastructure

Medicine

Columbia's hospitals and supporting facilities are a major referral center for the state. There is also a large amount of medically-related industry. The University of Missouri's School of Medicine is located in Columbia. The University of Missouri–Columbia is a public land-grant university and is Missouris largest university and public research institution. ...


Hospitals

  • Boone Hospital Center - One of the top 100 hospitals in the United States[19]
  • University of Missouri Children's Hospital
  • Columbia Regional Hospital
  • Ellis Fischel Cancer Center
  • University Hospital & Clinics

Rehabilitation Centers

  • Missouri Rehabilitation Center
  • Rusk Rehabilitation Center

Transportation

Major Highways

Image File history File links I-70. ... Interstate 70 (abbreviated I-70) is a long interstate highway in the United States that runs from Interstate 15 about a mile from Cove Fort, Utah to a Park and Ride in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Image File history File links US_63. ... U.S. Highway 63 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 1,286 miles (2,070 km) from northern Wisconsin to northern Louisiana. ... Image File history File links US_40. ... This U.S. Highway article needs to be cleaned up to conform to both a higher standard of article quality and accepted design standards outlined in the WikiProject U.S. Highways. ...

State Highways

Route 763 is in central Missouri. ... Route 163 is a highway in Boone County. ... Route 740 (better known as Stadium Boulevard) is a short highway located completely within the city of Columbia. ...

Public

Columbia Transit operates an extensive bus system focusing around downtown, and has been in service since 1965. Currently, 1.2 million passengers board annually along the system's eight fixed routes and two University Shuttle routes. The system is constantly experiencing growth in service and technology. A project to renovate and expand the Wabash Station, a rail depot built in 1910 and converted into the city's transit center in the mid-1980s, is expected to be completed in summer 2007.


Non-motorized

Mayor Darwin Hindman is largely in favor of a non-motorized transportation system, and can often be seen riding his bicycle around the city. Columbia is also known for its MKT Spur of the Katy Trail State Park, which allows foot and bike traffic across the city, and, conceivably, the state. It consists of a soft gravel surface, excellent for running and biking. Columbia also is preparing to embark on construction of several new bike paths and street bike lanes thanks to a $25 million grant from the U.S. government. Katy Trail State Park is a state park in Missouri. ...


Culture

The Blue Note, a rock and pop venue downtown.
The Blue Note, a rock and pop venue downtown.

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Popular Music Scene

Columbia has a flourishing and progressive music scene thanks in large part to many acts that come out of the local university, Mizzou. The post-punk electronic band, Mahjongg and the garage rock band The Untamed Youth are two of the larger known groups to come from the area. Other notable acts are: the Doxies, Bald Eagle, Shirelle C Limes and the Lemons, Megazilla, the 40 thieves, Slug Trail, Black$mith, Warhammer 48k, Witch's Hat, Foundry Field Recordings, Sabertooth, Dadbot!, Kodiak, Ellie Come Home, Steddy p, Thieves Guild, Bockman, Optimus Crime, Lizzie West, and many, many others. Over 100 musical artists from Columbia have been compiled by Painfully Midwestern Records with the ComoMusic Anthology series, and the "Das Kompilation" release. Although the hip genre continues to give Columbia some music recognition, it is their progressive psychedelic-heavy metal music scene that has garnered some attention lately. There are also local punk and hip-hop scenes that are gaining momentum locally. The University of Missouri–Columbia is a public land-grant university and is Missouris largest university and public research institution. ... Foundry Field Recordings are an indie act from Columbia, Missouri under the label Emergency Umbrella. ... A hipster is a person who is strongly associated with a subculture that considers itself hip. ...


The song "Whiskey Bottle," by Uncle Tupelo, is rumored to be about the city of Columbia, as it makes specific reference to a sign which used be displayed on a Columbia Bass Pro Shop sign which read "Liquor, Guns, and Ammo." Uncle Tupelo Uncle Tupelo was a popular music group formed in 1987 in Belleville, Illinois. ...

Maestro Kirk Trevor conducts the Missouri Symphony as part of the Hot Summer Nights Concert Series.
Maestro Kirk Trevor conducts the Missouri Symphony as part of the Hot Summer Nights Concert Series.

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Record Labels

  • Emergency Umbrella, L.L.C.
  • Home Tone Records
  • Cat Jams Records
  • Rodenburg Productions
  • Painfully Midwestern Records
  • Indyground Entertainment

Festivals

  • Twilight Festival
  • True/False Film Festival
  • Hot Summer Nights
  • Central Missouri Renaissance Festival
  • Concert Series with the Missouri Symphony Orchestra
  • Art in the Park
  • Columbia Earth Day Celebration
  • Ninth Street Summerfest
  • The Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival
  • First Night Columbia
  • Living Windows Festival
  • Columbia Festival of the Arts
  • Boone County Heritage Festival.

Twilight Festival is a weekly event held every Thursday in June and September in downtown Columbia, Missouri. ...

Downtown Columbia

The west side of downtown Columbia.
The west side of downtown Columbia.

Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1400x315, 102 KB) This photo can be found at: http://flickr. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1400x315, 102 KB) This photo can be found at: http://flickr. ... Bambinos Patio Click here to visit Bambinos Website Bambinos Italian Cafe is a restaurant and bar at 203 Hitt Street in downtown Columbia, Missouri, USA. Bambinos opened in 1994[1] and features house pasta specialties, Create Your Own custom pastas, fresh salads, sub sandwiches, Build Your... Image:Booches. ... The Quad as it appears today David R. Francis Quadrangle is the historical center of The University of Missouri. ... The Missouri Theatre Center for the Arts is a concert and entertainment venue in downtown Columbia, Missouri, occupying most of a city block between 9th street between Locust and Elm Streets. ...

Sister Cities

Columbia has five sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI)[20] For the 1997 film, see Twin Town Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Georgia_(bordered). ... Kutaisi (Georgian: ; ancient names: Aea/Aia, Kutatisi, Kutaïssi ) is Georgias second largest city in the western province of Imereti. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan_(bordered). ... Mattō (松任市; -shi) is a city located in Ishikawa, Japan. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Romania. ... County Sibiu County Status County capital Mayor Klaus Johannis, from the Democratic Forum of Germans of Romania, since 2000 Area 121 km² Population (2002) 171,535 Density 1,417 inh/km² Geographical coordinates Web site http://www. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_South_Korea_(bordered). ... Suncheon (Suncheon-si) is a city in Jeollanam-do, South Korea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... One of the mountains at the Laoshan scenic area. ...

External links

  • Official city government website
  • Columbia Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Columbia Chamber of Commerce

See also

This article is about the History of the City of Columbia, Missouri. ... Francis Quadrangle, featuring the Columns and Jesse Hall. ... This is a list of the people born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with the city of Columbia, Missouri and its surrounding metropolitan area Many people come to Columbia just for college, none of these are included in this list. ...

Notes

  1. ^ [[1] Columbia Demographics]. The City of Columbia, Missouri. Retrieved on 2007 March 14.
  2. ^ Columbia Demographics
  3. ^ Official Census Website
  4. ^ Columbia College Info
  5. ^ Columbia Kudos
  6. ^ Relocate America Facts
  7. ^ MONEY Magazine: Best Places to Live 2006 - Columbia at #76
  8. ^ About Us - Columbia Public Schools
  9. ^ MONEY Magazine: Best Places to Live 2006 - Most educated cities - Columbia at #13 ranked by percentage of residents with graduate degrees
  10. ^ Columbia History
  11. ^ REDI - Columbia Age and Gender
  12. ^ The District's student population
  13. ^ Downtown Columbia
  14. ^ http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/
  15. ^ http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Council/Columbia_Code_of_Ordinances/Chapter_99/01.html
  16. ^ http://columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=23397
  17. ^ http://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/story.php?ID=22123].
  18. ^ http://www.columbiaredi.com/quality_of_life/education.php
  19. ^ http://www.boone.org/bhc/
  20. ^ http://www.gocolumbiamo.com/Sister_Cities/

2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the Anno Domini (common) era. ... For the Lebanese political coalition, see March 14 Alliance. ...

Sources

  • Switzler, Wm. F. (1882) History of Boone County. St. Louis: Western Historical Company.
  • Ohman, Marian M. (1979) "Oh! Justice — .": The History of Boone County Courthouses. Columbia: University of Missouri–Columbia Extension Division
  • Stephens, E. W. (1875) "History of Boone County." An Illustrated Historical Atlas of Boone County, Missouri. Philadelphia: Edwards Brothers
The City of Columbia
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History · Government and Politics · Geography · Demographics · Transportation
Culture · Media · Sports · Education Image File history File linksMetadata The_mizzou_columns. ... This article is about the History of the City of Columbia, Missouri. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Boone Government  - Mayor Darwin Hindman Area  - City  59 sq mi (138. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Boone Government  - Mayor Darwin Hindman Area  - City  59 sq mi (138. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Missouri Coordinates: Country United States State Missouri County Boone Government  - Mayor Darwin Hindman Area  - City  59 sq mi (138. ...


Metropolitan Area - State of Missouri - Famous Citizens The Columbia, Missouri Metropolitan Area include all of Boone and Howard Counties. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St. ... This is a list of the people born in, residents of, or otherwise closely associated with the city of Columbia, Missouri and its surrounding metropolitan area Many people come to Columbia just for college, none of these are included in this list. ...

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