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Ruins of Missouri Capitol in 1911

In this Feb. 6, 1911, photo provided by the Missouri State Archives, men stand inside the burned-out ruins of the Missouri Capitol, the day after it was struck by lightening the evening of Feb. 5, 1911, in Jefferson City. City firefighters, state penitentiary inmates and fire crews from Sedalia, Mo., who rushed by train to assist from more than 60 miles away, fought the blaze but the building was a total loss. Prisoners and local residents also helped recover important state documents during the fire.

Snow piles in medians at Forum Shopping Center

Massive snow piles line the medians of Forum Shopping Center on Friday after Tuesday's storm left Columbia with more than 17 inches of snow. With temperatures a bit higher and the sun out from behind the clouds, snow is slowly starting to melt and in some places is interfering with road pathways resulting in one way streets.

Snow piles in Schnucks parking lot

Cars parked in the Schnucks parking lot on Friday afternoon show the size of the massive snow piles present in several lots around town. Because of the snow that hit Columbia, maintenance crews have been working long hours to ensure clear paths for Columbia drivers and pedestrians.

Snow wall in Target parking lot

Shay Hoos and Beau Ottofy use their cell phone cameras Friday to take pictures of a snow wall that was created in the Target parking lot after clearing the 17 inches of snow that hit Columbia on Feb. 1. Hoos and Ottofy said that they have been prowling the city checking out the snow piles and that this is by far the largest one they have found.

Students go back to class

Students pass through Memorial Union on Friday for their first day back to classes after a three-day break. Due to a storm that left 17 inches of snow, the University of Missouri was forced to remain closed for three days.

Back to class

Students step off the commuter bus on Friday morning. Friday was the first day back for University of Missouri students who were given three days off from classes due to the massive storm that hit mid-Missouri on Tuesday, leaving Missouri with more than 17 inches of snow.

Snow angels

Alicia Dolbashian makes a snow angel while waiting for the snowball fight to commence Thursday afternoon.

An all-out brawl

"Snow Brawl" attendees run through the Francis Quadrangle during the snowball fight on Thursday afternoon.

Friends in the end

JT Scarpinato, an MU freshman, defends himself from a snowball thrown by Maggie Omastiak during the snowball fight Thursday afternoon.

A blast from the back

Casey Carpenter gets hit by a snowball during the snow fight on the Francis Quadrangle on Thursday afternoon.

In your face

Cole Karr wards off a snowball thrown by his friend Casey Carpenter during the snow fight on the Francis Quadrangle Thursday afternoon. Karr, an MU freshman who created the Facebook event for the brawl, said that the event turnout was perfect. “We didn’t get the 1,000 people that said would attend on Facebook, but it’s still a lot of fun,” added Karr.

MU basketball player Norm Stewart in 1955

Missouri Tiger Norm Stewart in 1955

MU vs. Colorado in 1955

The Missouri Tigers play against the Colorado Buffaloes in this 1955 Savitar photo.

MU women's basketball player Sydney Crafton

Missouri sophomore guard Sydney Crafton sprints with the ball past Tennessee-Martin defender Perica Glenn on Dec. 7 at Mizzou Arena.

MU women's basketball player Shakara Jones

Senior Shakara Jones is known as a mother to the young Missouri women's basketball team. “I look up to Shak, she’s a good person,” sophomore Sydney Crafton said. “Her leadership style is to look after the younger girls.”

One of many scenes from the blizzard of 2011

Snow begins to accumulate in the Bearfield Neighborhood in south Columbia on Tuesday morning.

Coaches Terri Hilt, Jan Stephens and Rose Scheidt share laughs during Special Olympics swim event

Special Olympics coaches Terri Hilt, Jan Stephens and Rose Scheidt laugh together while waiting for the swim team to collect their belongings after a relay event at Mizzou Aquatic Center on Jan. 22. The swim team practices every week and was invited to compete in relay races before a Mizzou swim meet versus Iowa State.

Coaches Jan Stephens and Rose Scheidt at Special Olympics swim event

Coaches Jan Stephens and Rose Scheidt walk to the locker rooms at Mizzou Aquatic Center after a Special Olympics relay event on Jan. 22. Stephens and Scheidt are coaches of the swim team but also have sons who compete on the team.

Baby gets temperature checked

Oliver Lawrence Beary-Mark gets his temperature checked by nurse Judy LeMaster on Thursday at MU Women's and Children's Hospital.

Oliver Lawrence Beary-Mark born during blizzard

Emma Beary-Mark laughs as she holds her newborn son, Oliver Lawrence Beary-Mark, on Thursday at the MU Women's and Children's Hospital. Oliver was born Wednesday during the blizzard.
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