CoMo You Know

COMO YOU KNOW: McBaine bur oak tree

The largest bur oak tree in Missouri is located in Boone County.

COMO YOU KNOW: Oakland Junior High School

One famous alum of Oakland Junior High School is NASCAR driver Carl Edwards.


COMO YOU KNOW: Stephens Lake Park

Stephens Lake Park is an arboretum and park in Columbia that features of a variety of amenities, including playgrounds, trails, picnic shelters, and a swimming beach.

COMO YOU KNOW: Memorial Stadium

Memorial Stadium has been home to the Missouri football team since 1926 and currently houses a capacity crowd of 71, 004.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Missourian

The Columbia Missourian is a student-staffed news organization owned by the University of Missouri-Columbia, and is one of two daily newspapers distributed in Columbia.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Area Career Center

The Columbia Area Career Center has provided several learning opportunities for students and adults since 1979.

COMO YOU KNOW: Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary

Happy Tails Animal Sanctuary is an animal welfare corporation that operates under a "no-kill" philosophy, that utilizes foster homes until a permanent residence can be achieved.

COMO YOU KNOW: Stephens College Children's School

The Stephens College Children's School has been providing college students with the opportunity to teach and interact with children while also providing a research-based education for the children enrolled in the school since 1925.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Gifted Program

COMO YOU KNOW: Eliot Battle

Eliot Battle was an educator in Columbia for nearly 40 years and worked to end segregation.

COMO YOU KNOW: Jefferson Junior High School

Jefferson Junior High School is one of three junior high schools in the Columbia Public School District.

COMO YOU KNOW: Smithton Middle School

Smithton Middle School opened in 1995 and is one of three such schools in the Columbia district.

COMO YOU KNOW: Brady Deaton

Brady Deaton has been chancellor at MU since 2004.

COMO YOU KNOW: Pepper & Friends

"Pepper and Friends" was a daily variety show hosted by Paul Pepper and James Mouser that ran on KOMU/Channel 8 from 1982 until 2009. 

COMO YOU KNOW: Hinkson Creek Trail

The Hinkson Creek Trail is open to joggers, bikers and anyone who wants to enjoy nature. Pets are allowed, and the trail has access points to Hinkson Creek for canoeing or kayaking.

COMO YOU KNOW: Stankowski Field

MU Student Recreation complex members can play soccer, Frisbee or run around the track at Stankowski Field. 

COMO YOU KNOW: Pinnacles Youth Park

The Pinnacles Youth Park features several hiking trails, fire pits and small picnic shelters near massive cliffs, or "pinnacles," carved into the limestone in the park.

COMO YOU KNOW: Timothy M. Wolfe

Timothy Wolfe will become the 23rd president of the University of Missouri System when he takes office Feb. 15, 2012.

COMO YOU KNOW: Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School

Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School opened in 1994.


COMO YOU KNOW: Ridgeway Elementary School

Ridgeway Elementary School is a magnet school based on the concept of individually guided education. It draws students based on a lottery system.