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COMO YOU KNOW: Muriel Battle

Muriel Battle, who died in 2003, was known as a pioneer in education and equality in Columbia. A new high school will bear her name.

COMO YOU KNOW: Ellis Fischel Cancer Center

The hospital, committed to providing cancer prevention, detection and treatment, was the first cancer center west of the Mississippi River.

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Gifted Program

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: 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: Columbia Area Career Center

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

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: 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: 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: Oakland Junior High School

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

 

COMO YOU KNOW: McBaine bur oak tree

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

COMO YOU KNOW: Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery

Les Bourgeois Vineyards and Winery in Rocheport offers 10 wines and continues to grow.

COMO YOU KNOW: Fr. Tolton Catholic High School

Fr. Tolton Regional Catholic High School opened in fall 2011. It is the first Catholic high school in Columbia.

COMO YOU KNOW: Frederick Douglass High School

Douglass High School is an alternative high school for Columbia students.

COMO YOU KNOW: Hickman High School

Hickman High School is the largest high school in Missouri.

COMO YOU KNOW: Rock Bridge High School

Rock Bridge High School has more than doubled its enrollment since opening in 1973.

COMO YOU KNOW: West Junior High School

West Junior High School opened in 1961.

COMO YOU KNOW: Eliot Battle

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

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: 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.

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