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: 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.

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: Brady Deaton

Brady Deaton has been chancellor at MU since 2004.

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: Jefferson Junior High School

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

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: Paxton Keeley Elementary School

Paxton Keeley Elementary School is named for the first woman to graduate from the MU School of Journalism.

COMO YOU KNOW: Two Mile Prairie Elementary School

Two Mile Prairie Elementary School is a merger of three rural Boone County schools in the 1960s.

COMO YOU KNOW: Rock Bridge Elementary School

Rock Bridge Elementary School was not part of the Columbia school district when it first opened in 1957.

COMO YOU KNOW: Mill Creek Elementary School

Mill Creek Elementary School opened in 1988.