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CoMo You Know: History

COMO YOU KNOW: Columbia Cemetery

The Columbia Cemetery was established two centuries ago in 1820.

COMO YOU KNOW: Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center

The Black Culture Center began in 1972 at the Black Culture House, a haven for black students at MU.

COMO YOU KNOW: Boone County Historical Society

The Boone County Historical Society operates a museum, an historic house, art gallery and historic village in Nifong Park.

COMO YOU KNOW: Berry Building

The Berry Building is a former warehouse in downtown Columbia that has been converted into a mixed-use development.

COMO YOU KNOW: John William "Blind" Boone

John William "Blind" Boone, who died in 1927, was a famous ragtime pianist who became one of the first African-American musicians to be recorded by the QRS piano roll company.

COMO YOU KNOW: McBaine bur oak tree

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

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