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  • Bette Chambers Part 3

    In Part 3 of Bette Chambers’ interview, Mrs. Chambers reads an article written for her 80th birthday in "The View."  She relates the important work of garden clubs, which corresponds with her philosophy to "leave a place more beautiful than you found it."  She concludes the interview by talking about her children and grandchildren.

     

     

    articles.baltimoresun.com/keyword/eklof

    articles.baltimoresun.com/2010-04-15/news/bs-md-ob-chambers-bette-20100415_1_historic

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  • Bette Chambers Part 2

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    www.trainweb.org/oldmainline/ect1.htm

    In Part 2 of Bette Chambers’ interview, Mrs. Chambers talks about her courtship and early married life with her late husband, Mel Chambers.  She recounts many of the businesses and people of Ellicott City along with her life living in an historic house, Toll House, and her work as an interior designer.

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  • Bette Chambers Part 1

     

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  • Helane Jeffreys

    Helane Jeffreys talks about the Women’s Center in Columbia and the important role it has played in her life.  She was a Columbia pioneer who was instrumental in starting the first co-operative nursery in town, Wilde Lake Co-op Nursery, and also the Open University of Columbia, which taught classes of the New Age Movement (e.g. massage therapy, meditation).

     

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  • Claudia Littmann

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    Claudia Littmann talks about growing up in Wilde Lake covering such topics as her neighborhood, open classrooms, and local shops.  Her close family ties and the good county schools brought her back to Howard County, when she started her own family.

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  • Elbert “Bert” Arrington

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    Elbert “Bert” Arrington grew up in western Howard County.  He talks about his farm and the schools and roads near his Marriottsville home, as well as, the various groups he belonged to and how he met his future spouses.  Before the start of World War II, he joined the Air Force and traveled to many places in the United States and abroad for diverse military training.

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  • Anita Fox

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    Anita Fox moved to Columbia in 1969 after visiting the New Town on several occasions.  She recalls the Exhibit Center’s tours and watching the area grow from a country setting of 4,000 residents to a bustling suburb.  Her many community activities are discussed, which include many firsts for Columbia, as well as her "on the side" chocolate business, Cordially Yours.

     

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  • Alfred & Mary Bracey

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    Alfred and Mary Bracey have felt a sense of community in Columbia, ever since they moved there over 30 years ago.  Maybe that is why, even after retiring from their jobs, they do not want to live anywhere else.  The married couple talk about some of the places they have seen being built in town, as well as, some of the social and community groups they enjoy.

     

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  • Liz Bobo

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    Liz Bobo recalls early Columbia and how it influenced her life, as well as, her activism and involvement in local organizations.  Early Columbians, possibly through Jim Rouse’s influence, had an idealistic approach to their town and government, and therefore many new non-profit organizations were created during that time.  Ms. Bobo shares her thoughts about Columbia’s amenities and also how she envisions the future of the city.

     

    http://www.msa.md.gov/msa/mdmanual/06hse/html/msa12188.html

    http://www.co.ho.md.us/CountyCouncil/CC_HomePage.htm

     

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  • John DuVall

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    John DuVall has traced his family’s Howard County roots to his great, great, grandfather, who came to the county from Germany as an indentured servant.  John shares his memories of growing up in the county and why his family still calls Howard County home.

     

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    http://www.clarklandfarm.com

     

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