Howard County Library
This Is Your Life - Archive for January 29th, 2010
  • 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.

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Army_Sergeants_Major_Academy

    http://www.clarklandfarm.com

     

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  • Scott Johnson

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    Scott Johnson talks about growing up in Columbia and the schools, stores, and open spaces that he would walk or ride his bicycle to near his home.  Columbia had everything for him and he later came to know about Rouse’s vision and how other towns were not like Columbia.  Johnson names several local attractions that he has enjoyed over the years and expresses his hopes for the future of Howard County and Columbia.

    Learn more about items mentioned in this podcast:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open-space_school#Open_Space_School

    http://www.hcconservancy.org/

    http://wildelake.columbiavillages.org/
     

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  • Gretchen Moore

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    Gretchen Moore was an “almost” pioneer to Columbia having moved here in 1972.  She recounts her Long Reach and Owen Brown Village neighborhoods and the reasons why she felt such cohesiveness there.  The concept of village centers and how they have changed throughout the years is talked about, as well as, her experiences with community groups, early shopping opportunities, and the amenities in Columbia.

    Learn more about items mentioned in this podcast:

    www.columbiachoralsociety.org

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