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.
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.
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