Howard County Library

  • 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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    http://www.epodunk.com/cgi-bin/genInfo.php?locIndex=2676

    http://www.boeing.com/history/boeing/b29.html

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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.

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    www.columbiachoralsociety.org

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