About This Guide


The author would like to thank Nina Johnson, Tom Warhover, Jake Sherlock, Kyle Coburn, Derek Kravitz, Sean Patton, Steve Clayton, John Budd, Scott Swafford, John Schneller, Reuben Stern, Margaret Walter, Karen Mitchell and Liz Brixey for their help and feedback. Photo credits are: Christy Kurtz (Missouri River), Casey Buckman (Boone County Courthouse), Rebecca Ackerman (police officer), Meredith Day (farmer’s market), Yuri Kwon (coffee house) and Brendan Smialowski (Darwin Hindman).

Source Material

Read these if you want to learn more about Columbia and the area. In addition to the Web sites named in this guide, these were the main sources. All are available in the Missourian Newspaper Library (known as “The Morgue”). If you can’t find these or anything else you’re looking for there, ask a librarian!

  • Columbia Regional Economic Development Inc. 2005 Columbia/Boone County Missouri Demographic Profile. www.columbiaredi.com/PDF_files/2005 Profile.pdf
  • Crighton, John C. A History of Columbia and Boone County. Columbia, MO: Computer Color-Graphics Inc., 1987.
  • Havig, Alan. From Southern Village to Midwestern City. Columbia: An Illustrated History. Windsor Publications Inc.: Woodland Hills, Calif., 1984.
  • Poston, Sarah, Robbie Ketchum and Katie Fretland. “Evolution Under Darwin.” Columbia Missourian, Apr. 13 2005.
  • Schreck, Adam. “Council approves Sapp annexation.” Columbia Missourian, July 6, 2005.
  • Staff of the Columbia Daily Tribune. Our Town: Essential Guide to Everything Columbia. June 26, 2005.
  • Zipfel, Rebecca et al. A Comprehensive Guide to Mid-Missouri and the Columbia Missourian (style guide). Columbia, MO: Columbia Missourian, 2005.

About the Author

Terzah Becker grew up in Columbia, graduating from Hickman High School in 1991. A graduate of Rice University, she is pursuing a master’s degree in library science from MU’s School of Information Science and Learning Technologies. She worked for nine years as a journalist (including several stints at the Columbia Tribune, where John Schneller was her city editor) and served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Russia. She is married and lives in Denver, Colorado.

©2005 by Terzah Becker
Photographs and logo: © The Columbia Missourian. Used with permission.
Contact Author at tke97b@mizzou.edu