A report on Columbia, Missouri

An aerial depiction of Columbia's downtown district in 1869. The large building on the right is University of Missouri Academic Hall.
The Memorial Union at the University of Missouri
Totality as seen from Columbia
Downtown Columbia
Downtown apartment and mixed-use development next to the Missouri United Methodist Church in June 2017
The Blue Note is a rock and pop venue located in Downtown Columbia.
The Sinquefield Music Center, home to the University of Missouri School of Music
The Missouri Theater
Farout Field before a football game
Booches bar and grill
The iconic rock bridge of Rock Bridge Memorial State Park
The Columbia Missourian headquarters
The Boone County Courthouse within the Boone County Government Center
The Daniel Boone Building houses Columbia's City Hall.
The University of Missouri Hospital is the main hospital of the MU Health Care System, and it is the largest hospital in Columbia.
Boone Hospital Center is the second largest hospital in Columbia and is the largest private hospital in Boone County.

City in the U.S. state of Missouri.

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University of Missouri

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Fire at Academic Hall, 1892
Journalist Marguerite Martyn visited the campus in 1910 and sketched these two fashionable students with the architectural columns behind them. At that time, the campus was known as Missouri State University.
Francis Quadrangle, featuring the columns and Jesse Hall
Tower of Memorial Union
The Center for Missouri Studies, a headquarters, museum, and research facility for the State Historical Society of Missouri
A fountain and statue make up Tiger Plaza on the Carnahan Quadrangle.
The Sinquefield Music Center opened in 2020 as a new home for the School of Music
The Missouri School of Journalism
Ellis Library, the main library of the university
Sanford F. Conley House
Hearnes Center, Mizzou Arena, and Faurot Field
Ladies champion team of the Missouri University shooting club, 1934
Faurot Field during a football game
Students working on house decorations, a yearly Homecoming tradition for fraternities and sororities
William F. Baker
Tom Berenger
Emily Newell Blair
Kate Capshaw
Chris Cooper
Sheryl Crow
Robert K. Dixon
Linda M. Godwin
Jon Hamm
William Least Heat-Moon
Martin Heinrich
Tim Kaine
Ian Kinsler
Kenneth Lay
Jim Lehrer
Richard Matheson
Barbara McClintock
Russ Mitchell
Brad Pitt
George C. Scott
Ram Subhag Singh
Sam Walton
Tennessee Williams
Michael Chandler     Former Three-Time Bellator Lightweight Champion, As of January 25, 2021, Chandler is ranked #4 in the UFC Lightweight rankings.

The University of Missouri (Mizzou, MU, or Missouri) is a public land-grant research university in Columbia, Missouri.

The Boone County Courthouse at the Boone County Government Complex

Boone County, Missouri

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Located in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Located in the U.S. state of Missouri.

The Boone County Courthouse at the Boone County Government Complex
The BCFPD at a working structure fire.

Centrally located in Mid-Missouri, its county seat is Columbia, Missouri's fourth-largest city and location of the University of Missouri.

Missouri

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State in the Midwestern region of the United States.

State in the Midwestern region of the United States.

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis
Fur Traders Descending the Missouri by Missouri painter George Caleb Bingham
The states and territories of the United States as a result of Missouri's admission as a state on August 10, 1821. The remainder of the former Missouri Territory became unorganized territory.
Price's Raid in the Trans-Mississippi Theater, 1864
Union Station in St. Louis was the world's largest and busiest train station when it opened in 1894.
Child shoe workers in Kirksville, Missouri, 1910
General John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, was raised in Laclede, Missouri.
African American boy in a sharecropper shack, New Madrid County, 1938.
A physiographic map of Missouri
The Bell Mountain Wilderness of southern Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest
Köppen climate types of Missouri
The Lake of the Ozarks is one of several man-made lakes in Missouri, created by the damming of several rivers and tributaries. The lake has a surface area of 54,000 acres and 1,150 miles of shoreline and has become a popular tourist destination.
Missouri River near Rocheport, Missouri
Missouri population density map
The population center for the United States has been in Missouri since 1980. As of 2020, it is near Interstate 44 in Missouri as it approaches Springfield.
Missouri State quarter featuring the Lewis and Clark expedition
Meramec Caverns
The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City services the western portion of Missouri, as well as all of Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, and northern New Mexico.
Amtrak station in Kirkwood
Kansas City Streetcar near Union Station
The Mississippi River at Hannibal
The Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City
The Governor's Mansion is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Treemap of the popular vote by county, 2016 presidential election
Jesse Hall on the University of Missouri campus
Brookings Hall at Washington University in St. Louis
The historic Gem Theatre, located in Kansas City's renowned 18th and Vine Jazz District
Mark Twain's boyhood home in Hannibal
Missouri has four major sports teams: the Royals and Cardinals of MLB, the Chiefs of the NFL, and the Blues of the NHL.
A mural honoring the Kansas City Chiefs on the wall of the Westport Alehouse in Kansas City, MO.
The St. Louis Cardinals playing at Busch Stadium

The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City.

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Mid-Missouri

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Loosely-defined region comprising the central area of the U.S. state of Missouri.

Loosely-defined region comprising the central area of the U.S. state of Missouri.

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The region's largest city is Columbia (population 121,717); the Missouri state capital, Jefferson City, and the University of Missouri are also located here.

Columbia metropolitan area (Missouri)

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The Columbia metropolitan area is the region centered around the City of Columbia in the U.S. state of Missouri.

Missouri River

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Longest river in the United States.

Longest river in the United States.

Holter Lake, a reservoir on the upper Missouri River
The Missouri in North Dakota, which was the furthest upstream that French explorers traveled on the river
The Yellowstone River, the fifth longest tributary of the Missouri, which it joins in North Dakota
Nebraska's Fort Calhoun Nuclear Generating Station was inundated when the Missouri River flooded in 2011
High silt content makes the Missouri River (left) noticeably lighter than the Mississippi River (right) at their confluence north of St. Louis.
Karl Bodmer, A Mandan Village, c. 1840–1843
Massacre of the Villasur Expedition, painted c. 1720
Map of western North America drawn by Lewis and Clark
Fur Traders on Missouri River, painted by George Caleb Bingham c. 1845
Fort Clark on the Missouri in February 1834, painted by Karl Bodmer
Boatmen on the Missouri c. 1846
Karl Bodmer, Fort Pierre and the Adjacent Prairie, c. 1833, -- the river, river bluffs and floodplain are depicted around the fort settlement
Holter Dam, a run-of-the-river structure on the upper Missouri, shortly after completion in 1918
Black Eagle Dam is dynamited in 1908 to save Great Falls from the floodwave caused by the failure of Hauser Dam
Map showing major features of the Pick–Sloan Plan; other dams and their reservoirs are denoted by triangles
Fort Peck Dam, the uppermost dam of the Missouri River Mainstem System
Painting of the steamboat Yellowstone, one of the earliest commercial vessels to run on the river, circa 1833. The dangerous currents in the river caused the ship to run aground on a sandbar in this illustration.
The Far West is typical of the shallow-draft steamboats used to navigate the Missouri River. Famed captain and pilot Grant Marsh set several speed records, including one taking wounded soldiers from the surviving segments of the George Armstrong Custer expedition to get medical attention.
A barge travels North on the Missouri River at Highway 364 in Saint Charles, Missouri.
Gavins Point Dam at Yankton, South Dakota is the uppermost obstacle to navigation from the mouth on the Missouri today.
The Missouri River near New Haven, Missouri, looking upstream – note the riprap wing dam protruding into the river from the left to direct its flow into a narrower channel
The Missouri River at the confluence with the Floyd River in Sioux City, IA, near the upper most navigable reach of the river today
Freshwater ecoregions of the Missouri basin
Missouri River as it flows through Great Falls, Montana
Agricultural fields dominate most of the former floodplain, including this area around the Missouri's confluence with the Nishnabotna River in western Missouri.
Part of the Missouri National Recreational River, a 98 mi preserved stretch of the Missouri on the border of South Dakota and Nebraska

It passes south of Columbia and receives the Osage and Gasconade Rivers from the south downstream of Jefferson City.

Francis Quadrangle

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The burning of Academic Hall in 1892. Flame can be seen licking the columns of the portico
The Geology Building
Jesse and the Columns
Pickard Hall from the Quad
The original Sociology building has a four-story tower
Drawing of Academic Hall, Switzler Hall, and the President's House around 1875
Academic Hall as it was originally constructed, sometime before 1885
Academic Hall and Chalybeate Spring in the 1880s
Academic Hall with the expanded east and west wings, perhaps in 1890-1892
The Columns stand in the rubble of Academic Hall after the 1892 fire, the new buildings of Francis Quad in the background
Plans for the creation of the Quad drawn by architect Morris Frederick Bell
Jesse Hall around 1895
Artist rendition of The Quad around 1905
Artist rendition of The Quad around 1910
1922 Savitar yearbook picture of ivy covered Columns
1930-45 postcard of the "Historic Columns Missouri University"
The Columns in the snow
The Columns with Jesse Hall in the background
From the Avenue of the Columns
From Elm Street in snow
The Quad in 2009
Original tombstone of Thomas Jefferson
Bronze statue of Thomas Jefferson
Residence on the Quad
Switzler Hall
Reynolds Journalism Institute
The Geology Building
Swallow Hall in summer
Swallow Hall undergoing construction in 2015

David R. Francis Quadrangle is the historical center of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

Faurot Field, 2021

Faurot Field

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Faurot Field, 2021
The new 15-story state-of-the-art facility containing press boxes, suites, and a restaurant was constructed in 2000.
The new Daktronics video board installed before the start of the 2009-2010 football season.
Press box view of the redesigned FieldTurf surface for the 2012 season.
End zone view of the redesigned FieldTurf surface for the 2012 season.
A view of the west stand, known to fans as the "Alumni Stand"

Faurot Field, at Memorial Stadium is a stadium in Columbia, Missouri, United States, on the campus of the University of Missouri.

Downtown Columbia, Missouri

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Jesse Hall and the columns on Francis Quadrangle
The Downtown Skyline in 2007
Columbia City Hall
Columbia City Hall before renovation
The 1917 structure of the Columbia City Hall restored
Tiger Hotel
Downtown Columbia
Boone County Courthouse
Jesse Hall seen from the Avenue of the Columns
The Blue Note
Directions sign in Downtown Columbia, known as The District
Directions sign in Columbia's downtown area known as The District. This one shows the three local Colleges.
Headquarters of the Columbia Missourian
Eighth and Broadway Historic District
Ballenger Building at Cherry and 9th Streets
Virginia Building
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Building on Hitt Street. Now houses the Ragtag Cinema
The Blue Note as seen from the front
Missouri Theatre
McCain Furniture Store
Central Dairy Building
First Baptist Church

Downtown Columbia is the central business, government, and social core of Columbia, Missouri and the Columbia Metropolitan Area.

Jefferson City, Missouri

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Capital of Missouri.

Capital of Missouri.

Sketch of Jefferson City from the 1860s
Missouri State Penitentiary
Parade on "New Capitol Day", October 6, 1924, to celebrate the dedication of the newly constructed Missouri State Capitol
Photograph of Jefferson City and its geography from the International Space Station
The John G. Christy Municipal Building houses the city hall.
The Harry S Truman office building houses government workers for various state departments and agencies.
The Missouri State Capitol in Jefferson City

It is 29 miles (47 km) south of Columbia, Missouri, and sits at the western edge of the Missouri Rhineland, one of the major wine-producing regions of the Midwest.