Columbia, Missouri

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Columbia is a city in Missouri and the county seat of Boone County.wikipedia
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Missouri

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Columbia is a city in Missouri and the county seat of Boone County.
The largest urban areas are St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, and Columbia; the capital is Jefferson City.

University of Missouri

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Founded in 1821, it is home to the University of Missouri and is the principal city of the Columbia metropolitan area.
The University of Missouri (also, Mizzou, or MU) is a public, land-grant research university in Columbia, Missouri.

Columbia, Missouri, metropolitan area

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Founded in 1821, it is home to the University of Missouri and is the principal city of the Columbia metropolitan area.
The Columbia metropolitan area or Greater Columbia is a region with cultural and economic ties to Columbia, Missouri, a city of 121,717 people.

Stephens College

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The tripartite establishment of Stephens College (1833), the University of Missouri (1839), and Columbia College (1851), which surround the city's central business district to the east, south, and north, has made Columbia a center of learning.
Stephens College is a women's college located in Columbia, Missouri.

State Historical Society of Missouri

Cultural institutions include the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Museum of Art and Archaeology, and the annual True/False Film Festival.
The State Historical Society of Missouri, a private membership and state funded organization, is a comprehensive research facility located in Columbia, Missouri specializing in the preservation and study of Missouri's cultural heritage.

Columbia College (Missouri)

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The tripartite establishment of Stephens College (1833), the University of Missouri (1839), and Columbia College (1851), which surround the city's central business district to the east, south, and north, has made Columbia a center of learning.
Columbia College, also known as Columbia College of Missouri, is a private non-profit independent liberal arts and sciences college based in Columbia, Missouri, United States.

Missouri Tigers

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The Missouri Tigers, the state's only major college athletic program, play football at Faurot Field and basketball at Mizzou Arena as members of the rigorous Southeastern Conference.
The Missouri Tigers athletics programs include the extramural and intramural sports teams of the University of Missouri, located in Columbia, Missouri, United States.

Faurot Field

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The Missouri Tigers, the state's only major college athletic program, play football at Faurot Field and basketball at Mizzou Arena as members of the rigorous Southeastern Conference.
Faurot Field, at Memorial Stadium is a stadium in Columbia, Missouri, United States, on the campus of the University of Missouri.

True/False Film Festival

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Cultural institutions include the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Museum of Art and Archaeology, and the annual True/False Film Festival.
The True/False Film Fest is an annual documentary film festival that takes place in Columbia, Missouri.

Downtown Columbia, Missouri

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The tripartite establishment of Stephens College (1833), the University of Missouri (1839), and Columbia College (1851), which surround the city's central business district to the east, south, and north, has made Columbia a center of learning.
Downtown Columbia is the central business, government, and social core of Columbia, Missouri and the Columbia Metropolitan Area.

Mid-Missouri

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The city rests upon the forested hills and rolling prairies of Mid-Missouri, near the Missouri River valley, where the Ozark Mountains begin to transform into plains and savanna.
The region's largest city is Columbia (population 100,000+); the Missouri state capital, Jefferson City, and the University of Missouri are also located here.

Southeastern Conference

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The Missouri Tigers, the state's only major college athletic program, play football at Faurot Field and basketball at Mizzou Arena as members of the rigorous Southeastern Conference.

Avenue of the Columns

At the center of Downtown is 8th Street, also known as the Avenue of the Columns, which connects Francis Quadrangle and Jesse Hall to the Boone County Courthouse and the City Hall.
8th Street, more commonly known as the Avenue of the Columns, is an urban street in downtown Columbia, Missouri.

Mizzou Arena

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The Missouri Tigers, the state's only major college athletic program, play football at Faurot Field and basketball at Mizzou Arena as members of the rigorous Southeastern Conference.
Mizzou Arena is an indoor arena located on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.

Carfax (company)

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Companies such as Shelter Insurance, Carfax, and Slackers CDs and Games, were founded in the city.
In 1984 Carfax was founded in Columbia, Missouri, by a computer professional named Ewin Barnett III working together with Robert Daniel Clark, an accountant from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania.

Slackers CDs and Games

Companies such as Shelter Insurance, Carfax, and Slackers CDs and Games, were founded in the city.
It was founded in 1993 in Columbia, Missouri by Kurt Jellinek and Paul Zacharias, originally as a music store.

Missouri River

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The city rests upon the forested hills and rolling prairies of Mid-Missouri, near the Missouri River valley, where the Ozark Mountains begin to transform into plains and savanna.
It passes south of Columbia and receives the Osage and Gasconade Rivers from the south downstream of Jefferson City.

City Hall (Columbia, Missouri)

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At the center of Downtown is 8th Street, also known as the Avenue of the Columns, which connects Francis Quadrangle and Jesse Hall to the Boone County Courthouse and the City Hall.
City Hall in Columbia, Missouri, also known as the Daniel Boone Building, was built in 1917.

Museum of Art and Archaeology

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Cultural institutions include the State Historical Society of Missouri, the Museum of Art and Archaeology, and the annual True/False Film Festival.
The Museum of Art and Archaeology, in Columbia, Missouri, is the art museum of the University of Missouri.

Shelter Insurance

Companies such as Shelter Insurance, Carfax, and Slackers CDs and Games, were founded in the city. The insurance industry also became important to the local economy as several companies established headquarters in Columbia, including Shelter Insurance, Missouri Employers Mutual, and Columbia Insurance Group.
It operates in fifteen U.S. states and the headquarters is in Columbia, Missouri.

Richard Gentry

In 1819 Smithton was a small cluster of log cabins in an ancient forest of oak and hickory; chief among them was the cabin of Richard Gentry, a trustee of the Smithton Company who would become first mayor of Columbia.
He was the first mayor and founder of Columbia, Missouri.

Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad

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The city benefited from being a stagecoach stop of the Santa Fe and Oregon trails, and later from the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad.
Eventually the Katy's core system would link Parsons, Fort Scott, Junction City, Olathe, and Kansas City, Kansas; Kansas City, Joplin, Columbia, Jefferson City, and St. Louis, Missouri; Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Dallas, Fort Worth, Waco, Temple, Austin, San Antonio, Houston, and Galveston, Texas.

William Jewell (educator)

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In 1822, William Jewell set up the first hospital.
William Jewell (1789-1852) was a politician, physician, ordained minister, and educator from Columbia, Missouri and namesake of William Jewell College in Liberty, Missouri.

Columbia Insurance Group

The insurance industry also became important to the local economy as several companies established headquarters in Columbia, including Shelter Insurance, Missouri Employers Mutual, and Columbia Insurance Group.
The corporate headquarters is in Columbia, Missouri.

Columbia Regional Airport

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Soon after, the city opened the Columbia Regional Airport.
Columbia Regional Airport is a public city owned airport located about 10 nautical miles (12 mi, 19 km) southeast of the central business district of Columbia in Boone County, Missouri, United States.