Memories

Bryant Woods Elementary – by Mike Reiskis

Bryant Woods Elementary – by Mike Reiskis

This is the first page of the first yearbook of the first school in Columbia. I lived in Columbia from 1967 to 1978 and never realized until after I moved away how fortunate I was to from up there. Us kids who attended Bryant Woods Elementary at the beginning grew up with an almost “Tom…

Biking to Wilde Lake – by Linda O’Neill

Biking to Wilde Lake – by Linda O’Neill

We lived here before Columbia. Wilde Lake was the first “neighborhood” and we would ride our bikes (as young children, without adult supervision) to the Wilde Lake shopping Center (from near Atholton High) and go into the drugstore (where The Melting Pot is now located) to get a candy bar or gum. Afterwards, we would…

The Mall’s First Expansion – by Barbara Nicklas

The Mall’s First Expansion – by Barbara Nicklas

It was August 6,1981 and the first expansion of The Mall in Columbia was just about to open. One of the community groups was a troupe of the most adorable tap dancers seen here in this photo.    To mark the occasion an entire wall of balloons had been constructed between the existing mall and the…

Boat Float

Boat Float

For decades, cardboard boats constructed by teams from companies and organization across the community competed in Lake Kittamaqundi. Winners included the most unsinkable watercraft, best design, and most team spirit.

A lot of memories can be made in 50 years! Please share your fondest memories of events, activities, friends, places, etc. you experienced in Columbia.

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