Just see this article from http://hocoapfo.blogspot.com/. It is written by Len Lazarick, who have been living in Columbia for 47 years. He was the first group of people moving here. I had another opportunity to speak with another one of the first group Columbians some time ago. She shared many interesting stories with me too.
It is a really good read. I am looking forward to the next article and more. As Columbia Association is preparing to celebrate the 50th birthday, it is good to see our past first. As Howard County is debating on a 40-year biding development plan for Howard Hughes (General Growth now), we should learn from our past too. Looking backward will teach us some lessons for looking forward.
The article link is:
This is the first of a series of 12 monthly essays over the next year leading up to Columbia’s 50th birthday celebration next June. It ran first in The Business Monthly, with a circulation of 25,000 in Howard and Anne Arundel counties, and after that will be published here on MarylandReporter.com and by our partner website, Baltimore Post-Examiner. The copyright is maintained by the author and may not be republished in any form without his express written consent. © 2016 Len Lazarick
By Len Lazarick