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Larry Moore
Larry Moore, founder of Larriland Farm, devoted life to farm and family

Before the city of Columbia existed, G. Laurence "Larry" Moore was farming there. Moore, a lifelong farmer perhaps best known as the owner of Larriland Farm in Woodbine, a family business he ran with his wife and four children, died of cancer on June 24. He was 85 years old. Now just off of Snowden River Parkway, today's Berger Road is home to rows of office buildings. But when Moore was born in 1926, the plot of land was his family's fruit farm, purchased by his father after World War I. Moore attended Ellicott City High School and worked on the farm throughoutWorld War II. In the 1950s, his family bought a herd of cattle for dairy farming. The herd ranked either...