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Reflections looks back at Main Street Sumter in the late '60s, showing the magnitude of the changes that have taken place in the last five decades of our city's history. Note that some buildings remain, while others are gone or drastically changed. … more
In 1952, Sumter Iris Festival Committee president and WFIG radio station manager T. Douglas Youngblood announced a special appearance that was particularly appealing to young Sumterites. Youngblood was able to secure the appearance of radio child … more
This edition of Reflections returns to Sumter in 1958 when the county was approaching a period of unprecedented growth. This article addresses how Sumter dealt with the mounting issue of traffic coming into and exiting from its main thoroughfares. … more
The first Christmas dinner held at Shaw Field was on Dec. 25, 1941, in honor of the hundreds of young cadets, many of whom were away from family and friends for the first time. The young reporters who wrote the article were biased against … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 June 5-June 11 The State Highway Department has set June 30 as the date for reopening of Sumter-Manning Highway (U.S. 521). Paving of the road was recently started near the Clarendon County line, but it has been stopped for … more
This issue of Reflections takes a brief look back at the career of one of Sumter's most creative industrialists, John Evans. This is the first in a series of biographical and work sketches we will present on Sumter's industrial giants. John Evans, … more
This issue of Reflections examines one of the largest construction projects undertaken in Sumter County, the building of Sumter High School. The problem of accommodating a large student body which had outgrown the Haynsworth and Council streets … more
The Sumter community made numerous efforts to beautify the railway station located parallel to Telephone and Harvin streets. The station was one of the busiest locations in the community, thus it attracted attention from numerous residents … more
This issue of Reflections addresses the public outcry for the construction of a bridge at the south end of Main Street. This massive piece of concrete construction was designed not only to connect Main Street to South Sumter, but also to eliminate a … more
One of downtown Sumter's largest renovation projects began on South Main Street about 50 years ago. This effort to revitalize a dying segment of our economic base was conceived by several concerned business leaders and involved many activities … more
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