Yesteryear
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75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 9-15 A fire, which firemen said might have been smoldering since early in the day, swept through the Neill O'Donnell building in the first block of West Liberty Street, leaving in its wake damage estimated by some … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 Jan. 2-8 Schoolchildren, after two full weeks of holidays, will return to their books at 9 a.m. Monday, William H. Shaw, superintendent of the city schools, announced this morning. Regarding the heating problem which many … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942-43 Dec. 26 - Jan. 1 Chief Kirven of the city police force took a long puff on a 10-cent cigar and beamed as he indicated a huge box of fruit at his side. A brand-new wallet, several cartons of cigarettes and a shiny knife … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Dec. 19 - 25 Pvt. James P. Yates, who enlisted at Shaw Field the latter part of September in the aircraft mechanical drive, is now at Keesler Field, Mississippi. After taking training and tests at Shaw he was sent to the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Dec. 12 - 18 Second Lt. Junius M. Lowder Jr., 23, of The United States Marine Corps, son Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Lowder Sr. of Turbeville, has completed a special eight weeks' course for Marine Corps officers at Quantico, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Dec. 5 - 11 Paced by Tommy Hughes, who scored 10 points, the Sumter YMCA Junior basketball team opened its current season with a 30-11 win over the "Fighting 56" five of Shaw Field. - Members of the American Legion … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Nov. 28 - Dec. 4 Major William A. Thompson, of Sumter, whose name has been linked with Shaw Field since its inception, has relinquished his duties as base adjutant to become base defense and plans and training officer, S-3, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Nov. 24 - 30 Mrs. Herbert A. Moses has been appointed school chairman for the Christmas seal sale by the Sumter County Tuberculosis Association and has begun the work of distributing posters, bangles, health booklets and … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Nov. 7 - 13 The Sumter Home Guard unit, Company I.S.C.D.F., will go to Kingstree to take part in fall maneuvers with the other companies of the third battalion. In addition to Sumter, the companies from Kingstree, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Oct. 31 - Nov. 6 J.M. Eleazer, Sumter County farm agent, will devote much of his time to improving the information service to farm people of the state, it was announced. Eleazer said D.M. Altman, with whom he was in … more
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