Yesteryear
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75 YEARS AGO - 1943 May 15 - May 21 John Bailey Littlejohn of Sumter was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Army of the United States upon successful completion of the officer candidate course at the Infantry School at Fort Benning, … more
75 years ago - 1943 May 8-14 The Iris Gardens are open to the public now, H.C. Bland, their creator and owner, said today, but he added that the flowers for which the gardens have become famous probably will not be at their height until about … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 May 1 - 7 The hard-hitting and experienced Marine baseball team from Parris Island clubbed out a 5 to 2 victory over Shaw Field in the first of a two game series that will end this afternoon at Hovey Park. Today's game will … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 April 24 - 30 From 1,504 acres of sweet potatoes in 1929 census figures show Sumter County to have 1,922 acres in 1939 to rank 46th in the nation, according to County Agent J.M. Eleazer. "This increase in potatoes has been … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 April 17 - 23 Aubrey Hatfield, son of A.J. Hatfield, well known bicycle and automotive accessories dealer, recently averaged almost 15 miles an hour riding his Victory model bicycle from Columbia to Sumter in three hours. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 April 10-16 Shaw Field's baseball team won its opener against the University of South Carolina in a game played at Hovey Park on Saturday afternoon but dropped the All-Service team league contest to the 26th Division of … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 April 3 - 9 Renovations at the new U.S.O. Club at 14 S. Main St. will start Monday morning. Carl E. Copeland, general manager of Henry P. Moses Housing Co., has received the necessary priorities for building material, and … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 March 27 - April 2 Funeral services for Perry Moses Sr., president of the general agency of Perry Moses and Son, who died unexpectedly at the Tuomey Hospital, were held at 5 o'clock at the residence on Church Street. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 March 20 - 26 Martha Turbeville of Liberty Street has been recently inducted and now placed on the WAAC Reserve. She will await orders for active duty. She has a brother, George Turbeville, former big-league baseball … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1943 March 13 - 19 Pfc. James Lawrence Ardis, 25, has been reported missing in action in North Africa since Feb. 17, Mrs. Edward Bradford has been informed. Before entering the service, Ardis had been employed at Second Mill, … more
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