Reflections
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Reflections by Sammy Way: Thanksgiving, a time for family and traditions

Reflections looks back on how our city has celebrated what is often referred to as the beginning of the "holiday season." Wikipedia Encyclopedia notes that "In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and the Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Recollections of downtown Sumter in late 1800s presented by Hubert G. Osteen, part III

The third and final segment of the report written by Hubert G. Osteen detailing his recollections of downtown Sumter begins at the intersection of North Main and Canal streets. "Opposite the (John) Gayle house was the furniture and undertaking … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Recollections of downtown Sumter in late 1800s presented by Hubert G. Osteen, part II

The ensuing article is an encapsulation of a paper written by Hubert G. Osteen in 1945. It involved his recollections of Sumter when he was a young man. Because of the length of this manuscript, it is being presented in three parts. Some editing was … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Military Display honors Sumter's military veterans

"On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War." The signing of the Treaty of Versailles on June 28, … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Recollections of downtown Sumter in late 1800s as presented by Hubert G. Osteen

Reflections has selected as this week’s topic a Fortnightly paper written by Hubert G. Osteen on Dec. 8, 1945. The paper titled Sumter Fifty Years Ago provides a unique look at our fledgling … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Sumter Military Academy and Female Seminary attracted many students

Reflections remembers the inception of two Sumter private institutions that helped prompt increased support for Sumter's educational system. These two boarding schools offered a demanding curriculum taught by a highly qualified faculty. The … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: The 1901 Sumter exposition was declared a success

Reflections offers Part II of the Sumter Exposition featuring the railroads, education facilities, local businesses and myriad other aspects related to a developing South Carolina community. In order to prepare this article, information was secured … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Sumter hosted 1901 exposition

Webster's Dictionary defines an exposition as a "setting forth of facts, ideas, etc.; a detailed explanation." Reflections presents a two-part review of a pamphlet produced by the city of Sumter in 1901 designed to welcome investors, curious … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Paving Sumter's thoroughfares

In part two of Reflections on Sumter's streets, the researcher will discuss the paving of primarily Liberty and Main and how paving streets helped alleviate many of Sumter's transportation concerns. The streets of Sumter had long been a major issue … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Road construction in Sumter County

Reflections reports on the construction of paved roads emanating from the city of Sumter to surrounding townships. The research focuses on new innovations in road building and those concerned residents helping to make this necessary improvement … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Gliders played an important role in Normandy Invasion

Reflections looks back at an important segment of the U.S. military joined by numerous soldiers from the Sumter community. The Glider Infantry program proved an integral part of the armed forces and played an important role in the Normandy Invasion, … more

Reflections by Sammy Way:: Two medical infirmaries served Sumter community

Reflections remembers the development of early medical infirmaries. Webster's Dictionary defines an infirmary as "a place for the care of the sick, injured or infirm. A building or room, as in a school, that served as a hospital or dispensary." The … more

Reflections by Sammy Way: Gen. Thomas Sumter was responsible for postal service coming to Sumter

Reflections looks back at the early development of mail delivery in Sumter. Research required that the location of Sumter's post offices be determined. The report also discusses several postmasters who took charge of this important segment of … more
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