Yesteryear
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Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter Rajah Club holds party; museum hosts Civil War re-enactment

Due to missing issues of The Item newspaper, 75, 50 and 25 Years Ago are not in sync. However, the span of years - 75, 50 and 25 years - is correct from the time each section was begun. 75 YEARS AGO - 1947 March 31 - April 5 - Springdale … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Pinewood farmer wins Ford award; 'motor voter' law in effect

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 March 24 - 29 - Mrs. Charles Sanders and Miss Lucile Brown took the Hillcrest High School senior class and the ninth-grade civil government class on an educational tour of Columbia on Wednesday. They visited the Senate, and … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: New Sumter Elks lodge opens; Octoberfest benefits local charities

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 March 17 - 22 - Sherwood Price, lower state president of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, will speak at the Jaycee meeting here at the Coca-Cola Community Center. Detailed plans for the minstrel to be held in April will be … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Lone Ranger program comes to Sumter; crews help after hurricane

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 March 10 - 16 - A group of interested Sumter residents met at the Carnegie library to discuss plans for the organization of a "Friends of the Library" group in Sumter. George D. Levy, presiding at the meeting, commented on … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Shaw officers judge bicycle parade; 2 Sumter women take on marathon

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 March 3 - 8 - With $1,000 in prize money before them, golfers from the Carolinas, Georgia and Virginia teed off for the Camden Open tournament. The tourney is being held over the 6,400-yard Camden Country Club course, which … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: District 17's cheese rolls win S.C. school baking contest; tennis fans meet to discuss getting courts in Sumter

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Feb. 27 - March 1 - Three men of the Sumter area were among the 174 Furman University men included on the dean's list for the first semester of this school term. Those from the Sumter area who have maintained a scholastic … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Wildcats give coach his 'biggest victory'; new club built on Shaw

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Feb. 18 - 24 - The chain reaction argument over who wanted the Smyth report published and how much of the atomic bomb's secret it revealed veered today toward the Army. A denial by the atom scientists of Chicago Inc. that … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Western Auto opens in Sumter; educator Dr. Stoddard honored

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Feb. 11 - 17 - Ten Cub scouts of Den 3, Pack 38, were out Saturday morning enjoying a hike and picnic under the supervision of their den mother, Mrs. Freeman Parker, when a short way off they saw a field of burning broom … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Train operator saves boy on track; Sumter resident collects valuable bottles

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Feb. 4 - 10 - Marion Moise, prominent Sumter attorney and until recently magistrate in the city, delivered an address on "The Grand Jury, Its Powers and Responsibilities" at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club. Mr. Moise … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter Frozen Foods opens; county gets equine sports massage therapist

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Jan. 28 - Feb. 3 - Lawrence "Larry" Weldon, former star athlete at Presbyterian College and one-time assistant backfield coach of the Washington Redskins of the National Professional Football league under Clark Shaughnessy … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: 4-H students win trip up North; Art Shop opens its doors

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Jan. 21 - 27 - Funds of more than 350 local chapters of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis in 29 states were completely exhausted in providing hospitalization and medical care of polio victims during last … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Sumter 4-H group finishes sweet potato project; jeweler creates Olympic pins

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Jan. 14 - 20 - The first Sumter war service names to be entered on the permanent National Roll of Honor at Washington Cathedral are those of Cpl. Richard Buchanan Burns and the late Lt. Alwin Caruthers Burns Jr., it was … more

Yesteryear by Sammy Way: Studebaker Drivers Club meets in Sumter; depot nominated for register

75 YEARS AGO - 1947 Jan. 7 - 13 - R. L. Irby, who was formerly with the city police, was officially appointed Sumter County jailer this morning at the meeting of the Sumter County Board of Commissioners. S. B. Geddings had handed in his … more
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