Reflections
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One example of location being a viable consideration of business location can be seen with the construction of the Sumter Savings Bank located on the corner of Main and Liberty streets. The Item reported that this bank "gave $25,000 for a lot … more
This issue of Reflections focuses of the history of Sumter's oldest business created by Freeman Hoyt. The primary article used in preparing this paper was researched by Thomas M. Stubbs. The majority of resources were found in The Sumter Item … more
This issue of Reflections focuses on one of the more devastating and fast-moving fires to wreak havoc on early Sumter. The article also illustrates many of the problems that our early fire department faced because of the utilization of flammable … more
Today's Reflections concludes its look at the city and county of Sumter as it approached the 20th century through an article written by Sumter historian Thomas Stubbs in the 1950s. The report is being reprinted with a degree of editing due to its … more
Today and next Sunday, Reflections looks back at the city and county of Sumter as it approached the 20th century. The information was compiled and presented by Sumter historian Thomas Stubbs. The report is being reprinted with a degree of editing … more
This issue of Reflections focuses on a number of ads placed in the Sumter Daily Item by Sumter's businesses in celebration of Christmas. Note how Santa Claus looked almost a century ago. The majority of these advertisements were taken from … more
This issue of Reflections focuses on the evangelistic services the Rev. Billy Graham conducted in Sumter on Thursday, March 16, 1950. The services, originally planned to be housed within the Edmunds High School auditorium, were conducted at the … more
The focus of this issue of Reflections is one of history's most remembered dates, December 7, 1941, and the Japanese surprise attack on the naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Information used to prepare this article was taken from The Sumter Item … more
This issue of Reflections focuses on the building of the First Baptist Church Sanctuary and includes photographs showing the various stages of construction. Information pertaining to this event is taken from articles written for The Sumter Daily … more
Reflections continues to highlight the achievements and contributions of Sumter citizens who helped make our community successful and productive. The group highlighted in this issue comprises individuals selected at random and are not the only … more
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