Yesteryear
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75 YEARS AGO - 1940 April 9-15 The chairmen of the various committees for the "Gay Nineties Review," to be presented early next month by the Sumter Junior Welfare League met to be photographed. All are hard at work on the production, the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 April 2-8 The plan to establish a cemetery near the Bland Iris Gardens and the city's First Mill development has been abandoned, as the result of a telegram sent to the promoting organization by Mayor F.B. Creech. … more
75 YEARS AGO March 26 - Apr 1, 1940 - John Bossard Britton, State Senator from Sumter County, and one of her outstanding citizens met with an accident in Columbia, South Carolina, and died Friday morning, March 8, 1940 in the Columbia … more
25 YEARS AGO October 20-26, 1989 - "The Sumter Disaster Application Center is closing Saturday afternoon, 23 days and more than 5,000 applications after first offering federal assistance to local hurricane victims. The crowds that once swelled … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 March 12-18 Mayor F.B. Creech has given his permission for the Elk's Egg Hunt to be given on the 22nd and use of the city park this day. Every detail has been looked after and we hope to be able to have a concert by the … more
75 YEARS AGO -1940 March 5-11 Senator John Bossard Britton, 54, of Sumter County, who was struck by an automobile on Main Street here earlier this week died in Columbia hospital today at 12:25 a.m. of his injuries. Final rites were held … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Feb. 26 - March 4 On March 6 at 4 p.m., the Tuomey Hospital Auxiliary will give a large bridge tournament and style show in the beautiful new Nurses Home. Mrs. R. C. Williams and Mrs. Lucy Sowell are co-chairmen of the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Feb. 19-25 With their undefeated record at stake the seasoned Sumter High School boxing team will swing away against a strong Orangeburg High School team in a match that is expected to pack the high school gymnasium. Coach … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Feb. 12-18 The Iris Chapter of Eastern Star is sponsoring a "Miss America" Beauty Contest Monday, February 19th, at 8:00 p. m. at the Senior High School auditorium. This is quite a large show with four major attractions in … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Feb. 5-11 Played before a capacity crowd that packed every inch of space, the high school Gamecocks downed the members of the faculty of the Sumter city schools by a score of 39 to 38 in an overtime game that was filled … more
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