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75 YEARS AGO - 1941 June 23-29 - Miss Mary Alice Pritchard, student at Sumter High School, has been adjudged winner in the 1940-41 essay contest sponsored by the Department of South Carolina United Spanish-American War Auxiliary. Her subject … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 June 16-22 The clerks of both draft boards were kept busy this morning registering men of the city and county who have reached the age of 21 years between June 16, 1940 and July 1, 1941. R.T. Brown Jr., clerk of board 77, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 June 6-12 In the June issue of Fortune Magazine a map published in connection with an article titled "The U. S. Highway System" shows Sumter to be one of four South Carolina points where the rate of traffic on U.S. Highway … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 June 2-8 Francis Marion Moise Jr. and Emily Rowland were named the outstanding Sumter swimmers for 1940. Moise was selected as Sumter's outstanding swimmer and will receive a permanent swimming trophy in addition to having … more
75 Years Ago - 1941 May 26-June 1 - All of the committees are hard at work and the final touches are being made to a few details, and it looks as though the second-annual Iris Festival which will be held here on Friday is going to be a gala … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 May 19-25 Four members of the local lodge of Knights of Pythias will be awarded the 50-year veteran's jewels tomorrow night at a special meeting at the Oswego community house. The following men will be honored: D.W. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 May 12-18 The following committee was appointed to make arrangements for the forthcoming reunion of the veterans of the 81st, or Wildcat, Division, which will be held in Sumter June 1 and 2: Ray L. McCoy, E. Turner, White, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 May 5-11 Sumter and Charleston High baseball nines clashed this afternoon at the Municipal Park in the opener of their three-game series to decide the lower state championship. The second game is to be played in Charleston … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 April 28-May 4 The Mayesville baseball team will meet the Sherwood nine in the first game of a three game series Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. to determine the Class "C" championship for District 5. The first game will be played at … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 April 21-27 Fire of undetermined origin damaged the building, some of the stock and records of the Sumter Cut Rate Drug Store last night. The damage was not sufficient to stop business and the store is operating at its … more
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