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75 YEARS AGO - 1941 April 14-20 The Easter Lily parade for crippled children was conducted in Sumter Saturday and met with tremendous success under the able leadership of Mrs. O.G. Dorn as chairwoman and Mrs. L.G. Cubbage and Mrs. A.C. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 April 7-13 Sidney McCleary Jr., 18-year-old 4-H Club youth, sold his sow and her litter of 12 pigs on the Sumter market. In 1934 McCleary, then 11 years old, started his first year in 4-H club work. He carried a one-acre … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 March 31-April 6 Believe it or not President Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States appeared to a few citizens of Sumter who were able to get close enough to the special train that stopped here this morning … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 March 24-30 Charles McKiever, a native of Sumter, is now stationed with the U.S. Marines at Kinston. Jamaica, British West Indies. He was studying law in Washington when he was called to active duty. He had enlisted several … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 March 17-23 Frank K. Clarke, prominent Sumter lawyer, left Saturday morning for Lawson Field, Fort Benning, Georgia for active duty with the United States Army. His orders call for one year's training. John H. "Bubba" … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 March 10-16 Two natives of Sumter will preach this week at St Michael's Protestant Episcopal church, Charleston. Today at noon the Rev. T.S. Tisdale, now of Orangeburg, will conduct the services and from Tuesday through … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 March 3-9 Earl C. Witherspoon of 21 Warren St. in Sumter has set up a one-man observatory at his home. He made his instruments himself, and they have won him recognition from the Hayden Planetarium in New York and from the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Feb. 24-March 2 The United States Marine Corps opened a recruiting office in the City Hall, Monday, which will remain open through Wednesday February 20th. The first man to enlist from this area was Wilbert L. Herring. He … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Feb. 17-23 Not much is left but the smoke stack at the sawmill of the Sumter Planing Mills & Lumber Company on Council Street. The fire started at 12:20 in the afternoon and by 1 o'clock the mill was practically destroyed. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Feb. 9-15 Court of general sessions opened at the county courthouse with Judge G. Dewey Oxner of Greenville presiding. A resolution which was compiled by the Sumter County bar association at their last meeting honoring … more
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