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75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Dec. 15 - 21 Letter from Lincoln High School - this is to acknowledge receipt of your circular letter in reference to the Red Cross Drive. I have noted in your letter that you have asked each class to average 10 cents per … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Dec. 8-14 Congress voted a formal declaration of war against Japan after President Roosevelt requested immediate action as an answer to Japan's "unprovoked and dastardly attack on Hawaii." A united Congress acted swiftly … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Dec. 1 - 7 Second Lt. William M. Lemmon of Sumter was recently graduated from the officers course (tactical) of the quartermaster school located at Camp Lee, Va. - B.L. and L.D. Montague Inc. of Sumter was chartered … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Nov. 24 - 30 More than 40 of Sumter's leading merchants will again observe Appreciation Day and have prepared many outstanding values for the thrifty shoppers of this vicinity. In addition to the bargains being offered … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Nov. 17-23 A regular transportation schedule has been established between Sumter and Shaw Field. Greyhound buses make 11 round trips daily except Sunday and nine daily including Sunday, transporting civilian workers and … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Nov. 10-16 A large crowd is expected to follow the teams of Pinewood and Greeleyville on Thursday afternoon at 3:30 when these two schools meet on the county fair grounds for lower state honors. Coach Stokes and Coach … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Nov. 3-9 Work on paving of McQueen, Magnolia and Purdy streets and Charlotte Avenue is progressing nicely, City Manager J.A. Raffield said this morning, and it is expected that these thoroughfares will be opened to traffic … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Oct. 27-Nov. 2 Sumter again will play host to soldiers from the maneuver area this past weekend. Nine hundred men came by official convoy and approximately 200 were on leave with passes and chose to come to Sumter, making a … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Oct. 20-26 Sumter opened its doors wide and 1,000 soldiers of the 29th division poured in to enjoy a weekend of rest and recreation served up in true Southern style. When the boys from the maneuver area arrived at about 6 … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Oct. 13-19 A military guard has been established at Shaw Field, taking over 11 posts. Visitors from Sumter who ride out to view the field will now see sentries in uniform, armed with pistols, stationed at the various … more
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