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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
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Oct. 6-12 The city of Sumter has agreed to entertain 500 soldiers from nearby maneuver areas this weekend, W.E. Bynum, chairman of the local US. committee, announced this morning. Of these, 250 will be taken care of in … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 On Saturday afternoon between the hours of 2 and 5:30 a total of 2,038 people visited the Livestock and Better Farm Living Train while it was parked at the A.C.L. depot in Sumter on exhibition. A half-hour … more
75 years ago - 1941 Sept. 22-28 The transfer of nine air corps units from Cochran Field, Macon, Georgia, to Shaw Field has been ordered by the war department, effective as soon as adequate facilities are available at the Sumter base. The units … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Sept. 15- 21 When Clemson's potent Tigers open a new football season against Presbyterian College at the Clemson stadium Saturday afternoon, a Sumter boy, Johnny Sweatte, will play a major role in the developments of the … more
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