Yesteryear
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75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Aug. 20-26 An employer-employee relationship that is believed to be unique in the entire country was uncovered by the Daily Item in Sumter. The whole story of this remarkably liberal policy became known as the result of the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Aug. 13-19 H. L. Salisbury announced the opening of a new, thoroughly renovated and completely equipped studio. The new establishment will be known as "Colonial Studio" and will feature portrait work, copying and enlarging, … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 Aug. 6 - 12 Two new patrolmen were added to the Sumter Police Force, and W.C. Kirven, who has been acting chief of police since May 1, was made chief, according to an announcement by City Manager J.A. Raffield. The action … more
Today we focus on The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), which is the most viewed professional sport after professional football in this country. The sport is broadcast in 150 countries and experiences more than $3 billion in … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 July 30- Aug.5 - The police officers who direct traffic at the Municipal Park complain that their job is made more difficult and unpleasant by the large number of "outside" ball fans who park their cars on the sidewalks … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 July 23-29 The Sumter Palmetto Leaguers put on their customary rally after lagging far behind in the opening innings last night to overwhelm Kingstree 15-6. Gamecock batters found the range, scored six runs and sent Swails … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 July 16-22 The remodeling of the courthouse is coming along very slowly. At the present rate, it will not be completed until the middle of December. Workmen are completely overhauling the building. They are refinishing the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 July 9-15 One of the most interesting and unique collections of watches ever shown in Sumter is now on display at Hamilton's. The selection is taken from Gruen's antique watch collection and shows models dating back from … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 July 2-8 Last year at this time the poliomyelitis scare was in full swing. Cases were being reported almost daily in Sumter and other sections of the state. The epidemic, which was centered in Charleston, was felt in almost … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 June 25-July 1 Ruth Barnett, 24, of Warren Street was televised Sunday in the General Electric television studio at the New York World's Fair. She was one of those chosen to take part in General Electric's television … more
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