Yesteryear
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75 YEARS AGO - 1940 May 7-13 According to a letter received by Mayor F.B. Creech from H.P. Fulmer, congressman from the Second District, a WPA project (No. 40329-521151) has been approved allotting $69,530 for the citywide improvement of … more
75 YEARS AGO – 1940April 30-May 6The floodlights at the Municipal Park were tried out last night and adjusted by an expert from the Westinghouse Company, which furnished the equipment. The … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 April 16-22 Thelma DeWitt was officially awarded the title of "Sumter's Most Courteous Shop Girl" last night by City Manager J.A. Raffield before a large crowd at the Sumter Theater. DeWitt was the winner of the contest … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 April 16-22 Tomorrow afternoon at 4 a baseball film on "How to Play Baseball" will be shown free at the Rex Theatre under the auspices of the American Legion through the cooperation of theater management. This film contains … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 April 9-15 The chairmen of the various committees for the "Gay Nineties Review," to be presented early next month by the Sumter Junior Welfare League met to be photographed. All are hard at work on the production, the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 April 2-8 The plan to establish a cemetery near the Bland Iris Gardens and the city's First Mill development has been abandoned, as the result of a telegram sent to the promoting organization by Mayor F.B. Creech. … more
75 YEARS AGO March 26 - Apr 1, 1940 - John Bossard Britton, State Senator from Sumter County, and one of her outstanding citizens met with an accident in Columbia, South Carolina, and died Friday morning, March 8, 1940 in the Columbia … more
25 YEARS AGO October 20-26, 1989 - "The Sumter Disaster Application Center is closing Saturday afternoon, 23 days and more than 5,000 applications after first offering federal assistance to local hurricane victims. The crowds that once swelled … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 March 12-18 Mayor F.B. Creech has given his permission for the Elk's Egg Hunt to be given on the 22nd and use of the city park this day. Every detail has been looked after and we hope to be able to have a concert by the … more
75 YEARS AGO -1940 March 5-11 Senator John Bossard Britton, 54, of Sumter County, who was struck by an automobile on Main Street here earlier this week died in Columbia hospital today at 12:25 a.m. of his injuries. Final rites were held … more
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