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75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Feb. 10 -16 Announcement was made today by B.H. Rutledge, manager of Penney's, that J.C. Penney Co. had leased the O'Donnell building, formerly occupied by Cantey-Plowden Co., and Knight Furniture Co., at 18-20 S. Main St. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Feb. 3-9 In order that the military personnel of Shaw Field may know what is happening on the national and international fronts from day to day, a summary of world news is being mimeographed and distributed through the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Jan. 26-Feb. 2 Census report shows that 8,904 bales of cotton were ginned in Sumter County from the crop of 1941 prior to Jan. 16 as compared with 34,385 bales obtained from the crop of 1940. - Maj. Burton M, Hovey Jr., … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Jan. 19-25 The Sumter County Tire Rationing Board announced today that the following were issued certificates to purchase tires for the week ending Jan. 17. Passenger type: Newell O. McFadden, mail carrier; Ernest H. Rhame … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Jan. 12-18 Canvassing for the 1942 Sumter city directory will start soon, and cooperation of all is urged. T.J. Shealy, crew manager, arrived in the city today and started preparations for the canvass. His offices are … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1942 Jan. 5- 11 The guard at Shaw Field, which called on men from every squadron at the post for service when the guard was doubled after the declaration of war, has been consolidated and is now made up entirely of members of … more
75 years ago - 1941-42 Dec. 29 - Jan. 4 The youthful basketball season would swing into high gear on the high school court when the veteran Sumter Generals will oppose the Sumter High quintet. The game will begin at 8 p.m., and no admission … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Dec. 22 - 28 We extend to the People of Sumter our annual Message of good cheer and Sincere wish for a happy Christmas in each and every Home and by each person, old and young, in Sumter. In this period … more
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
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