Yesteryear
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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
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 June 18-24 Pitts DeLorme, one of Sumter's representatives at the Palmetto Boy's State being held at Camp Jackson this week under the direction of the American Legion, was yesterday elected a member of the council of Wateree … more
75 YEARS AGO -1940 June 11-17 The handsome $180,000 overpass at the foot of South Main Street over the Atlantic Coast Line tracks was dedicated to the late Senator J.B. Britton and opened to traffic, eliminating a dangerous and rough grade … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 June 4-10 Three Sumter boys received their bachelor of science degrees from the South Carolina Agricultural and Mechanical College (Clemson). It was the largest graduating class in the 47-year history of Clemson. Henry … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 May 28-June 3 Sumter Post No. 15 of the American Legion announced the boys selected to attend the Palmetto Boy's State at Camp Jackson June 16-22: James Pitts DeLorme, Fred E. Brogdon, Milton Weinberg Jr. and Wallace G. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 May 21-27 Thirty-five miles of bird seed in a 12-foot strip is now being planted in the Poinsett State Park area in charge of H.A. Smith, state forester with the fish and game features under the management of Mr. … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1940 May 14-20 Major Herbert F.E. Bultman, US Army, died yesterday afternoon in Washington. Bultman, who was 47 years old, suffered a heart attack yesterday morning and was taken to a Washington hospital, where he died a few … more
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