Yesteryear
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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
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
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