Yesteryear
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75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Oct. 13-19 A military guard has been established at Shaw Field, taking over 11 posts. Visitors from Sumter who ride out to view the field will now see sentries in uniform, armed with pistols, stationed at the various … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Oct. 6-12 The city of Sumter has agreed to entertain 500 soldiers from nearby maneuver areas this weekend, W.E. Bynum, chairman of the local US. committee, announced this morning. Of these, 250 will be taken care of in … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Sept. 29 - Oct. 5 On Saturday afternoon between the hours of 2 and 5:30 a total of 2,038 people visited the Livestock and Better Farm Living Train while it was parked at the A.C.L. depot in Sumter on exhibition. A half-hour … more
75 years ago - 1941 Sept. 22-28 The transfer of nine air corps units from Cochran Field, Macon, Georgia, to Shaw Field has been ordered by the war department, effective as soon as adequate facilities are available at the Sumter base. The units … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Sept. 15- 21 When Clemson's potent Tigers open a new football season against Presbyterian College at the Clemson stadium Saturday afternoon, a Sumter boy, Johnny Sweatte, will play a major role in the developments of the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Sept. 8 - 14 The Sumter City Schools opened for the 1941-42 school year with a total white registration of 2,126 compared to last year's 2,044, an increase of 82 pupils. Edmunds High School had an increase of 31 pupils over … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Sept. 1 - 7 W.J. Seale, chief of rural police, has submitted his resignation to Sheriff George L. Mabry, chairman of the police commission. Rural policeman C.M. Emanuel was recently appointed chief deputy sheriff, and Seale … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Aug. 25-31 John McMillan, recently appointed assistant coach at Sumter High School, has been elected to serve as head coach during the absence of W.J. "Bill" Clark, who has been called to active army duty. Clark's position … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Aug. 18 - 24 A countywide Negro farm and 4-H club picnic was held at Bethel Baptist Church near Tindal with a total attendance of 800. Eddie Butler, chairman of the Better Farm Living Club, Tindal, presided. The program … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1941 Aug. 11 - 17 John Dickson McMillan, former University of South Carolina football star, will take over the duties of assistant football coach of Sumter High School this season to fill the vacancy left by former assistant Joe … more
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