Reflections
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Reflections looks back on the career of a dirt track racer and his love for the sport and his being a positive role model for the young fan base. The man selected, who was highly admired by the author as a youth, was Charlton McLeod from Clarendon … more
Reflections remembers those Black Americans who played a role in local and national history to help establish what became known as Black History Month. In April 1941, according to Col. R.E. O'Neill, commanding officer of his post, "Qualified Black … more
Reflections focuses on Sumter's entry into the Tri-State Baseball League in 1948. The newly arrived baseball organization led to the formation of the Sumter Baseball and Exhibition Co. Inc., which would operate the team. The following were elected … more
This issue of Reflections focuses on the introduction of the glider into military applications. Several men assigned to this new weapon completed their training at Shaw Field before enlisting in the glider pilot school at Twenty-Nine Palms, … more
Reflections revisits one of Sumter's initial brick work companies. The following article appeared in the Watchman and Southron on Dec. 24, 1910, concerning the fire that destroyed the Sumter Brick Works company operated by Abe Ryttenberg. The plant … more
This installment of Reflections addresses the development of brick-making industries in our community. These important businesses, no longer in operation in Sumter, include Ryttenberg Bricks and Eastern Brick and Tile Co. Data and photos used to … more
The Church of the Holy Cross, designated a historical landmark in November 1973, fell victim to the erosion of time and weather in 1974. The south wall of the church crumbled from the many years of rain; however, the major damage was found to have … more
Reflections revisits the life and achievements of John Evans while also focusing on his company's contributions during World War II. The ensuing article and data presented appeared in the 50th anniversary publication of The Sumter Daily Item … more
Reflections revisits St. Catherine's, one of Sumter's most successful kindergartens. The facility was in the O'Donnell House, a magnificent mansion on East Liberty Street. Prior to the beginning of the War Between the States, according to Cassie … more
Reflections celebrates Christmas cards and their contribution to the holiday season. According to Wikipedia Encyclopedia, "The tradition of Christmas cards dates back to the 19th century. The first recorded Christmas card was designed by John … more
This second part of a two-part issue of Reflections responds to several inquiries concerning the history related to the founding of Sumter's Iris festival. The initial name for the Iris Festival was "Iris Week" and was "conceived in the 1940s in the … more
Reflections revisits an article written concerning America's entry into World War II and how Sumter began preparation for its role in this monumental conflict. On Dec. 7, 1941, The Sumter Item headlines stated that the Empire of Japan had attacked … more
This two-part issue of Reflections responds to several inquiries concerning the history related to the founding of Sumter's Iris festival. The initial name for the Iris Festival was "Iris Week" and was "conceived in the 1940s in the mind of the late … more
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