Yesteryear
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75 YEARS AGO - 1949 Aug. 2 - 8 - Rebel third baseman Hal Harrigan last night hit his 29th home run of the season to tie the Tri-State league record set last year by Leon Cross of Florence. It was the only prize Anderson could salvage from a … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 July 26 - Aug. 1 - Sumter County runs from New York City to Florida these days, not as a result of "imperialistic conquest" but because of improved service on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. It's a gag, of course. Truth … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 July 19 - 25 - Playing heads-up ball behind the masterful pitching of Leonard Humphries, the Sumter 40 and 8 Midget baseball team defeated the Eau Claire Junior Midgets 8-3 in the second game of their district elimination … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 July 12 - 18 - The body of First Lt. Thomas L. Hutchings Jr., of Sumter, formerly of Georgetown, is scheduled to arrive in Georgetown on Friday afternoon. Funeral services will be held from the graveside in Elmwood … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 July 5 - 11 - The Day Camp at the local YWCA began its second week today of a three-week session. The enrollment for the first week was 45 campers, "YW" officials reported. Girls from the third grade through the eighth … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 June 28 - July 4 - The garden clubs of Sumter will hold a flower show school at which Mrs. Harrell Wilson will be the instructor on flower arrangements and Mrs. James Green will instruct in Horticulture and Flower Show … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 June 21 -27 - The Buffalo Turbine Duster and Sprayer, now in its third week of operation here is completing its work in the area north of Liberty Street and will later move to the southwest section of the city. The duster … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 June 15 - 20 - County Agent T. O. Bowen and County Home Demonstration Agent Alice Jordan will represent Sumter County at a metering of agricultural workers and home agents of the South Carolina Extension Service, set for … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 June 8 - 14 - Sumter American Legion Juniors will face the Timmonsville Juniors at Riley Park in their second exhibition game in as many nights. In their initial game, the Juniors lost to Shaw Field, who scored in the top … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 June 1-7 - The Chicks and Asheville are scheduled for a doubleheader tonight beginning at 7 o'clock. Rain caused postponement of the first game of the series last night, but the doubleheader planned today is a regular game … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 May 24 - 31 - Remains of 2,554 Americans who lost their lives in World War II have been returned to the United States from the Mediterranean area aboard the U.S. Army transport John L. McCarley, the Department of the Army … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 May 17 - 23 - The renovating job at the Fladger hotel, formerly the Imperial, is continuing, according to the current edition of the Sumter Chamber of Commerce newsletter. "The lobby has been tastefully decorated, the … more
75 YEARS AGO - 1949 May 11 - 17 - Sumter's annual observance of National School Safety Patrol Day will be held a day earlier than the usual May 14 observance. The earlier date has been announced so that members of the patrol may parade on Main … more
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