This Week in History

This Week In History

April 2, 2013 


• The Fort Mill High School band booster club sponsored four benefit performances of the Clyde Beatty-Cole Brothers Circus at the Galleria Mall in Rock Hill.

• The Fort Mill Rescue Squad was to receive a used ambulance from Lancaster County to be housed at the Pleasant Valley VFD in Indian Land, a satellite of the Fort Mill Rescue Squad.

• Three-year-old J. T. Vanzeeland was rescued from the icy waters of Lake Wylie by Paul Vandermortele of Tega Cay.

• Alex Goodwin, a senior at Fort Mill High School, was named the State DAR Good Citizen for 1992-93 at the State DAR Conference in Columbia.


• Carowinds opened its gates for its inaugural season. In spite of dismal weather conditions, opening weekend attendance was listed at 17,050.

• The Fort Mill Chamber of Commerce awarded its Man of the Year Award to J. Dean Barnhill, local banker. George Ackerman, Main Street merchant was elected president.

• Lewis Cecil Page, retired Army veteran, was the most recent addition to the Fort Mill Police Department.

• Four members of the Fort Mill Children’s Theatre production of “Hansel and Gretel” were pictured in the Times. They were Vereen Barron, Lisa Corley, Kim Cranford and Kevin Etters.


• Construction began on a handsome new building on Spratt Street for Crenshaw Motor Company, Fort Mill’s Ford dealer.

• The senior class of Fort Mill High School, some 50 strong, visited Columbia. The class took in the sights and visited numerous places of interest. This was the first senior class trip in several years.


The Stevenson Theatre on Main Street in Rock Hill was showing “State Fair” with Will Rogers and Janet Gaynor, Admission was 10 cents for children and 30 cents for adults.

• Culp Bros. announced that its ice plant would be open on Sundays until further notice. The phone number was 15.


The second primary for the nomination of a magistrate for Fort Mill Township was won by R. P. Harris. Harris defeated W. L. Hall by a 170-163 vote.

• The Red Racket Store, a new mercantile establishment, opened in the Jones building, near the Southern station. Mr. J. N. Atwater was the proprietor.

Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.

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