This Week in History

This Week In History

May 28, 2013 


• First Baptist Church of Fort Mill received money and offers of classroom space following a fire that heavily damaged the church.

• Ninety-four fifth-graders at Indian Land Elementary School, members of the school’s second DARE program, graduated in exercises held at the school.

• Michael Kidd, new coach of the Eli Bailes Post 43 baseball team, was readying the team for the 1993 season.

• New Heritage USA was gearing up for the summer, expecting 200,000 visitors. Occupancy for the Heritage Hotel was expected to top 50 percent.


• Four Fort Mill School District teachers, Mrs. R. C. Brown, Miss Anna Jones, Mrs. Luther G. Patterson and Mrs. W. C. Potts, announced their retirement. The four educators had 150 years of teaching experience combined.

• Fort Mill High School’s class of 1973 totaled 112 members. Patricia N. Sullivan was salutatorian and Katherine Marie Amato was valedictorian.

• At Indian Land High School, the class of 1973 was comprised of 36 graduates. Salutatorian was Marsha Kim McGuirt and valedictorian was Debra Joyce Deese.

• Paul B. Ellis of Fort Mill was named to the Board of Commissioners of the York County Nature Museum. Ellis represented the Fort Mill School District.


• Young’s Essotane Gas Service moved to 119 White St., between Mills Hardware and Culp Brothers.

• Fort Mill was faced with its most critical water shortage in many years as the result of a pump failure.


• This edition of the Fort Mill Times is missing.


• Troop No. 1 of the Fort Mill Boy Scouts marched to Rock Hill, had dinner, made the rounds of all the moving picture shows and returned to Fort Mill by train.

• Mary Carothers, 7-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Carothers, died at her family home on Confederate Street.

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

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