This Week In History

This Week in Fort Mill History

January 21, 2014 

1994

• This edition of the Fort Mill Times is missing.

1974

•  Fort Mill’s Yellow Jackets were 14-0 after wins over Cowpens and Lancaster. The Indian Land Warriorettes were 11-0 after defeating Bethune.

• Miss Becky Nesbitt was performing at Raleigh’s Village Dinner Theater. She played the part of Mayor Shin’s daughter, Zaneeta, in “The Music Man.”

• The Drifters were set to perform as part of Sophomore Week at Winthrop College. Tickets were available for $2 and $2.50.

• Johnny Totherow, 7 and Teresa Dees, 8, won bicycles for their efforts in the Carothers Elementary School PTA Cookie Sale.

1954

• Fort Mill received its first snowfall of the year when an inch of snow fell on the city. It was the first sticking snow since Feb. 26, 1952.

• The Fort Mill High School Beta Club sponsored a box supper, a first for the club, at Fort Mill High School.

1934

• Sufficient money had been set aside for the improvement and enlargement of the flying field of Capt. E. W. Springs on Steele Creek Road.

• School teachers learned that the Legislature would increase the state’s part of teachers’ salaries.

1914

• A new York County Court House was to be erected on the site of the present building at a cost $70,994.00.

• The new “moving picture show” the Majestic, opened to the people of the community in the Savings Bank building.

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

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