This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

March 25, 2014 


• Vicki Lambert received the Legionnaire of the Year award at Post 43 of the American Legion, Fort Mill. Levi “Buddy” Martin received the Commander’s award.

• Fort Mill School Superintendent Joe Bonds accepted the same position at Lexington District Two.

• Eighth-grader Jessica Patterson hurled a no-hitter and struck out 14 of 18 batters in a 12-2 Indian Land softball win over Lewisville.

• For the fourth time in Tega Cay’s history, a corporation involved in developing the community filed for bankruptcy.


• Bill Bradford noted in his No Foolin’ column that an accumulating snow had fallen on March 25 in three of the past four years, 1972 being the exception.

• Fort Mill High School graduate Ruth Downing was named “Outstanding Young Educator of the Year” in Tennessee by the Tennessee Jaycees.

• The team representing Fort Mill won the 14th annual Springs Cup Bowling Championship held in Chester.

• Playing at the Ft. Roc Drive-in was “Fanny Hill” and “Inga.” The Auto Drive-in exhibited “White Lighting” and “Road Hustlers.”


• If a bill introduced in the South Carolina General Assembly became law, Fort Mill would be line for natural gas service.

• Recent movies at the Center included “From Here to Eternity,” “The Long, Long Trailer,” “The Glenn Miller Story” and “Wagons West.”


• A marriage of much interest to many Fort Mill people was that of Jane Bratton and John McKee Spratt.

• Next to the York Lodge, Catawba Lodge of Fort Mill was the oldest Masonic organization in York County.


• Fort Mill was experiencing an epidemic of measles. Many pupils of the graded school were being kept at home.

• A box supper given at Gold Hill Academy for the benefit of the school was successful as about 200 persons attended.

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

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