This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

April 29, 2014 


• Gridlock tied up downtown Fort Mill on a Friday afternoon when a train blocked the Main Street crossing for two hours.

• Fort Mill Police officers made 12 arrests and 22 charges were filed during a license check on Steele Street.

• A new restaurant, Main Street Fountain and Grill, was scheduled to open in time for Fest-i-Fun.

• George’s Flower Shop, owned by George Rhinehardt and located on Springs Street, was observing its 25th year as a member of Florists Transworld Delivery.


• “My Fair Lady” with Robert Barton as Henry Higgins and Mary Saunders as Eliza Doolittle, opened at the Pineville Dinner Theatre.

• Moore’s Department Store on Main Street advertised shear nude panty hose “designed for the more revealing fashions” for 79 cents a pair.

• Doby’s Bridge Presbyterian Church held a series of revival services with Dr. John Horton as guest minister.

• Recent movies at the Ft.-Roc and Auto Drive-in theaters included “Magnum Force,” “Teenage Bride” and “Cool Hand Luke.”


• “Hell on Hoofs,” a Wild West Rodeo, entertained residents for two nights at the old Fort Mill ball field on Massey Street.

• Recent movies at the Center included “The French Line,” “The Charge at Feather River,” “Mighty Joe Young” and “The Gay Ranchero.”


• It was announced that all Fort Mill High School home baseball games would be played on the diamond behind the high school on Tom Hall Street.

• J. P. Coates, former superintendent of the Fort Mill graded school, was hurt in an automobile accident in Columbia.


• Thieves broke into Parks Drug Co., located at Main and Confederate streets, and tried to open the store’s safe. Failing in that endeavor, they settled for $2 from the register.

• On account of the Confederate Veterans’ Reunion in Jacksonville, the Southern Railway announced an $8.35 round-trip rate from Fort Mill.

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

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