This Week in History

This Week in Fort Mill History

May 13, 2014 

1994

• A formal invitation to march in the 1995 Rose Bowl Parade was issued to the Fort Mill High School Marching Band during ceremonies at Fest-i-Fun.

• A wreck during a race at the Lancaster Motor Speedway claimed the life of a 28-year-old Indian Land man.

• The Palmetto Battalion performed a War Between the States re-enactment, in honor of Confederate Memorial Day, in Fort Mill’s Confederate Park.

• More than 100 people attended the dedication of the new building of the James A. Culp Post 9138 of Veterans of Foreign Wars on Harris Street.

1974

• Gus Allen, head football coach at Fort Mill High School, was named head coach of the North team in the North-South All-Star football game in Columbia.

• “It’s Great to Be Crazy,” the Indian Land High School senior class play, was one of the most enjoyable events of the school year.

• Cheryl Elaine Ervin, a Fort Mill High School senior, was selected as the recipient of a Foundation Scholarship to the College of Charleston.

• Robert Barr, Rt. 2, Fort Mill, accepted a position as a management analyst with the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon.

1954

• C. M. Reynolds, head football coach at Whitmire High School, accepted the same position at Fort Mill High School. Reynolds succeeded Marshall Edwards.

• J. H. Nesbitt, principal at Fort Mill High School, announced that Peggy Oliver was the valedictorian of the Class of 1954 and Judy Brown was salutatorian.

1934

• Dr. J.R. DesPortes of Fort Mill was elected chairman of the State Council of the South Carolina Medical Society.

• The 1933-34 session of the Pleasant Valley public school, under the direction of Mrs. D. C. Patterson, came to a close.

1914

• For every 10 cents spent at Ardrey’s Drug Store, the purchaser received a coupon of one cent toward an admission ticket to the Majestic Theatre.

• Following the custom of several years, the 7 o’clock closing hour was adopted by the merchants of Fort Mill for the summer months.

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

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