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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Rooftop View - 1960 - Lancaster SC Photos

 

Parade goers step outside the window and on to the roof of the B.C. Moore and Sons department store to get a good view of the Lancaster Christmas parade in 1960. 

The store was located on Main St. at the Arch St. intersection. A closer look at bottom left shows a Cub Scouts troop walking in the parade.  

(Photo by Lavoy Studio/The Lancaster Archive/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)

Monday, November 29, 2021

Lancaster Christmas Parade Cowboys - 1966 - Lancaster SC Photos

 

Cowboys ride down Main St., heading north, during the annual Christmas parade on Nov. 26, 1966. 

Western Auto, Belk and Friedman's Jewelers are just a few of the stores that can be seen in this classic image. 

What's your favorite memory from going to parades?  

(Photo by Lee Studio/The Lancaster Archive/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography) 






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Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Meeting Street Widening - 1954 - Lancaster SC


Meeting St. looking east, is seen being widened in Sept. of 1954. (Check out the cropped version below where the Gulf station on Main St. can be seen)

The economic boom of the 1950s following WW2 was some of the largest growth the world had ever seen. Towns all across the country were expanding roads, building schools and creating new neighborhoods in a response to the new economy. 

This classic photograph was created near the intersection of Meeting and French streets.  

(Photo by Lavoy Studio/The Lancaster Archive/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)  



 

 

 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Girls Scouts - 1950 - Lancaster SC



See anyone you know? Lancaster Girls Scouts work on a project to celebrate national scouts week in 1950. 

(Photo by Lavoy Studio/The Lancaster Archive/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography) 

 

 

 

 


 

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Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Dairy Queen Sighting! - 1971 - Lancaster SC Photos


 

What do you see that's changed? 

The intersection of Lynwood Dr., left, and S.C. 200 are seen in April of 1971. The former Dairy Queen building can be seen at the top right of the photograph. Immanuel Baptist Church can be seen in the middle of the image.

(Photo by Lavoy Bauknight/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)  








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Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Clemson Football vs Georgia - 1974

 



The new football practice facilities, softball field and the upper decks on the football stadium aren't even built yet. This classic photograph shows 42,800 fans taking in the Georgia game in Death Valley on Oct. 5, 1974. 

What else do you see in this image? 

Lake Hartwell can be seen at the top of the photo. 

Many Lancaster fans have made the drive to Clemson over the years. 

(The Lancaster Archive/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography) 










Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Hub Grill - 1954 - Lancaster SC Photos

 



The Hub is seen in Oct. of 1954 after getting a facelift and an addition in the back of the building. 

Many teenagers flocked to this grill in the 1950s and 1960s for 35-cent cheeseburgers and 17-cent cokes.

It was located on U.S. 521 North in the Twin Pines area.


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(Photo by Lavoy Studio/The Lancaster Archive/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography) 










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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Mt Carmel AME Zion Campgrounds - 1950 - Lancaster SC Photos




The Mt. Carmel A.M.E. Zion campgrounds are seen on Sept. 10, 1950. The camp meetings, which take place each year in September, are a time of worship, fellowship and eating. 

The meetings began in 1866 and take place at Mt. Carmel Church near Heath Springs. It is part of the National Register of Historic Places . 

 

(Photo by Lavoy Studio/The Lancaster Archive/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)  
 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

North Main Street Widening - 1955 - Lancaster SC Photos

 


 

Wow! Things sure do look different today on North Main St. compared to this 1955 photograph. 

Here, a man looks over the city's road widening project as cars head south on Main. As a reference, today's First Presbyterian Church is located near the tall tower on the hill seen to the right of the white house. 

The area of large trees seen down the hill at right is the property where today's First A.R.P. Church is located. In 1955, roads were being widened all over the country in response to the economic boom following WW2.

(Photo by Lee Studio/The Lancaster Archive/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Video - Springs Park - 1970 - Lancaster SC

 

Never-before-seen 8mm footage of Springs Park in Lancaster SC. 

 
Divers performing flips and synchronized jumps off the high dive. 
 
Girl seen at beginning diving head first is the late Donna Barker Lucas. Her first cousin, Joye Berry Schwartz can bee seen walking from right at the 1:23 mark. 
 
Their cousin, Linda Blackmon Bell can be seen at the 2:48 mark. Linda's roommate Nancy Parker Caskey can be seen at the 0:55 mark.
 
 
 

Monday, August 16, 2021

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Lancaster Motor Speedway - 1962 - Lancaster SC Photos


We're glad that No. 28 car is staying on the outside lane down the front stretch in this July 1962 image. Why? Because there were no rails in front of the fans at Lancaster Motor Speedway back then! 

Talk about getting close to the action! 

This is a great photograph to zoom into and check out all the details. If you look closely, you can see a car going into turn three in the background. 

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(Photo by Lee Studio/The Lancaster Archive/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

MLB's Aaron Robinson Baseball Card - 1951 - Lancaster SC Photos

 

Did you know?
 
Lancaster native Aaron Robinson played for the Red Sox, Yankees, Tigers and White Sox from 1943 - 1951. 
 
Batted .297 and hit 16 home runs in 1946. His batting average that year was higher than teammate Joe DiMaggio's.
 
He left the Yankees in 1943 to serve in the U.S. Coast Guard during WW2 and returned to the Yankees after war ended in 1945.
 
In 1947 he helped the Yankees win The World Series.
Below is his 1951 baseball card.