Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Church Youth Groups Event - Part 2 of 2 - 1983 - Lancaster SC Photos


Local church youth groups pose for a portrait during an event at North Elementary in 1983.

The group was known as United Youth Ministries and would gather for devotion time, volleyball and basketball games.  

(Photo by The Lancaster News via The Lancaster Archive) 

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Monday, May 27, 2024

Carowinds First Summer - 1973


The steamboat, monorail and main entrance are seen at Carowinds in the summer of 1973. 

The park first opened in March of '73. 

Several rides that were part of opening day still operate today, including the skytower, which can be seen at left. 

(Photo by Bobby Bell/Bell Studio via The Lancaster Archive)





Wednesday, May 22, 2024

The Side Porch Restaurant - 1980s - Lancaster SC Photos


The Side Porch restaurant is seen in the 1980s at 308 Dunlap Street. 

The popular lunch spot was also a catering business. 

The house still stands today, located near Discovery School, formerly known as Central School. 

(Photo by The Lancaster News via The Lancaster Archive)





Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Church Youth Groups Event - Part 1 of 2 - 1983 - Lancaster SC Photos


Local church youth groups pose for a portrait during an event at a local school in 1983. (Photo by The Lancaster News via The Lancaster Archive)

This is part 1 of 2 of this photo. Stay tuned for the other half of the picture! 




  

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Red Cross Swimming Instructors - 1985 - Lancaster SC Photos


Red Cross instructors and swimmers pose for a group photo at the Lancaster city pool on June 16, 1958. 

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Marion Sims Staff - 1959 - Lancaster SC Photos


The Marion Sims Hospital staff poses for a group portrait in December of 1959. (Photo by Lavoy Studio via The Lancaster Archive)

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Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Ben Hogan at Lancaster Golf Club - 1950s - Lancaster SC Photos

 


The PGA Tour is in South Carolina this week! 

Michael Jordan isn't the only famous athlete to have played golf in Lancaster. In the 1950s, legendary golfer Ben Hogan stopped by the Lancaster Golf Club. 

Here, Hogan teaches a putting technique as golfers and others look on. 

The Hall of Famer won The Masters twice and also took first at the PGA Championship, U.S. Open and The Open Championship. 

He is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time. (Photo by Lavoy Bauknight via The Lancaster Archive)


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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Lancaster Native Julie Roberts - 20 Years Ago

 





















20 Years Ago, Lancaster native Julie Roberts' song, "Break Down Here" was climbing the Billboard Country Charts

The ballad was the first song released from her debut album Julie Roberts. 

The song peaked at No. 18 and the album produced three singles. Roberts will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of her album with a concert in Nashville at Chiefs on Broadway on May 25.





Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Liberty Bell on Main Street - 1950 - Lancaster SC Photos

 


The Liberty Bell rings out on Main St. in 1950 as children and teens cover their ears. 

The bell was a replica given to South Carolina by the U.S. government and now sits on the statehouse grounds in Columbia. The event seen here was part of a national campaign promoting U.S. Savings Bonds. 

This image is looking south on Main and the Coca-Cola sign at left is near the intersection of Arch and Main streets. 

(Photo by Lavoy Studio via The Lancaster Archive)




Wednesday, March 13, 2024

Belk's Swimwear Fashion Show - 1956 - Lancaster SC Photos

 










Models show off the latest Jantzen swimwear during a Belk's fashion show at Lancaster High School on April 4, 1956. 


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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Miss Lancaster Crowned By Miss America - 1965 - Lancaster SC Photos



Miss America Vonda Kay Van Dyke crowns Miss Lancaster, Linda Culp, during the Miss Lancaster pageant in 1965. 


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Sunday, January 28, 2024

Students Visit The Lancaster News - 1955 - Lancaster SC Photos

 


Local students pose in front of The Lancaster News building after taking a tour of the newspaper on Monday, May 23, 1955. 



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Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Tri-County Beauty Queens - 1968 - Lancaster SC Photos


Miss Lancaster Caroline Collins, Miss Great Falls Patti Williams Wishert, Miss Chester, Miss Rock Hill and Miss Fort Mill pose for a portrait in 1968. 


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Friday, December 15, 2023

Lancaster Christmas Parade - 1964 - Lancaster SC Photos


Wow! Those parade-goers standing on top of Williams Drug are getting an outstanding view of the Lancaster Christmas Parade in 1964. 

At right is Mac's Lunch, which was located at the intersection of Main and Arch streets. Mac's was known for their burgers and more. 

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Christmas on Main Street - 1976 - Lancaster SC Photos


That Lancaster Bakery sign has us wishing we could get a gingerbread man cookie! 

This December 1976 image shows downtown at Christmas, looking north. The Hyatt Theater is seen at left and The Springs Block is at right. 

Look at those two guys in the truck. Clearly, they knew they were having their picture made! 

Did you know, the Lancaster Bakery sign can now be seen inside the Shops on Main antique mall on Main St. 

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(Photo by Bobby Bell/Bell Studio/The Lancaster Archive)








Tuesday, November 21, 2023

North Elementary Thanksgiving - 1983 - Lancaster SC Photos


North Elementary students pose in their pilgrim costumes in celebration of Thanksgiving in 1983. 

Thanksgiving was declared a national holiday by Pres. Abraham Lincoln in 1863. 

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Coach Roscoe After State Championship Game - 1989 - Lancaster SC Photos


LHS head football coach Johnny Roscoe is congratulated by his wife, Jane, and team doctor Rogers Walker after the state championship game at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia in December of 1989. 

Although the Bruins fell to Northwestern, it was a season to remember and full of historic wins. It was the first time Lancaster High had appeared in the championship game in 30 years. 

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Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Fans at State Championship Football Game - 1989 - Lancaster SC Photos

 


The "Bruins Dawg Pound" (as seen on sign) comes alive as the Lancaster High football team enters the field in Columbia at Williams Brice Stadium in Dec. of 1989. 

The Bruins played Northwestern in the state championship game. It was LHS's first state championship appearance since 1959. 


(The Lancaster News via The Lancaster Archive)


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