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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Postman and Main Street - 1955 - Lancaster SC Photos


A postman begins his walk up Main Street from the U.S. Post Office near the intersection of Main and Arch streets on Wednesday, Sept. 14, 1955. 

The Parr Theater, which is advertising the movie "Davy Crockett" can be seen near the center of the photograph. 

B.C. Moore and Sons department store can be seen as well. At left is a Navy Recruiting poster. 

The water tower just over the shoulder of the postman sat beside the former police station, to the right of the Lancaster county courthouse. 

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

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Friday, August 9, 2019

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Springs Park Train - 1956 - Lancaster SC





The engineer gets the the engine ready as families prepare to head out on a train ride at Springs Park on August 8, 1956. 

Springs Park was located near Fishing Creek Reservoir and featured a skating rink, Olympic-size pool, a banquet hall and merry-go-round. 

When this photograph was made, Dwight Eisenhower was president and gasoline was just 30 cents per gallon. 

See below for a cropped version of the photograph. Maybe you'll see someone you know. (Photo by Lavoy Studio/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography. 

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Shell Service Station on Main Street - 1954 - Lancaster SC Photos


The Shell service station, located at 310 N Main St. is seen on April 24, 1954. The station sold auto supplies, tires and gasoline for just 34 cents per gallon. 

Customers remained in their car while an attendant filled up their tank, checked the oil and cleaned their front windshield. Today, this location is the home of Fox's Pizza Den. 

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

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

Dixie League Baseball - 1991 - Lancaster SC Photos


Dixie League Baseball players pose for a group shot in July of 1991. (Photo by Bobby Bell/Bell Studio/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography)'

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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Harpers Five and Dime - 1968 - Lancaster SC



Harpers Five and Dime is seen on Main St., looking north, on Feb. 17, 1968. Five-and-dimes were popular in the mid 20th century and sold many items that were just a nickel or dime. (Photo by Lee Studio/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography) 

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Sunday, July 21, 2019

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Springmaid Beach Office - 1969 Myrtle Beach, SC

















A May 25, 1969 view of the Springmaid Beach main office, located on Springmaid Blvd. in Myrtle Beach. 

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

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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Charlie Duke Back Home - 1970 - Lancaster SC













Lancaster Native Charlie Duke visits the drafting class at the vocational school at LHS in December of 1970. 

Duke was in town speaking to several schools that day and doing media interviews. 

He would walk on the moon 16 months later in April of 1972. 

Did you know? Duke recently teamed up with Buzz Aldrin and actor George Clooney as part of an Omega watch campaign? The Omega watch was the first watch to make it to the moon.

Check out Clooney and Duke talking space travel in this video below.

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

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Kilburnie - the Inn at Craig Farm


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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Barr Street High School Talent Show - 1970 - Lancaster SC



Participants in a March 1970 talent show pose for a photograph at Barr Street High School. The last class to graduate from the school was in 1970. The following year, students moved to Lancaster High School. 

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

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NASCAR Champion Ned Jarrett - 1965 - Lancaster SC


NASCAR legend Ned Jarrett, father of Dale Jarrett, visits First Baptist Church in November of 1965. 

Jarrett won the NASCAR Grand National Championship the same year, which is the equivalent of today's Cup Series. (Photo by Lee Studio/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography) 

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Market St Pool - 1971 - Lancaster SC

We're willing to bet half of every Lancaster child got their swim lessons from Bobbie Hagins.

Here, she patrols the deck at Market Street Pool on July 16, 1971. Hagins taught hundreds of children how to swim over the years.

The pool was located at the intersection of Market St. and Chesterfield Ave, behind the Lancaster County Library.

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








Swim Lessons at City Pool - 1971 - Lancaster SC





























Children learn how to swim at the city pool, located at the intersection of McCardell and Gay streets on Saturday, July 17, 1971.

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







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