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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. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Children's Hour at Library - 1956 - Lancaster SC Photos

 

 


See anyone you know? 

Lancaster children pose for a group portrait during children's hour at the Lancaster County Library on Feb. 11, 1956. At the time, the library was located at 210 W. Gay St. 

Have you seen the new library in Lancaster yet? Learn more about it at https://www.lanclib.org/

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








LHS Track Construction - 1993 - Lancaster SC Photos

 

The Lancaster High School track is seen under construction on Sept. 9, 1993 as Rice School and the new high school are seen in the background. 

It was the first day of school in the new building. 

 Rice School, which served as an elementary and high school for years would become an athletic building for football. 

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

 

 

 

 

Monday, July 12, 2021

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Wednesday, July 7, 2021

State Newspaper Float in Christmas Parade - 1966 - Lancaster SC Photos

 


Downtown comes alive as The State newspaper float heads up Main St. during the 1966 Christmas parade. 

A beauty queen can be seen in a Ford Mustang at left. Belk department store, Western Auto and Friedman's Jewelers can also be seen in this classic photograph.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021

Main Street Looking South - 1973 - Lancaster SC Photos

 

Which places did you go to on Main St. when you were growing up? 

B.C. Moore, Hyatt Cinema and Williams Dept. Store are just a few of the places that can be seen in this April of 1973 photograph, looking south. 

 What else do you see? Maybe your car is in this photo.  

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

American Legion Baseball - 1953 - Lancaster SC Photos

 


See anyone you know? The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball team poses for a group photo on June 10, 1953.

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

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Swim Meet at Wylie St. Pool - 1987 - Lancaster SC Photos

Parents and teammates cheer on swimmers during a meet at Wylie St. Pool in the summer of 1987. At far left is the late Adrienne Blackmon and third from left is the late C.B. Mathis. 

The pool has been home to hundreds of swim meets over the years.


(Photo by The Lancaster News via The Lancaster Archive/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Market Street Pool - 1966 - Lancaster SC Photos

 

The Market St. Pool comes alive as children play in the shallow end in the summer of 1966. 

See anyone you know? 

The pool, where many Lancaster children learned swimming lessons over the years, was known for its high diving board, where swimmers would launch into massive cannonballs. 

It was located behind the present-day Lancaster County Library.

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

 

 

 

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

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Girl Scouts at First Methodist Church - 1955 - Lancaster SC Photos

 

Members and leaders of Girl Scouts Troop 10 line up outside First Methodist Church at the intersection of Gay and Catawba streets on Sunday, March 6, 1955. 

The girls were a part of the service that day.

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

 

 

 

 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

New Book About the Lancaster Bakery



Ever wish you could get a recipe for one of the Lancaster Bakery desserts? 
 
Anita Hinson Cauthen's new book, "Lancaster Bakery: Thank you, Come Back to See Us" is a collection of recipes and memories from one of Lancaster's most celebrated Main St. shops.
 
Learn more about the book and get your copy today visiting:

 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Free Movie Day at Midway Theater - 1955 - Lancater SC Photos

 


 




 





 

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Children gather at Midway Theater for a portrait on June 13, 1955. It was free movie day at the cinema, which was located on S. York St. 

Movie posters can be seen in the image, including Crashout, Revenge of the Creature and Killers.

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








Wednesday, May 12, 2021

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Cruising Main - 1982 - Lancaster SC Photos

 


 

Cruising Main St. was popular in Lancaster from the 1950s through the 1990s. 

Here, traffic is seen on the 100 and 200 blocks of Main St., looking south in 1982. 

Drivers would circle the blocks to see who was downtown and catch up with friends in the parking lots. 

Lancaster became well known for its weekend, downtown scene.Teens from Rock Hill, Chester, Monroe and other towns in the region would drive to Lancaster to cruise Main.

(Photo by Jeff Zehr/The Lancaster Archive/Image on File with Travis Bell Photography) 







Wednesday, May 5, 2021


 

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