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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

Sponsor - The Shops on Main - Lancaster SC

Many thanks to Lancaster's best antique mall, The Shops on Main, for being a sponsor on The Lancaster Archive! 

The Shops on Main is located at 212 S Main St.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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

Sponsor - Lancaster Funeral Home

 

 

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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) 

 

 

 

 

 

Kilburnie - The Inn at Craig Farm

 


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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)