This week in time: Here’s 100 Years of Fort Mill History.

Take a look back at this week in Fort Mill history in 20-year leaps.

By Chip Heemsoth

1999

First Sgt. Tommy Culp, a highly decorated soldier in Vietnam and a Fort Mill National Guardsman, retired from the Guard.

The first model homes were completed and several more were under construction at Baxter Village off Sutton Road.

Fort Mill Middle School sixth-grader Cheryl Strait won York County’s Clemson University “America the Beautiful” poster contest.

An unknown person stole a $5,500 Kurzweil keyboard from St. John’s United Methodist Church on Tom Hall Street.

1979

J. B. Mills, retired merchant and self-styled weather prophet, received the M. S. Young, Jr., Award as the Fort Mill Lion’s Club Lion of the Year.

Jimmy Phillips, vice-president of the Fort Mill United Way, presented a $1,000 check to the Fort Mill Rescue Squad toward the purchase of a “Jaws of Life” machine.

Fort Mill City Council created another police patrolman position during an executive session.

Playing at the Ft.-Roc Drive-in was “The Erotic Adventures of Candy” and “Little Orphan Dusty.”

1959

It was unofficially reported that bids had been opened for the long-awaited new post office for Fort Mill. The new office would be erected on Springs Street at Tom Hall Street.

Shirley Hucks, forward on the Fort Mill High School basketball team, was named to the Rock Hill Herald All-Star team.

1939

After a month’s delay due to the necessity of making repairs to the building, the Majestic Theatre expected to move into its new home on Confederate Street soon.

York County received $4,198 from the state liquor tax in January and February and led all counties in the state. Much of the tax money came from Fort Mill which supplied the city of Charlotte with large quantities of liquor.

1919

Mr. Frank Wright rented the Griffin Store property, about a mile west of town, and would open a business there in a short time.

W. B. Ardrey was to begin the improvement of the Rexall store building on Trade Street. The floor would be lowered to the level of the sidewalk while the entire front would be enhanced.

Compiled by Chip Heemsoth, a lifelong resident of Fort Mill.

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