Post 43 swings at S.C. title, a railcar for an office and more in 100 Years of Fort Mill History


  • Cannoneer Clyde Short and assistant cannoneer Mike Short ignited the famous Fourth of July cannon in Confederate Park.
  • After a string of wins, the Fort Mill American Legion baseball team was headed to the upper state playoffs.
  • More than 14,000 fans turned out at Knights Castle, on a Sunday, to watch the Knights play and enjoy the post-game fireworks.
  • A five-member committee was formed to address the town’s ballpark shortage.


  • A combination produce, meat and grocery store was being built on the southwest corner of U.S. 21 and S.C. 160.
  • Fort Mill would have a new physician. Dr. John M. Little, Jr. would join the Culp-Martin-Nunnery clinic.
  • Gene Boatwright, minister of music and youth at Westchester Baptist Church, High Point, N.C., was selected as an Outstanding Young Man of America.
  • Democrat Murray B. White, Jr. and Republican Frank McCarthy won their party’s nomination for York County Council Seat No. 1.


  • York County Police were investigating the death and abandonment of a fully developed baby on a Fort Mill garbage dump.
  • Sealed bids were called for on a County office building to be erected on the southeast corner of Springs and East Elliott Streets.


  • Company K, 118th Regiment, South Carolina National Guard, left for a 15-day encampment at Camp Jackson in Columbia.
  • Captain E. W. Springs bought and was using as an office, a fine private railroad car which was parked on a sidetrack in the upper section of town. The car’s previous owner was Charles M. Schwab, Bethlehem Steel magnate.


  • The Fort Mill School Board awarded to Jessie L. Howie the contract for the erection of the new $15,000 addition to the school building.
  • Grady Camby, 24, was in the county jail charged with making improper proposals to a young married woman.

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


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