Capt. Steve’s to expand, Miss America visits, and more in 100 Years of Fort Mill History


  • Amy Patterson Moore celebrated her 105th birthday with her 92-year-old husband of 49 years. Miss Amy was born in 1894 in a house on Barberville Road.
  • Capt. Steve’s Seafood Restaurant began work on expanding the restaurant to accommodate the demands of its growing customer base.
  • Fort Mill Post 43’s American Legion baseball season came to an end with a loss to Richland in the second round of the state playoffs.
  • Shawntel Smith, Miss America 1996, made an appearance at Knights Stadium to help celebrate the Children’s Miracle Network.


  • Ace Hardware and Building Supply Co. was set to open on S.C. 160 East. Elwyn “Monk” Case would manage the business.
  • Billy Alexander, Palmer Freeman, Michael Short and Steve Strange, all of Fort Mill, were named Outstanding Young Men of America.
  • “Oklahoma!,” the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, was playing at the Pineville Dinner Theatre through August 12.
  • Movies at the Fort-Roc Drive-in included “The Night Bird,” “Beach House” and ” Candy Goes to Hollywood.”


  • Harry L. Hallman was the new manager of the B. C. Moore and Sons department store at 214 Main Street.
  • Recent movies at the Center included “Some Like It Hot,” “Pork Chop Hill,” “Alias Jesse James,” “The Big Circus,” “Ask Any Girl,” “Artists and Models”,”The Young Philadelphians” and “It Happened to Jane.”


  • “The Loudspeaker,” Fort Mill High School newspaper, was awarded a Certificate of Merit for the quality of the paper’s content.
  • York County Rural Police Officers Dave Boyd and George Sparrow located and destroyed a 120-gallon still in upper Fort Mill township.


  • Summer School at Winthrop College came to a close. During the session, over 800 students were enrolled.
  • Steele Motor Co. boasted that 6,000 miles was its guarantee on Goodrich tires.

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


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