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Fort Mill Boys and Their Toys—1906 Edition

I recently interviewed some of Fort Mill’s longstanding citizens for a project I’m working on for the Fort Mill History Museum and I learned that if you went a mile in any direction from Main Street as late as the 1940s, you would find yourself in a cotton field. Our little town was surrounded by … [Read More...]

News in Fort Mill and the Bradford Family Legacy

Do you know the Bradford Family legacy? You’re reading it right now. Imagine this—the year is 1958 and it’s a hot Wednesday morning in early July. A 15-year-old boy turns the corner of Main Street onto Confederate. He walks past the open back door of Rexall’s Pool Hall and hears the crack of the … [Read More...]

Fort Mill Schools—A History of Firsts

As students hoist backpacks filled with sharpened pencils and shiny folders and climb aboard yellow buses, schools in Fort Mill open their doors for the start of a new year. The first day of school is filled with promise and anticipation. When I was growing up, I had my new outfit chosen right down … [Read More...]