A View From The PastEvents of past years as chronicled through the county newspapers

  • Friday, June 13, 2014

100 Years Ago

Lanes, June 15 - “All the comforts of home” have nothing on the model and most modern shooting-box, ready next quail season, that is being built here for Mr. B.M. Baruch, of New York and Georgetown.

This box will have in addition to all the comforts of home, all those of a first rate hotel. Why are these things called “boxes?” They are, quite truly, very roomy and very convenient cottages.

This place of Mr. Baruch’s will have its own water works, its own gas-plant, its own sanitary and drainage system, its own electric installation, etc.

There are owner’s rooms, guests’ rooms and employees’ rooms; there are gun rooms and living rooms and dining rooms. About the only thing lacking is a parrot cage; and the understanding is that Mr. Baruch doesn’t fancy parrots.

Mr. J.R. Powell is the architect and builder, and Capt. T.S. Daggett, of Georgetown, is the sanitary engineer.

75 Years Ago

In both Georgetown and Andrews a Children’s Corner in the library has been arranged for the World’s Fair Reading Club. Posters and books have made this corner attractive. The Georgetown city library is open to the public from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. until further notice.


Times Tattles by I.D. Clare – Hon. M.W. Pyatt remarking that there is a big difference between a farm and a plantation.

A farm, said he, is a place where you are supposed to raise crops to make a living, while a plantation is a place where it costs you money to live and is to be used as a winter residence and hunting preserve.

50 Years Ago

Three Navy men died in the crash of a Skyraider aircraft in a severe thunderstorm near Pawleys Island Saturday night.

Debris from the wreckage was found scattered over a wide area at Litchfield Plantation between the Waccamaw River and U.S. 17 in a dense swampy area.

This was the second military aircraft to crash on Waccamaw Neck over the weekend.

An Air Force T-38 jet trainer crashed near Myrtle Beach after takeoff, killing a pilot instructor and student pilot.

25 Years Ago

Georgetown County’s 1989 shrimp season, which opened June 1, is off to a good start, state officials say.

“It looks real good for the brown shrimp season in Georgetown. It was better than what we anticipated, what the boats caught,” said Andy Jennings, port agent with the State Marine Resources Division.

There were also reports of more white shrimp in areas waters than was previously thought, he said. Since the opening day, Georgetown shrimp landings have totaled 2,500 pounds.

The outlook for the remainder of Georgetown County’s shrimp season, which ends in December, will be good if several factors are consistent, Jennings said.

Water salinity, winds, and rainfall amounts help determine the outcome. “Our shrimp season last year was terrible,” he said.

10 Years Ago

Game On, which fishes out of Charleston Harbor Marina, captured the top prize in the 37th annual Georgetown Landing Marina Blue Marlin Tournament, the fourth of five events comprising the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series.

Game On caught a 412-pound blue marlin on Friday with Victor “Bubba” Roof Jr. the angler. Second place went to Houdini, owned by Jim Shannon of Isle of Palms, with a blue marlin release.

Third place went to Fish Wrapper, owned by Phyllis Smoak of Charleston, also with a blue marlin release. Dianne Williams, aboard Murrells Inlet’s Insane-O, was the top female angler with a 42.2-pound wahoo, a 18.6-pound tuna and a 14.4-pound dolphin.

— Compiled by Elizabeth Robertson Huntsinger

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