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    • Willis family portrait

    • Robert Henry Willis, three generations. Lieutenant Colonel Robert "Henry" Willis is on the right. Bob Willis, son of Alfred T. Willis, is in the center. Robert Henry Willis, father of Alfred and Henry, is on the left.
    • Portraits, Group; Willis, Colonel Robert (Henry); Willis, Bob; Willis, Robert Henry; Willis family
    • R.L. Lee residence

    • This photo was labeled, "View, R. L. Lee's Residence" by Alfred Willis. Roland L. Lee was married to Ethel Willis, the sister of Alfred. Alfred Willis took the image June 19, 1909 in Landrum, South Carolina. The rural scene shows farmland and...
    • Dwellings -- South Carolina -- Landrum; Country life -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg County
    • Beginning of air mail in South Carolina

    • On May 1, 1928, Eugene Brown flew the Pitcairn Mailwing into the Spartanburg Memorial Airport, arriving late in the evening. A crowd of thousands greeted the pilot on this first air mail stop in the area. The complete air mail route was from New...
    • Air mail service -- South Carolina; Pitcairn Aviation
    • Glenn Springs Hotel dining room

    • The use of the springs as a cure and resort began in the 1830s, and the Glenn Springs Hotel heyday was in the late 1800s until the early 20th century. The springs are named after John B. Glenn who was the first to offer lodging for guests. The...
    • Hotels -- South Carolina -- Glenn Springs; Restaurants -- South Carolina -- Glenn Springs
    • First Baptist Church men's group

    • The First Baptist Church of Spartanburg was established in 1839 with the Reverend John G. Landrum as the first pastor.
    • Baptists -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg; Portraits, Group -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg; Church buildings -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg; Baptist Church buildings -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg
    • Beginning of air mail in South Carolina

    • First air mail: May 1, 1928. Eugene R. Brown, Pitcairn Mailwing, at Spartanburg Memorial Airport. Pitcairn Aviation provided mail service along the East Coast and later became Eastern Airlines. South Carolina's first commercial airport opened...
    • Air mail service -- South Carolina; Pitcairn Aviation; Airplanes
    • Bank of Commerce

    • According to records, Wesley Boyd was first and last cashier. The offices of the L.L. Allen Cotton Co. are on the second floor, and the Postal Telegraph Office is visible on the right.
    • Banks -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg; Commercial buildings -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg
    • Cotton Gin Day

    • A mule-drawn wagon loaded with cotton bales is in the foreground, with Brill Electric and B. Hecklin shoe store in the background. A business with the name Bagwell is visible on the left.
    • Cotton manufacture -- South Carolina; Carriages and carts
    • Chero-Cola truck

    • Chero-Cola was bottled locally, first on Liberty Street and later on Morgan Square. In the 1927 Spartanburg City Directory, the business was listed as the Chero-Cola Nehi Company. After a reformulation in 1934, the beverage was renamed Royal Crown...
    • Central business districts -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg; Trucks; Commercial vehicles
    • Central National Bank

    • All six of Spartanburg's banks failed during the Depression. The Central National Bank, located in the Andrews Building on Morgan Square, was the last to close in March 1933.
    • Banks -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg; Commercial buildings -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg; Depressions -- 1929 -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg
    • Morgan Square

    • This downtown scene dates from about 1920. Trolleys were a popular method of transportation. Many people used the trolleys for work and shopping. Old cannon, cannon balls, and an iron fence were then at the base of the Daniel Morgan Monument. This...
    • Central business districts -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg; Trolley cars -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg; Local transit -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg
    • First Baptist Church picnic

    • Preparation for a picnic on the front lawn of the third First Baptist Church building. To the left is the Rev. William Ball, Sr., pastor of the church from 1919 until 1932. This sanctuary burned in a fire in 1962. The fourth and present First...
    • Baptists -- South Carolina -- Spartanburg; Picknicking


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