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Dooher Hardware and Grocery

Peter Joseph Dooher (PJ) and his wife Flora (Whaley) came to Spartansburg before 1910.  He served as a depot operator and telegrapher for the Pennsylvania Railroad from about 1910 until …

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Winans / Morris / Beal / Bates / Most / Bova Hardware

AV Winans came to Spartansburg in about 1865 and established a butcher shop with his brother, SA Winans.  Two years later he and his father-in-law purchased hardware stores owned by …

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Early Hardware Stores (Alsdorf / Burt / Thompson / Hilliker)

Hardware stores have served an important role in all small communities by providing those items that could not easily be crafted by individuals on their homesteads.  Spartansburg has had many …

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Evert Frost-Watches and Jewelry

In the late 1890s and early 1900s, Everett (Evert) Frost and wife, Edna, lived in Spartansburg where he owned a watch and clock repair and jewelry business. His store was …

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Firemen’s Carnivals and Dances

Spartansburg Firemen sponsored many events, often for fund-raising for the VFD and other organizations. One event was the Firemen’s Carnival.  The first carnival was held in 1948 and was in …

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Creamery and Supplee-Wills-Jones Milk Plant

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Tyler Tannery to Western Union Tannery

On the south side of Main Street, east of Oil Creek, John Willard Williams, then burgess of Spartansburg, built a tannery in 1869. (a tannery owned by J Ford is …

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Jay C Huff American Legion Post

Spartansburg organized an American Legion Post in 1920.  The post was named after Jay C Huff who died in World War I.  He is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery in …

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The Edwards Family

The Edwards Family came to the United States from Forfar, Scotland to Corry around 1871 and moved to Spartansburg about 1873.  William and Elizabeth and their sons, James and William …

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Inventors and Patent Holders

Spartansburg has had its share of creative, inventive folks.  Several patents have been received and inventions, ranging from the extremely useful to the slightly silly have come from our history.  …

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