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  • Clear Lake Band

    March 29, 2020 by

    In 1904, a band, under the direction of Gustave Schmelzer was formed. Over the years, the membership changed, but concerts and parades were frequently attended by townsfolk to watch and hear our local musicians. Gus Schmelzer gave his baton to Abe Goldstein, but his support… Read more

  • Ray Harroun

    March 27, 2020 by

    The winner of the 1st Indianapolis 500 was born and raised in Spartansburg. He was the son of Russell and Lucy (Halliday) Harroun and was born January 12, 1879. His dad was a carpenter who became the Spartansburg Postmaster in 1880. Harroun spent his early… Read more

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