Going Back In Time
You'll recognize these unless you were sleeping through all of the 60s, not just that 6th period Government class!
These photos are provided courtesy of Travis Bell, the son of our classmate Linda Blackmon Bell and the late Bobby Bell.They are copyrighted images taken by the late Lavoy Bauknight and Buddy Montgomery. Travis owns that copyright and has graciously allowed us to display them on our website. You can purchase excellent quality prints of the images, as well as other Historic Lancaster images, from Travis' studio by clicking on the link next to each of them.
Cruising Main Street
The Hub Grill
Dian Hammond Cooke, didn't you work here?
Perry's Gulf Station
I think Johnny Blackmon got his hands greasy here quite often!
Our Venerable Senator Thurmond Comes to Town, October 1964
He was stumping for Barry Goldwater. I recognize Julius Yoder, Mike Hammond and Robert Bradley for sure! Who else was there? You can see Davis Hardware in the background, also. Check out those cardigan sweaters!
Christmas Parade 1964
Ah, those beautiful Letter Girls and Flag Carriers! But what's with the cowboy up front?!
University of South Carolina 1961
Where a number of us got those first two years of college under our belts before joining the "good life" at the main campus in Columbia. In 1959, this 16-room house and former home to Springs Vice President T.Y. Williams became USC Lancaster. Located at the corner of Chesterfield Avenue and White Street, the school offered six courses by four commuting professors and had 50 students its first year.