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Legendary Locals of Myrtle Beach

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Overview
Simeon B. Chapin was an entrepreneur and visionary who, along with Franklin G. Burroughs, helped create the foundation of what is Myrtle Beach today. B.B. Benfield built and opened the area's first movie theater, and Lawrence Boulier was a landscape artist and founder of the Waccamaw Arts and Crafts Guild. John Woodside built the grand Ocean Forest Hotel. Col. H.B. Springs was the town's first insurance and real estate agent, and James Bryan Sr. was the first president of Myrtle Beach Farms. Blanche Floyd was a beloved teacher and author, and W.L. Harrelson made history by serving as Myrtle Beach's first mayor. Earl Husted brought the first amusement park rides to this area, and Anthony James left after high school to make a name for himself as the first widely known actor from the Myrtle Beach area. The stories of these Myrtle Beach notables and many more fill the pages of this book. Some of these names may be unfamiliar, but each of these legendary locals, in his or her own way, has helped make Myrtle Beach the historical hometown and vacationers' paradise that it is today.
Details
ISBN: 9781467101431
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Date:
State: South Carolina
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 160
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Lesta Sue Hardee, a Myrtle Beach native, is very active in preserving the history of Myrtle Beach through oral history interviews and the archiving of materials that she comes across at work and during her personal genealogy and local research. She loves Myrtle Beach and is always willing to share a story or two. Lesta is the coauthor of Myrtle Beach Pavilion.
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