Orangeburg, The Garden City

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From the first settlers in 1735, Orangeburg has evolved through the years into a beautiful and vibrant city. This volume features former small-town life when there were still livery stables, bicycle shops, and emerging car dealers. One can almost hear the clanking of the bottles being filled on the conveyor line at the Orangeburg Coca-Cola Bottling Company or see the stalwart firemen protecting buildings and homes, not to mention repairing and refurbishing used toys for indigent children at Christmastime. The town's fame extended into the political sphere as well—President Kennedy personally informed the publisher of the local newspaper that his most successful Navy assignment in World War II was when he was sent to Orangeburg. From the county fair to the Hawthorne School of Aeronautics, where over 5,000 pilots were trained in World War II, it is all here in this glorious collection of old Orangeburg photographs.
ISBN: 9781467102681
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 262
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Dr. Gene Atkinson is a dentist, author, historian, civic leader, horticultural gardener, and photographer. In this book, Atkinson documents the illustrious history of Orangeburg through his fantastic collection of older pictures, which have been generously provided by members of the community and the Orangeburg County Historical Society over the years.
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