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Although the National Baseball Hall of Fame wasn't opened until 1939, the first class was actually selected in 1936. That class consisted of Ty Cobb (Tigers), Babe Ruth (Yankees), Honus Wagner (Pirates), Christy Mathewson (Giants), and Walter Johnson (Senators).
21 others were selected and the first induction ceremony in 1939 featured these 26 men. Among the others inducted were Lou Gehrig (Yankees), Nap Lajoie (Indians), George Sisler (Browns), and "Wee" Willie Keeler (Highlanders).
There's a fantastic animated documentary about the disaster at the 1955 24 Hours of Le Mans on YouTube that I'd highly recommend!
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Come check out our new look! These window graphics and the updated sign insert were just installed today.
A big shout out and thank you to St. Clair Signs for making and installing these!
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As part of our summer reading program this year, we have partnered with the Pickens County Museum of Art & History to bring you some virtual programs recorded at the museum. Be sure to drop by the museum in Pickens and learn much more about local history. After your visit be sure to check off one of the activities on your summer reading log!
What's crazy about the Salem Witch Trials is that it all started with a group of young girls who accused people their parents held a grudge against.
If you want to know more about the trials, I highly suggest Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem by Rosalyn Schanzer. It's written for a younger audience, but it's a really good account of the whole story.
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It seems appropriate to celebrate the birthday of Jackie Wilson the day after Ghostbusters was released. I mean, after all, his hit "(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher" did make the toaster dance in Ghostbusters 2 .
"If there's something strange in your neighborhood..."
There was actually a phone number set up for the Ghostbusters while it was in theaters. It reflected the actual number given in the movie (555-2368) and received thousands of calls everyday until it was shutdown.
This day in 1886 saw the first advertisement for Coca-Cola. So, followers, let's bring up the great debate. Are you a Coke or Pepsi person?
Me? I gotta go with "The Real Thing." Coke.
Just couldn't resist noting the birthday of the awesomely-named Confederate General Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard.
"We found that German battleship been makin' such a fuss
We had to sink the Bismarck 'cause the world depends on us
We hit the deck a-runnin' and we spun those guns around
We found the mighty Bismarck and then we cut her down"
- Johnny Horton's "Sink the Bismarck" from 1959.
Ford produced the Model T from 1908 to 1927 and it was regarded as the first automobile for middle-class Americans. In 1910 Ford began using the assembly line to manufacture the Model T. By 1914, each car was completed in just 93 minutes compared to the 12.5 hours it took when they were first produced. A Model T rolled off the line every 3 minutes.
Yes, the Great Bambino hit career home runs 709-714 and retired as a member of the Braves in 1935. Think about that... King Aaron and the Bambino both played for the Braves in their careers.
Looking for something to do on this long holiday weekend? How about heading to downtown Pickens and searching for the Turtles on the Town!
Don't forget, we are still accepting #MugshotsOfPickensCounty for an upcoming exhibit! We would love for you to be a part of it!
On May 20, 1856 Charles Sumner, a Senator from Massachusetts made a scathing anti-slavery speech in which he attacked South Carolina's Senator Andrew Butler. In order to protect the honor of his state and his second cousin, SC Representative Preston Brooks confronted Sumner on the floor of the U.S. Senate. As Sumner began to get up from his desk, Brooks attacked him with his cane and continued to beat Sumner until the cane broke. Sumner suffered severe head trauma and did not return to the Senate for 3 years.
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