Early 20th century postcard showing the McFadden Motor Co., as part of a promotional piece on Main Street. Courtesy of the AFLLC Collection – 2017 One of thousands of historic addresses – sites, in York County, to explore and enjoy on the pages of Roots and Recall!
Rock Hill architect and contractor, Julian Starr and his crew on the front of a project he recently completed in Union County, S.C.
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Tom Mills as a young African American entrepreneur in Rock Hill, S.C.
Pictured are Ruth Holler – Kimbrell, M.E. Kimbrell and Nell Pickett. Courtesy of the Kimbrell Collection, 2015
The Arnold Friedheim home ca. 1940s. The Rock Hill Record reported on June 25, 1908 – “The home of Mr. Arnold Friedheim narrowly escaped destruction by fire on Monday evening.” The Record reported on July 30, 1908 – “Mr. Arnold Friedheim is making preparations to build a handsome home to replace the one destroyed by fire a short while ago. The new home will be much larger and have a basement.” On Aug. 6th, Mr. Friedheim is having the remains of his old home, which was practically destroyed by fire, torn down and will shortly begin the erection of a new home on the beautiful lot.”
It was only natural that after the Charleston to Hamburg, South Carolina, railroad was a going thing that the Charleston promoters should look to a link to the north. So, they were not averse to lending an ear to ideas and saw fruitful advantages in meeting which was set for interested parties June 12, 1847, in Hibernian Hall, in Charleston.
Attending from Columbia were Robt. Latta, Col. Wade Hampton, Col. R. R. Goodwin, Dr. J. N. Parker, Dr. Edw. Sill, Jos. A. Black, James D. Tradewell, John Eryce, John S. Preston, James Martin, J. W. Bradley, B. Reilly, and J. F. Marshall.
Camden men were – W. K. Johnson, Col. W. J. Taylor, C. Matheson, J. R. Cureton, James R. McKain and C. J. Shannon. Chester’s representatives were – John A. Bradley, Jas. Pagan, and Samuel McAliley…… Later, it turned out, thtt Fairfield county’s representative that day would E. G. Palmer, who at that time was fighting for the route to Charlotte via Columbia.
Latta House as pictured in ca. 2014
Hightower as it appeared when acquired from the Draper estate.
Yorkville Enquirer, Wed Eve September 7, 1864: John S. Bratton on peace
Question: “‘Are you in favor of peace on any other terms than an acknowledgement of the Independence of he Confederate States of America?’”
Bratton, quick answer was “No.” The reasons for secession are still valid. Northerners are ignorant of the nature of a Republican government. They surrendered their liberties and are controlled by fanaticism and treachery. “The barbarities and atrocious crimes which they have perpetrated upon our people, and which are sanctioned by the authorities – demand that we have a perpetual divorce from such a people.”
The South suffered huge economic losses, had veneration for “our fallen heroes,” respected their friends in the army, and because of these factors condemned the thought of reunion with a nation “who is the cause and agent of all these.”
He argued that any terms short of independence “would doom us to a social condition horrible to conceive.” He believed that Providence was on the South’s side.