This is my collection of notes from the PICKENS SENTINEL issues from 1872-1956. You can use your web browser's "Find on page" feature to search for particular names or years.
Have fun on your time trip back to the past.
Pickens Sentinel File psbhist.txt
=== 1872 ====
-May 30, 1872 [PS: Jul 7, 27]
* Business ads mentioned: Hagood-Alexander, Griffin-Freeman general merchants, J M McFall country store, W A Lesley store opposite Gilreaths old stand.
* Lawyers mentioned: J E Hagood, W E Holcombe, S D Goodlett, C L Hollingsworth.
* Doctors: Miles, R J Gilliland.
==== 1883 ====
-Feb 15, 1883
* WT McFall store broken into.
-Mar 8, 1883
* James P Carey moves to Pickens, article
-Sep 27, 1883
* Hagood & Alexander move into new building nearly opposite McFalls.
-Oct 7, 1883
* WT McFall breaks ground for erection of brick warehouse immediately to rear of his store.
==== 1892 ====
-Jan , 1892 [PS: Jan 26, 40]
* Haynesworth, Parker & Childress new law firm rents offices from J P Carey.
-Feb , 1892 [PS: Feb 1, 40]
* Lewis & Morris dissolve partnership. F M Morris, S W Major & S A Burns formed.
-Mar 5, 1892 [PS: Mar 24, 38]
* Rev J T Lewis rents dwelling on corner of Garvin & Main. Rev J T Lewis buys out interest in Lewis & Morris and Morris & Major Companies and continues business.
-May 26, 1892 [PS: Jun 2, 38]
* Sidewalks of rosandale cement in front of Hagood and Bruce store.
-Apr , 1892 [PS: Apr 11, 40]
* First train to Easley "derailed just this side of Pickens Cotton Mill", more in article.
* Pickens Bank formed, W T McFall Jr, McDuffie Bruce, J P Carey, W M Hagood & others, at time occupied the building where Lovell's Shoe Shop is.
* Before 1898 there was one brick building on Main St, A M Morris built 1896.
==== 1902 ====
-Dec 18, 02 [PS: May 11, 39]
* R R Roark buys entire stock of A M Morris and continues business at same old stand.
==== 1903 ====
-[PS: Aug 17, 33]
* Pickens Bank was in building now occupied by Lovell's Shoe Shop, W T McFall was president and J McDuffie Bruce was cashier.
* School House was a frame building about where residence of T L Bivens is now, Prof W E Dendy was superintendent.
* Methodist Church was frame building located in same lot but farther back and north, Rev O M Abney was pastor.
* Baptist Church was frame building located just below residence of Mr & Mrs Ben Griffin, Rev D W Hiott was pastor.
* Presbyterian Church was on same site as present, Rev F D Thomas was pastor.
* Heath-Bruce-Morrow Company was new, the "Big Store" occupied the three two story rooms now used by Southern Public Utilities, the pool room and Clayton Furniture Company. B Lewis was manager of hardware and Mrs Tirzah Hughes was milliner.
* Floger & Thornley had recently completed their new brick building and were occupying adjoining old wooden building as well.
* Louis Copel was running a store in a frame building about where the Dixie Store is now.
* T J and I M Mauldin were lawyers
* Dr J N Hallum was running the Pickens Drug Company.
-[PS: Aug 24, 33]
* Pickens Sentinel was in the same building it is today, J L O Thompson was editor, W L Matheney was manager, Jeff McDonald, Gary Hiott, Walter Hester were typesetters.
* J D Holder was in real estate and farming and maybe cotton weigher.
* New Oil Mill was in operation with RH Cureton manager, W T McFall president, R E Bruce secretary and treasurer.
* T D Harris operated a store in a frame building where Slim Porter's Barber Shop is now, John F Harris had a store next door.
* H A Richey was running a store on corner of Main and Ann, Ben LaBoon and Bub Richey were clerks.
* W T McFall had a store where Lee McFall's filling station is now.
* Hiawatha Hotel was a new building.
* Craig Brothers were running a store then.
* J D Moore was running a store and meat market in the Carey small brick building about where Bigby Chevrolet is now.
* W H Ashmore was operating a blacksmith shop further back on the adjoining lot (next to Bigby).
* Rich Rosemond was blacksmithing in his shop where the County Warehouse is now.
* Rob Roark had a store on Main St
* Mrs K L Cureton ran a notion and novelty store.
-[PS: Aug 31, 33]
* N D Taylor had photograph galleries in Easley and Pickens. * Alonzo Pace had a repair shop next door to the "Big Store", expert at repairing watches, clocks, locks, sewing machines, bicycles, guns, etc.. * The hills approaching town from West End and Town Creek were much steeper and rockier then. * A B Wardlaw was a dentist.
-[PS: Sep 6, 33]
* Whiskey Dispensary was doing a thriving business.
* There was a public well in Main St in front of livery stables about where Dr Valley's office is now, another public well on the west side of the court house square.
* Mrs Gilreath was running a boarding house where Mr and Mrs G R Hendricks now live.
-[PS: Sep 14, 33]
* A M Morris and Ben Frank Freeman owned a livery stable but Hovey Nealy bought it after ... and a little later Arthur Gravely took charge of it after Mr Nealy became Chief of Police. Mr Morris bought the stable of John L Thornley located where the Carey Building now stands and then bought the stable of B F Freeman and W T Bates were Roper Motor Company is now. He consolidated them and continued business at the Thornley stand.
* Physicians were Dr Webb, Dr J L Bolt, Dr Ossie Mauldin.
* There was a third well on Main St located in front of where Hendricks Brothers is now.
-Oct 26, 04 [PS: Oct 26, 39]
* R H Cane opens meat market between Dock Pace and the Big Store.
==== 1910 ====
-Aug 18, 10 [PS: Aug 29, 35]
* Pickens Hardware & Grocery opens Sep 1, 1910, R B Anthony & T R Allen owners.
-Jul 21, 10 [PS: Jul 14, 38]
* J R Ashmore sold stock to Keowee Grocery.
-Jul 10, 10 [PS: Jul 28, 38]
* Pickens Bank construction in progress, brick work completed
==== 1912 ====
-Apr , 12 [PS: Apr 18, 40]
* Moore, Mauldin & Co sold stock and goods to Parsons & Ashmore.
-Apr , 12 [PS: Apr 25, 40]
* Merchants summer hours change: Heath - Bruce - Morrow, Craig Brothers, Youngblood & Brezeale, R L Hames, R B Waldrop, T D Harris, Parsons & Ashmore, Folger, Thornley & Co, R H Richy, Pickens Hardware & Grocery Co.
-Aug , 12 [PS: Aug 20, 40]
* Parsons & Ashmore sell business to man in Florida.
-Sep , 12 [PS: Sep 5 - 26, 40]
* Mrs R B Waldrop buys stock and goods from Youngblood & Brezeale.
* H M Hester Real Estate dealer.
* Miss Sallie Lewis opens Millerney in Floger & Thornley's
* O T Hinton buys out Whitmire.
-Oct , 12 [PS: Oct 17, 40]
* Hagood Bruce employed at Floger & Thornley Co on grocery side as assistant manager to G R Hendricks.
* Earnest Alexander salesman at Craig Brothers.
* New Grace Methodist Church dedicated.
==== 1913 ====
-May , 13 [PS: May 26, 49]
* Picture of T L Bivens Grocery Store where Bert Porter's Barbershop is now standing.
==== 1921 ====
-Mar 17, 21
* Jake Gosnell trial
* Last shot of Civil War, Turner Hill, Easley - Greenville near Saluda River.
-May 12, 21
* Last shot of Civil War
* R L Davis, new grocery Store with bottling plant.
-Jun 16 21
* Water Works & Sewerage System, "Standpipe" rear of Keowee Pharmacy, works near Old Hickory Inn, reservoir and filter plant in Holder's Pasture.
-Aug 25, 21
* Old Hickory Inn, F E Alexander announces plans for dancing pavilion and skating ring west of inn, under new management of Mr & Mrs Dover Hinkle, Mr & Mrs Freeman moved to Greenville.
-Sep 1, 21
* F E Alexander dies at Jocassee
-Sep 8, 21
* Alexander Theatre mentioned in Pickens High School renovation.
* J P Gantt opens new restaurant next to A C Gravely
-Dec 1, 21
* Alexander Theatre ad
==== 1922 ====
-May 25, 22
* Alexander Theatre ad
-Jan 26, 22
* AA Pace buys Guy McFall's corn mill in Pickens and will operate at same stand.
==== 1923 ====
-Jan 4, 23
* Dr J D Yongue pharmacist at Pickens Drug
-Jan 11, 23
* W S Whitmire joins McFall's Garage.
-Feb 23, 23
* ads: W C Mann, Edwards & Darsey, Pickens Drug (HC Lewis manager established 1902), Keowee Pharmacy (R E Lewis proprietor), JW Hendricks, Craig & Keith.
-Mar 1, 23
* ads: Folger & Hendricks, H D Sitton Jr (Ford dealer), Keowee Insurance Agency (O T Hinton), Cantrell & Co., Pickens Cabinet Works, Pickens Motor & Hardware (Winchester Store).
-Mar 8, 23
* Business improvements, H L Bivens, Pickens Motor & Hardware, Floger & Hendricks, G R Hendricks.
* ads: J W Langston's Cash Store, J D Holder & Sons
-Mar 22, 23
* Alexander Theatre mentioned.
-Mar 29, 23
* Opening of Pickens Furniture Company, John B Craig manager.
-Apr 5, 23
* Pickens Shoe Shop, C W Nalley proprietor
* Special notice, E E Lusk will grade cotton at Hansel Bivens old garage just below Keowee Bank.
* Sweet Alexander store on Main.
-Apr 19, 23
* O T Hinton buys Pickens Insurance Agency from W L Matheney and Frank McFall.
* CE Robinson & WC Mann office over Johnson's 5 & 10 Cent Store.
* Craig & Keith offices over Keowee Pharmacy.
* CG Christopher offices over Pickens Bank.
-Apr 26, 23 and Aug 23, 23 and Nov 15, 223
* Pickens - Rosman Highway construction article.
-Jul 5, 23
* Old Hickory Inn, W Taylor Stewart buys from W H Crane, Mr & Mrs Jake Gosnell managed for number of years, Mr & Mrs C Newton Durham new managers.
-Jul 12, 23
* T M Elliot opens new store between Pickens Cabinet Works and Pickens Lumber Company, ran Pickens Mill Store for a few years.
-Aug 2, 23
* Masonic Lodge article, formed in 1855 at Old Pickens.
-Nov 1, 23
* County Home moved from 3 or 4 miles West of Pickens into town, new buildings constructed.
-Dec 6, 23
* American Legion Post #11 to organize again.
-Dec 29, 23
* Chapman's Bridge to be completed soon (article). * Reedy Cove Lake (article).
* American Legion Post #11 (article).
==== 1924 ====
==== 1925 ====
-Apr 2, 25
* Hughes Blacksmith Shop, welding ad
-Apr 23, 25
* Katz opposite courthouse, ad
* Pickens Motor & Hardware, the Winchester Store
-Aug 27, 25
* Pickens Auto & Repair Shop in new Cureton building opposite Sentinel office erected for the business, mentions J L and F A Hughes. (article)
-Sep 10, 25
* Dean Hughes Pressing Club on Main St.
-Oct 25, 25
* Meat Market & Restaurant opens, J E Day & J B Anthony, in building formerly occupied by Harry LaBoon.
-Nov 5, 25
* Bonds for paving of streets and sidewalk in Pickens, passed Dec 3, paved Spring 1926. Paved from Thornley residence to R L Davis residence, 2 strips each 30 ft wide, space between sodded and macadamized for parking.
* Within last 4 years (21-25), Water and sewerage system, 24 hour electric service, Baptist and Presbyterian Churches brick buildings, School annex.
-Dec 3, 25
* C L Cureton sold to Y J McCarey lot corner of Ann and Griffin for residence. * Pickens Drug Company brought read end of lot facing Griffin St for their bottling plant to be moved from ???? present location.
* C E Robinson purchased Old Harris Building on east side of Courthouse for Robinson and Mann Law office.
* Keowee Pharmacy 16 years service (1909).
-Dec 10, 25
* Pickens County Department of Agriculture page.
-Dec 17, 25
* Steam heating added to courtroom in courthouse.
==== 1926 ====
-Jan 14, 26
* Carolina Timber Company starts plans for Appalachian Lumber Mill.
* Asa Patterson story, 1891 - 1925, fugitive from murder for 40 years.
-Jan 14, 26
* Pickens Drug Bottling building read of Pickens Auto and Repair.
-Mar 25, 26
* James P Carey builds 2 story brick building between A C Gravely and Pickens Service Station. Keowee and Blue Ridge Banks in one part of new Carey building. J W Langston store in second part. Carey, Christopher and Chapman Law offices up stairs.
-Apr 1, 26
* Rocky Bottom Camp article.
-May 20, 26
* Frank McFall has new building between Keowee Pharmacy and Reece's Barber Shop.
-May 27, 26
* Special business issues with articles and pictures. Pickens bank, First Baptist Church, Edwards & Darsey Store.
-Jun 17-24, 26
* Keowee Bank moves to new Carey building.
* New grocery business in Langston's old building, Langston moved to new Carey building.
-Jul 29, 26
* Rocky Bottom camp article.
* McFall building on corner of Main and Ann torn down, replaced with filling station and auto accessory store, Guy McFall operated same type of business in old building. Waddy T McFall conducted merchantile business and years ago Sentinel Office was upstairs.
* Main St finished being paved.
-Aug 5, 26
* Rocky Bottom article.
-Aug 12, 26
* Mr and Mrs D W Hiott's 50th wedding anniversary.
* Hardwood Lumber Mill construction begins.
-Sep 2, 26
* Jones McDuffie Bruce died Aug 30. 1870-80 clerked for Alexander & Folger. 1880 brought Alexander & Folger and started Hagood & Bruce Company. 1898 sold to Folger & Thornley. Organized Pickens Bank with W T McFall. Married Lucie Hagood in 1890.
-Sep 16, 26
* New buildings in previous 4 months: Carey Building, McFall's Filling Station, Bruce Filling Station, Holder's Filling Station.
-Oct 28, 26
* New Pickens Furniture Company next to Finley's Market, operated by G D Cureton.
-Nov 25, 26
* Folger & Hendricks & Company going out of business ad.
* Katz Clothing going out of business ad.
-Dec 2, 26
* Pickens Hatchery moves in Carey Building formerly occupied by Pickens Hardwood Company.
* New railroad near grounds of Antioch Church following Nine Times branch, clearing crew in Big Eastatoe.
==== 1927 ====
-Jan 20, 27
* Pickens Drug Company (Rexall) in business for 25 years (1902).
-Mar 2, 27
* Camp John B Adger opens season in June.
-Mar 8, 27
* Keowee Cafe ad.
* Katz ads, still in business.
-May 19 27
* Smith & Whitmire Auto Repair, opposite Sentinel Office.
-Jun 30, 27
* Pickens Furniture Company & Dixie Homes No 8 swap buildings, 2 business in-between.
-Jul 7, 27
* 55 year old copy of Pickens Sentinel found in Mrs N E Thornley estate, dated May 30, 1872 Vol 1 No 44.
- Business ads mentioned: Hagood-Alexandder, Griffin-Freeman general merchants, J M McFall country store, W A Lesley store opposite Gilreaths old stand. - Lawyers mentioned: J E Hagood, W E Hollcombe, S D Goodlett, C L Hollingsworth. - Doctors: Miles, R J Gilliland.
-Jul 28, 27
* Camp Adger article.
* Pickens Cotton Mill adds 65 houses to village.
* City Cafe, E C Anthony proprietor, next door to Gravely's Store.
* Keowee Cafe under new owner, Thompson.
* Improvement of Alexander Theatre, air conditioning, new screen added earlier. Mr Matheney operator.
-Aug 11, 27
* Two new brick buildings between Langston's and City Cafe by James P Carey. Porter's Barber Shop in one. Gravely's Grocery in other.
* Brick building west of Folger & Hendricks Store by Mrs Jones Fuller to be leased by Cannon for Standard Oil Filling Station.
* Nine new brick buildings on Main St within last year.
* Gravely Store was wooden and is torn down.
-Aug 28, 27
* Pickens Farmer's Gin by J D Holder & Son between their office and Pickens Hotel.
-Sep 22, 27
* Col C L Hollingsworth property, 70 acres, fronting Main St and Catherine St.
-Oct 20, 27
* J W Cannon opens Filling Station & Grocery in new Fuller Building next door to Hendricks Hardware.
* A C Gravely moved into new building on Carey block, same site of old building for Gravely's store.
* Clarence Porter opens new barber shop in building vacated by Bertran Porter barber shop.
* Bertran Porter moved to new building erected for him by James P Carey, shop also has bath house with several showers.
* J Frank McCall and son Leon of Brevard opens new cafe in building formerly occupied by Keowee Cafe, McCall purchased building from Bruce and Carey.
-Nov 10 27
* Norton & Nicholson of Brevard open shoe shop in building formerly occupied by City Cafe.
-Nov 17 27
* Piggly-Wiggly store to open in Matheney Chevrolet which moved to 2 story building erected by County above Sentinel office.
-Nov 24 27
* W U Morrah opens Help Yourself Grocery (Piggly-Wiggly type) in C L Cureton building, formerly occupied by Matheney Chevrolet.
-Dec 12, 27
* Cothrani's Music & Jewelry Store in Keowee Bank Building.
==== 1928 ====
* 1927 review: Applichian Lumber Company started. Pickens Cotton Mill starts night shift. Carey building with 2 store rooms. Fuller structure on Main St. County building on Ann St. Farmer's Ginnery by J D & H F Holder
* Cureton sells 3 lots on Main St across from Courthouse, O T Hinton bought lot on which Reece's Barber Shop is, T L Bivens bought other 2 lots.
* Laura Milliney Company opens store between Morrah Help Yourself and Sanitary Barber Shop.
-Mar 29, 28
* G C Christopher Lawyer over Pickens Bank.
* T Coke Turner in C E Robinson new building.
-Apr 12, 28
* Store closing notice: Pickens Furniture, A C Gravely, Langston's Cash, Darsey Dry Goods, Alexander 5-10-25, A Katz, Morris & Company, Morrah's Help Yourself, Laura Millinery, Floger & Company, Hendricks Brothers, T L Bivens, T F Waldrop, W F Mauldin, Dixie Store No 8.
-Jul 29, 28
* T D Jones opens 5-10-25 store in Freeman building formerly occupied by L A Cantrell & Company.
-Aug 23, 28
* Tom Nalley brought from Boone Carey building next to Guy McFall's Filling Station for use by Matheney Motor Company Chrysler & Plymoth Dealership.
-Sep 6 28
* Rocky Bottom article, camp stated in 1924.
* General ad group: Waldrop's Jewelry, Pickens Hardware and Grocery, Keowee Pharmacy, Dr J L Aiken (dentist) over New Post Office, Porter's Barber Shop next to Langston's Cash Store, Matheney Motor, Pickens Drug Company, Folger & Company, Katz Department Store, J D Holder & Son, T D Jones 5-10-25 Store, Nalley Lumber, Pickens Motor & Hardware, Smith & Whitmire Garage opposite Sentinel Office, The 1-2-3 Store of G T Mauldin.
-Oct 1, 28
* Sperling opens Oct 15 1928 opposite Pickens Bank in Cureton Building last occupied by Morrah's Help Yourself Store.
-Nov 8, 28
* New County Jail.
* Darsey Dry Goods.
* Law office of James P Carey near completion next to Blue Ridge Motor Company.
* Tom B Nalley is building show room adjoining Matheney Motor Company.
* Space between Pickens Post Office and Alexander Theatre to have 3 stores: one by O S Stewart for Drug Store, one by T L Bivens for Pickens Motor Company next to Alexander Theatre, one by T L Bivens for Bivens Grocery and General Merchandise with ware house out back.
-Nov 15, 28
* Toomer Thompson opens White Way Barber Shop next to Adam's Grocery on West Main.
-Dec 13, 28
* Ads for Pickens Furniture, Alexander's 5 7 10, Keowee Pharmacy, Pickens Drug Company, Folger & Company, Sperling's
==== 1929 ====
-Jan 17, 29
* Odell Chevrolet moves from County Building on Ann St to Main St building formerly occupied by Pickens Motor and Hardware.
* Pickens Motor and Hardware moved across street.
-Feb 7, 29
* Pickens Implement (International Harvestor) between Pickens Furniture and Odell Chevrolet on Main St.
-Feb 14, 29
* Guy McFall starts undertaking parlor on Ann St next to Pickens Sentinel. Built for 2 businesses.
-Feb 21, 29
* James P Carey constructs 2 new buildings between his Law Office and Matheney Motor Company, one is for Blue Ridge Motor Company showroom.
* Work on Guy McFall's new Undertaking Parlor progressing.
* Alexander Theatre ads.
-Jun 6, 29
* J W Langston buys Ansel lot and building next to Pickens bank, currently occupied by Hendricks Cafe. Ansel building said to be oldest on Main St, 2 story frame was 2nd erected in Pickens, built for James McFall as general Store.
* First business building was by Elihu Griffin, used as a barroom, stood on site of Morris and Company store.
-Jun 13, 29
* C Y Wilson Meat Market replaced Sperling's Store.
-Jul 4, 29
* Old Hollingsworth Building next to Pickens Bank demolished and replaced by brick structure by J W Langston.
* Adjoining lot bought by Mrs E E Morris who builds 1 story brick structure for Cafe operated by Chris Lewis.
* Blue Ridge Motor Company (Ford) bankrupted, bought by Roper of Six Mile, new company is Roper Motor Company.
-Sep 26, 29
* Camp John B Adger YMCA camp in 6th season.
==== 1930 ====
-Jan 9, 30
* Mr & Mrs Baylis Hendrix operate Pickens Inn for 36 years.
* A G Gantt General Merchandise & Grocery 1/2 mile west of Pickens.
-Jan 30, 30
* Road laid in (improved) from Pickens to Pumpkintown and new road from Hagood school to S Edens (Midway?).
-Feb 6, 30
* Thornley D Harris died Feb 3 in Baltimore, build and managed Hiawatha Hotel now Pickens Hotel, merchantile and real estate business.
* Fort Prince George site marker planned for Spring.
* A C Heath, brother of Mrs T L Bivens died, age 51, he and R E Bruce operated Heath - Bruce - Morrow about 30 years ago.
* McHugh's Clothing in Craig building on Main St.
-Feb 13, 30
* Keowee Bank failed (in 1929?)
* J R Griffin Cleaners ad.
* Young Motor Company ad.
-Feb 20, 30
* Table Rock dam broke in Spring 1928.
-Feb 27, 30
* Pickens Flour & Seed, new feed store operated by Greg T Mauldin in Oil Mill building near depot.
-Mar 6, 30
* Mr & Mrs W C White new managers of Pickens Hotel for several years, sell lease on hotel to Mrs J A Cannon and Mrs A G Seakbell, Mrs White manages McHugh's store now.
* Asbestos found on Pearidge 7 miles west of Pickens on S O Cooper farm.
-Mar 13, 30
* American Legion #11 to sponsor new Boy Scout troop.
* Adam's Grocery ad.
-Mar 20, 30
* Pickens Power & Light Company (City) built in 1924.
* Bankrupt sale of Appalachian Lumber Company stores by A G Gantt.
-Mar 27, 30
* Pickens First Baptist Church history article.
-Apr 17, 30
* Pickens Cabinet Works ad.
* Burchfield Groceries & Feed store ad.
-Apr 24, 30
* Fort Prince George marker placed.
* Southern Public Utilities buy Pickens Light & Power.
-May 1, 30
* Future Palmetto Farmers picnic at Rocky Bottom.
-May 8, 30
* Pickens Cut Rate Shoe Shop next door to Slim Porter Barber Shop.
-May 15, 30
* Boy Scout Troop 38 organized, lists members.
* Burchfield moves to new brick building opposite depot.
* Langston's Cash Store next door to Pickens Bank.
-Jul 10, 30
* Mr & Mrs W C White former managers of Pickens Hotel to open new hotel in the Thornley building on corner of Lewis & Main, 11 rooms.
* T D Jones 5 & 10 Cent Store ad.
-Jul 31, 30
* Payton Gardner to compile history of Ooloney.
-Aug 21, 30
* Slim Porter Barber Shop & Pressing Club ad.
-Aug 28, 30
* Clemson College history article.
-Oct 9, 30
* Julian D Wyatt to build new law office just rear of Pickens Bank building, front to face courthouse and of colonial design, 2 offices, 1 story.
-Nov 13, 30
* Old Pickens history article.
* Katz going out of business sale (again).
-Nov 27, 30
* Pickens Furniture Company 4th anniversary sale (1926).
* Blue Ridge Feed Company, J D Reece manager, old Oil Mill building near depot.
-Dec 4, 30
* J W Hendricks Clothing on RFD 4 Pickens.
-Dec 18, 30
* J E Ward opens new garage and repair i building formerly occupied by Smith's Garage directly across Ann St.
* Smith Garage ad and Whitmire Garage ad (Smith - Whitmire separate?)
==== 1931 ====
-Jan 3, 31
* Katz is moving ad.
-Jan 15, 31
* Matheney Motor Service moves from corner of Main & Ann to Cureton building across from Pickens Sentinel.
* Ward Garage in rear of Cureton building.
* Lee McFall operates Gulf Filling Station at corner of Main & Ann where Matheney was located.
-Jan 22, 31
* Miss Mary Morris becomes Postmaster, replaces Miss Elizabeth Kinksey.
* J W Hendricks Mill near Pickens Cotton Mill burned.
* Local Ford dealership renamed to Dillard Motor Company, was John Roper Motor Company?)
-Jan 29, 31
* Nalley Lumber applies for bankruptcy.
-Apr 30, 31
* Pickens Hotel new management, Mr Mrs R G Vanadore.
-May 21, 31
* Camp Adger article, schedules, rules, clothing...
* Pickens Sentinel 60 years old this month, Vol 60 # 51.
-May 28, 31
* Pickens Ice Station, F L Finley manager, just to left of courthouse.
* Smith's Garage opposite Methodist Church.
* Pickens Shoe Shop, C L Lovell, next to Slim Porter's Barber Shop.
-Jun 4, 31
* Pickens Bank bought by South Carolina National in 1929, founded by W T McFall and J McDuffie Bruce, J H Bruce retires after 17 years with Pickens Bank, Frank McFall with bank for 20 years replaces Bruce as president.
-Jul 2, 31
* Electrical Repair Shop, Robert McDaniel, Main St.
-Jul 30, 31
* A G Gantt builds new store next to old one on West End.
-Aug 13, 31
* Bigby Chevrolet in Carey Building next to Lee McFall Service Station, Mr J F Bigby operator.
* Dixie Home's 6th anniversary sale, (1925?).
-Sep 3, 31
* Bivens Hardware ad.
-Sep 10, 31
* Reminiscent about Hampton Ave by C E Robinson.
* City Shoe Shop next to Gravely Grocery, J M Joyner manager.
* McHugh's Specialty Store ad.
* Pool room regulations, big article.
-Oct 1, 31
* Black's 5, 10, 25 Cent store, new business, in building formerly occupied by Katz.
-Oct 8, 31
* Cotton Warehouse operated by James B Craig in Craig Roper building formerly occupied by Darsey Dry Goods Company.
-Oct 15, 31
* Dr J L Aiken, Dentist, moves to Carey Building.
* (No Alexander Theatre ad for a while.)
* (O T Hinton Realty & Insurance ads before now too.)
-Nov 5, 31
* Armistice Day ad with business and people listed.
-Nov 12, 31
* T L Bivens buys lot corner of Main and Ann from W M Fergerson who operated business there, wooden 2 story structure to be torn down. W M Fergerson hanged self Mar 17, 1932.
-Dec 17, 31
* Lewis Variety Store formerly T D Jones 5, 10, 25 Cent store.
* Pickens Hatchery new location across Main St from Hendricks Brothers, D E Shehan manager.
==== 1932 ====
-Jan 21, 32
* Earle Lewis Jr moves into Freeman Building formerly occupied by T D Jones 5, 10 25 Cent, store was remodeled red brick front, is Lewis Variety now.
-Feb 11, 32
* Leora Henderson operates Pickens Beauty Shop in Slim Porter's Barber Shop.
-Mar 3, 32
* Pickens County Jail article, rated highly.
-Mar 24, 32
* Morris & Company buys frame store building where Slim Porter Barber Shop is, was owned by C L Cureton.
-May 5, 32
* Merchant list.
-May 12, 32
* Morris & Company builds 1 story brick structure for Slim Porter Barber Shop.
-Jun 9, 32
* J A Roper buys out Dillard, renamed back to Roper Motor Company, Ralph Boroughs salesman.
* John L Thornley died.
-Jun 30, 32
* Garrett's Service Station ad.
* American Cafe new owner is J T Burchfield with Clyde (Red) Adams manager.
-Jul 28, 32
* Pickens Bank robbed, $26,000.
-Sep 8, 32
* Lovell Shoe Shop returns to Pickens, in old bank building next to Folger & Company.
-Sep 15, 32
* Sunrise Cemetery gets rock wall.
* Guy McFall died.
-Oct 6, 32
* F L Finley's Market, Lewis Cafe, Pickens Realty & Insurance (O T Hinton) in group ad with others.
==== 1933 ====
-Jan 26, 33
* F V Clayton opens furniture store in building formerly occupied by Pickens Furniture Company.
-Feb 2, 33
* Morris Sperling opens store with Herman Sperling managing in Freeman Building formerly occupied by T D Jones 5, 10, 25 Store, was in business earlier in Pickens.
* T D Jones moves across street into E Lusk Building formerly occupied by G T Mauldin Grocery.
-Feb 23, 33
* C Bruce Hagood of Pickens Mill kills self.
-May 18, 33
* T L Bivens builds 2 brick stores on corner of Main & Ann, corner lot for filling station, adjoining lot for store room.
* A M Morris improves front in two of his buildings, one recently vacated by Waldrop Jewelry and the adjoining one a shoe shop.
-Jun 30, 33
* Pickens Music Store moves into building formerly occupied by Waldrop Jewelry, W L Dowis manager.
-Jun 13, 33
* Clayton - Dillard funeral Home (Pickens Funeral Home) planned for residence of late E Frank Looper across from courthouse.
-Jun 29, 33
* Sperling building remodeled.
* Shell Service Station on T L Bivens lot corner of Main & Ann.
-Aug 3, 33
* Garages in Pickens: Whitmire, Roper, Bigby, Smith & Ward, McFall, Red & Ern, Reeds, JE Adams, Stansells.
-Aug 10, 33
* Folger & Company remodel store.
-Aug 17, 33
* Pickens Hotel reopened by W E Pike.
-Sep 28, 33
* Pickens Lumber Company to reopen, been closed 5 years.
-Oct 5, 33
* County Home to be moved to County Farm from County Jail (on Ann St).
-Oct 17, 33
* Meece Roller Mill at Balis Gravely old mill which has been there for 100 years (1833).
* Home Insurance Agency by S O Chapell & Julian D Wyatt.
* Pickens Parade has honor roll for Jan 1904.
-Oct 26, 33
* Pickens Dry Cleaner, L E Whitmire manager, Main St.
-Nov 3, 33
* Langston Cash Store next to Pickens Bank.
* West End Cabinet Shop, Reece Mill Road, Lloyd Stephens & AA Mann & Sons owners.
-Nov 23, 33
* 30 years ago, 1903, Pickens Oil Mill starts up.
* Looper Grocery next to West End.
-Nov 30, 33
* Lawrence Hall buys stock of Jones Variety Store.
==== 1934 ====
-Jan 18, 34
* Rocky Bottom camp used for Relief Camp, 250 men move in.
-Feb 15, 34
* Dr J D Yongue in Stewart Building formerly occupied by Darsey Dry Goods next door to Post Office, 25 years experience in companies, last manager of Easley Drug.
* Keowee Pharmacy, R E Lewis druggist, 25 years (1909).
-Apr 19, 34
* Free movie shows in Pickens for several months (outside on old Heath Bruce Morrow building?).
-May 10, 34
* Pickens County moves jail from Ann St to Easley - Pickens highway just outside town limits on right (?) toward Easley, kitchen and offices building, cages used for prisoners.
* Dr J L Aiken over Post Office.
* Paragon Dry Cleaner, C G Durham manager.
-May 24, 34
* W E Finley & Frank McFall & Dr Earle identify bank robber in Asheville, names Basil Bangheart, mentions "Dutch" Schmidt, also involved in Charlotte mail robbery.
-Aug 23, 34
* R W Boroughs & J H Bruce buy Roper Motor Company, new name is Pickens Motor Company.
* W S Whitmire returns from Liberty to his repair shop near courthouse.
-Oct 4, 34
* Pickens County Furniture new name for Clayton Furniture, E Cullen manager / owner.
-Oct 18, 34
* Keowee Cut Rate Drug is new name for Keowee Pharmacy, bought by McLeskey - Todd from Mrs R E Lewis, Dr Ruhl Cannon manager.
-Dec 13, 34
* New 1 story brick building on T L Bivens property on Main St next to Slim Porter's Barber Shop for Gent's Furnishings & Dry Goods.
* New 1 story brick building on Ann St just above T L Bivens' mule stable for barbershop.
==== 1935 ====
-Jan 3, 35
* Buce Building directly across Ann St from Sentinel is being remodeled for Pickens Motor Company, moves in Feb 21, 35.
* Pickens Bank officially becomes South Carolina National Bank.
-Jan 17, 35
* Sentinel proposes new court house.
* Southern Public Utilities in Heath - Bruce - Morrow Building (from earlier issue).
-Jan 31, 35
* Boy Scout Troop 38 organized, Edwin Chippard Scoutmaster, only troop in Pickens.
-Feb 14, 35
* Court House history, built 1891-92.
-Feb 21, 35
* Mrs Fank McFall (Pearl McFall) "Where Affections Call" story published in Charleston News & Courier.
-Feb 28, 35
* Luther Hughes moves Blacksmith Shop to Pickens Bottling Works building which he brought from H C Lewis, plans to enlarge it, his 2nd move in 32 years business ( 1903).
-Mar 7, 35
* Electric Supply Shop opens in new building on Ann St next to Shell Filling Station, Mrs H E Jones manager.
* Luther Hughes, "Courageous Man" runs Blacksmith Shop in spite of automobiles.
-Mar 28, 35
* New Ways Store Groceries, George Morris Jr manager.
-Apr 8, 35
* Jocassee, Attakula Hotel, Mr Mrs Earle (Pete) Lewis managers.
-Apr 18, 35
* Table Rock State Park started by CCC.
-Apr 25, 35
* Earnest Chapman Taxi, just phone number.
-May 9, 35
* Real singing at Slim Porter's Barbershop by T R Odell, H A Townes, F V Clayton, C R Porter, Shales Summey.
-Jun 6, 35
* First Liquor Store under new law since old Dispensary closed 28 years ago, license issued to B B LaBoon, Old Soldier's Day sold 480 bottles.
* T W Smith Radio Service ad.
-Jun 27, 35
* Boy Scout Troop 38 honor's court.
-Jul 11, 35
* Pickens County Fair program for 1909 found by Bowen lists advertisers: Moore & Mauldin Co; Heath Buce Morrow; Pickens Hardware Co; Keowee Pharmacy; H M Hester Real Estate; Pickens Bank; W E Freeman & Co; C T Hughes Keowee Bank; Pickens Oil Mill Co; A L Gravely Feed & Livery Stable; Pickens Mill; B C Robinson & Co Feed & Livery; Craig Brothers.
* Duke Power Company formerly Southern Public Utilities Work.
-Jul 18, 35
* Hansel L Bivens acquires interest in Pickens Drug Co, formerly owned by H C Lewis who retired to pursue other business, W B Lewis manager, store remodeled.
-Aug 1, 35
* County to build stockade to replace cages.
* Cold Storage Plant planned.
-Aug 15, 35
* New brick building by F L Finley (Meat & Grocery Store) at present site of his market on Main St, will be last wooden structure on Main St.
-Aug 29, 35
* Knife fight on Mayfield bridge east of Pumpkintown.
* 35 years ago (Aug 18, 1910) Pickens Hardware & Grocery opens Sep 1, 1910, R B Anthony & T R Allen owners.
-Sep 5, 35
* Movie theatre built by Mrs Myrtle Stevenson on site of old M F Hester's residence, stone verner, 500 seats, S J Nalley contractor, Newton Brothers to do stone work.
* F L Finley moves into new building, son Earnest joins company, F L Finley & Son in business 26 years ( 1909) at same site.
-Sep 12, 35
* Leon McCall Cafe bought by W J Hill from Wahalla has apartment over business.
-Oct 3, 35
* Theatre leased to Strain & Sparks Theatre Company from Georgia, CR Strain, Henry Strain, W H Sparks manager.
-Oct 10, 35
* Theatre called "Jefferson Theatre" after Jefferson D Holder, father of Myrtle Stevenson.
* Homes and businesses built recently: brick office at Bivens Gin; F L Finley store; Brick Filling Station opposite Methodist Church (Red Diamond?); Jefferson Theatre on East End of Main St.
* Heath - Bruce - Morrow Building. J H Bruce and J C Carey leases property to gas and oil company, front portion of 3 large store rooms to be torn away, 60 x 40.
-Oct 24, 35
* City Clerk to move to City Hall back of courthouse.
-Nov 7, 35
* Theatre opening special issue. "Confidential" with E Valyn Knapp & Donald Cook shows Nov 11-12, gangster and g-men movie; "The Man from Gwentown" with Tim McCoy shows Sat Nov 9; "Lonesome Trailer" comedy; "China Seas" with Clark Gable, Jean Harlow, Wallace Beart; "Dream Walking" and "Travel Walk" Popeye Cartoons Nov 14-15; "Range Warfare" with Rob Russell and Rebel the Marvel Horse; "Tickets Please" comedy; "Hook Lighting" spotlight.
* Ads. Red Adams manager Texaco Station; F D Waldrop watch maker 101 Cedar Rock St; Dowis Music Store; Five Point Service Station, D M Reed manager, Hampton Ave; Hill's Cafe (was McFall's); Lewis Cafe; Shell Service Station, Bowen Parsons manager; A & A Grocery; Reliable Radio Service, O D Patten; Radio & Electrical Service, Clarence Smith, at new Jefferson Theatre.
-Nov 28, 35
* F A Finely t move Furniture Store into his building, remodel same, up the street, which is now occupied by F W Whitmire Wholesale.
-Dec 5, 35
* Recreational Park planned for property of R W Christopher & G R Hendricks on Ann St.
==== 1936 ====
-Feb 20, 36
* Clayton - Dillard buys McFall's Undertaking Parlor.
-Mar 5, 36
* Amateur performance night weekly on Thursday nights at Jefferson Theatre, starts county wide program at schools.
-Mar 26, 36
* Clyde (Red) Adams opens new Reds Service Station (Sinclair) at site of Old Big Store.
* Red's brother Oscar Adams takes over old Texaco Service Station.
* McFall improves his station corner of Main & Ann.
-Apr 9, 36
* Upper dam at Norris broke, power house washed out.
-May 14, 36
* Jefferson Theatre closed past two weeks, Mrs Myrtle Stevenson looking for new leasee.
-Sep 6, 36
* Zim's Beauty Shop opens in Carey Building.
-Oct 1, 36
* Whitmire Garage moves in building on Main St formerly occupied by McDaniel Implements Company.
-Oct 22, 36
* Dixie Homes Store, attempted robbery, 2nd time in few months.
-Oct 29, 36
* Pickens Fire Department organized.
* Boy Scouts sponsor Halloween Party.
-Nov 5, 36
* W J Acker & Son General Contractor & Building ad.
==== 1937 ====
-Jan 7, 37
* Pickens Cash Store Grocery, next to Yongue's Drug Store, formerly occupied by Electric Shop (Jones' Electrical Supply), owner's Townsend Brothers, Brown Bowie manager worked for Dixie Homes many years, T J Townsend also manager.
-Jan 14, 37
* James A McNeely obit, Claude Hughes nephew, Lulu Hughes McNeely's brother's son.
-Feb 25, 37
* Prisoner's moved from Ann St to new stockade.
-Apr 8, 37
* Pickens county Furniture moves into brick building formerly occupied by Mr E O Darsey, was used as cotton warehouse in recent years, prior to (Darsey?) building was owned by Craig Brothers who operated Grocery & Dry Goods store. Pickens County Furniture managed by J W Givens and E L Givens.
-May 20, 37
* Molley's Beauty Shop, Mr C L Spoon, Mrs Beatrice McCarey, Miss May Etta Turpin.
-Jun 24, 37
* Town library and Relic Room, restoration of small building donated by Appalachian Lumber, opened Jul 22, 37, near courthouse. Space in courthouse for "Relic Room" displaced by need for office.
-Jul 1, 37
* Dance at Luke's Place 12 miles north of Pickens (Rocky Bottom?)
-Jul 8, 37
* Dr Douglas Yongue of Yongue's Drug Store.
* Main St re-planning for side parking instead of middle, also move and replace wooden poles with metal ones and use underground wire. "White Way" would extend from First Baptist Church corner to Bigby Chevrolet Company.
-Aug 26, 37
* Hamby Dry Cleaners opens, Hamby Brothers owners, Boggs and Authur Rogers employees.
-Oct 21, 37
* Pickens Fire Department gets truck, Seagraves 350 gallon pumper from Leesburg Va, Firechief Connie Finney and Bill Hill drove up to get it.
-Nov 4, 37
* Jefferson Theatre new owners, George Wilby & Associates of Atlanta Georgia, W S Stevens continues as manager.
* Pickens County American Legion Post #11 formed in 1919.
==== 1938 ====
-Jan 20, 38
* Court House remodeled.
-Mar 3, 38
* Post Office improvements, cream colored brick.
* Service Beauty Shoppe, Billy Shackleford & Mary Breazel operators, over Keowee Curt Rate.
-Mar 10, 38
* Frank McFall died, Pickens banker, son of W T McFall, manager SCNB, Secretary Treasurer Pickens Building & Loan.
-Mar 17, 38
* Telegraph service at Pickens Drug Company, W B Lewis operator.
* Hall's 5 & 10 Cent Store moves to building formerly occupied by Blacks 5, 10, 25 Cent Store.
-Mar 24, 38
* F L Finley & Son adds new Floor & Seed Store.
* 46 years ago ( Mar 5, 1892) Rev J T Lewis rents dwelling on corner of Garvin & Main. Rev J T Lewis buys out interest in Lewis & Morris and Morris & Major Companies and continues business.
-Mar 31, 38
* Memorial Square in front of courthouse improved with sidewalks, shrubs, markers.
-Apr 14, 38
* Pickens Army Store in old Pickens Hardware & Grocery next to Pickens Drug company, Mr B R Green of Greenville owner.
* Pickens Service Station, Texaco, Hayne Cantrell & Jess Nealy operators.
-Apr 21, 38
* Hovey A Nealy, South Carolina's oldest Police Chief at 62, 33 years Pickens Police Chief, started as Magistrate & special constable in 1899, elected chief 6 years later.
* Austin Nealy moves from Cannon Building near depot to company store near Pickens Mill.
-May 5, 38
* Elihu Griffin history on occasion of marker in court house memorial park.
*- First court in temporary building a store room for McFall Brothers west of present Pickens Bank.
*- Old court house sat "four square upon the hill".
*- Griffin plantation in vicinity of Ann St which was old road from Old Pickens to Hagood store and Pumpkintown.
*- Old house on site of Mr Christopher residence.
-Jun 2, 38
* 46 years ago (May 26, 1892 & Jun 2 1892) Sidewalks of rosandale cement in front of Hagood and Bruce store.
-Jun 23, 38
* 33 years ago (1904) Town has street corners re-surveyed by John A Robinson "for building square on a lot", Mr Garvin original surveyor in 1868.
-Jul 14, 38
* Parking moved from center to side.
* 28 years ago ( Jul 21, 1910) J R Ashmore sold stock to Keowee Grocery.
* "Home of Good Eats" at corner of Johnson and Catherine.
* Virginia Beauty Shop corner of Johnson and Catherine.
* Boy Scout Pickens District planned, formed by Jul 21, 38.
-Jul 28, 38
* Telephone building erected on Cedar Rock St property of R F Head.
* 28 years ago ( Jul 10, 1910) Pickens Bank construction in progress, brick work completed.
-Aug 4, 38
* New Easley High School to be built.
-Sep 1 38
* Virginia Beauty Shoppe under new management, Mrs Jess Nealy.
-Oct 5, 38
* Trammell - Porter Tire Company (Goodyear) on Ann St just off Main, Mr W E Coker manager.
-Oct 20, 38
* Woodmen of World swap their building occupied by Whitmire Garage with Mr EE Morris for his vacant lot next to Lewis Cafe. And Woodmen of World bought adjoining lot of Governor Ansel for 42 footage on Main. "Little vacant property left on Main St.)
* Clarence Smith Radio Service 119 Hagood St.
-Nov 3, 38
* National Youth Administration building erected on property near stockade.
* Hendricks' Store 8 miles north on Easley - Dacusville highway destroyed by fire.
-Nov 10, 38
* 50 years ago, O J Johonson was clerk in McFall's store 1884-88.
-Nov 17, 38
* Fires in Pickens, one at Cannon Oil Mill near depot.
-Dec 1, 38
* Federal Commodities Warehouse now located in former warehouse on Ann St below Sentinel office.
-Dec 8, 38
* Group ad. Goldsmith's 5 & 10, Finley Mill Store, Hall's 5 & 10, Rexall, Bivens Hardware, Pickens Dixie, Army Store, Nealy's Mill Store.
-Dec 18, 38
* Pickens Fire District (Wards), siren located on top of Pickens Bank.
-Dec 23, 38
* Cannon Oil, Jerry Fergerson manager.
==== 1939 ====
-Jan 19, 39
* Burchfield Market & Grocery moves from building across from Bigby Chevrolet to building formerly occupied by Pickens Cash Grocery next to Yongue's Drug Store.
-Feb 9, 39
* Standard Oil Filling Station on corner of Main & Lewis, old wooden home know as Thornley Home moved nearer to Dr J D Yongue home to make room, Miss Emily Thornley owner.
* Harold Holder Filling Station on corner of Cedar Rock and Liberty Highway back of courthouse.
-Feb 23, 39
* Home Beauty Shoppe of Lydia Craig & Inola Willomman Moon at Johnson & Catherine.
-Mar 9, 39
* "White Way" new street light from First Baptist Church & Lewis St to A J Boggs residence on Garvin St.
-Mar 23, 39
* Town improvement for past year.
* Home Beauty Shop moves from Johnson & Catherine to building formerly occupied by McHugh's Store on Main.
* 35 years ago (Mar 1904) Pickens Oil Mill mentioned.
-Mar 30, 39
* Dr James Alvin Cannon died Mar 24, age 84, practiced in Pickens since 1881, son Dr E G Cannon.
* Army Store, Brown Wylie manager, one year anniversary.
* 35 years ago (Mar 1904) T L Bivens moved to Richey house on Garvin. Clerk of Court A John Boggs moved from Richey house to Hollingsworth house on West End.
-Apr 6, 39
* Carolina Timber & Hume Brothers sell mill and timberland to Poinsett Lumber and Manufacture of Elizabeth NJ, mill idle since 1929.
-Apr 13, 39
* Esso Station, B F McDaniel manager.
* Ern's Service Station across from First Baptist Church, Main and Lewis, Ern Dillard manager, residence in McFall house corner of Johnson & Catherine.
* Morris & Company in business for 54 years (1885), A M Morris and Earle Morris.
* 34 years ago (Apr 1904), Thornley D Harris built Hiawatha Hotel.
-May 4, 39
* Agriculture Building nears completion (Bowen Building).
-May 11, 39
* 36 years ago (Dec 18, 1902), R R Roark buys entire stock of A M Morris and continues business at same old stand.
-Jul 13, 39
* Welborn Bus line applies for new route through Pickens.
-Sep 7, 39
* Dixie Home remodeled, takes over adjoining building used by Hall's 5 & 10 Store.
-Sep 14, 39
* Hall's 5 & 10 moves to building on Main St above B B Porter's Barber Shop.
-Sep 28, 39
* Men's Shop, Lonnie Henderson manager, on Ann St in building formerly occupied by Trimmel - Porter Tire Company next to Shell Filling Station.
* Community Supply Seed next to Whit's Garage on Main St, T T Ligon manager.
-Oct 5, 39
* Dr B S Bowie, veterinarian ad.
-Oct 19, 39
* J Austin Dillard & A Roy Mann Insurance ad.
-Oct 26, 39
* Bivens Ginnery, roof burned off cotton seed house.
* Hill's Cafe enlarged and improved.
* 35 years ago (Oct 26, 1904) R H Cane opens meat market between Dock Pace and the Big Store.
-Nov 16, 39
* Bowen Agriculture building completed and dedicated, 2 story, red brick behind courthouse.
* Dixie Home remodeling completed, size doubled, opened in 1927, E W Smith manager, some history.
-Nov 22, 39
* Hamby Brothers brought 2 story brick building on corner of Ann and Griffin from A Earle Morris and plan to add extension to the rear.
-Dec 7, 39
* W McFall still on corner of Ann & Main.
==== 1940 ====
-Jan 18, 40
* (48 years ago Jan 1892) Haynesworth, Parker & Childress new law firm rents offices from J P Carey.
-Jan 25, 40
* Westinghouse agent R M Welborn next door to Shell Station.
-Feb 1, 40
* (48 years ago Feb 1892) Lewis & Morris dissolve partnership. F M Morris, S W Major & S A Burns formed.
-Feb 8, 40
* New firetower watcher at Sassafrass, Abner Gilstrap died, replaced by Vincent Morris.
-Feb 29, 40
* Work begins on Poinsett Lumber & Manufacturing.
* Boy Scout article.
-Mar 7, 40
* Red Diamond ad.
-Apr 11, 40
* (42 years ago 1898) First train to Easley "derailed just this side of Pickens Cotton Mill", more in article.
* (42 years ago 1898) Pickens Bank formed, W T McFall Jr, McDuffie Bruce, J P Carey, W M Hagood & others, at time occupied the building where Lovell's Shoe Shop is.
* (42 years ago 1898) Before 1898 there was one brick building on Main St, A M Morris built 1896.
-Apr 18, 40
* (28 years ago Apr 1912) Moore, Mauldin & Co sold stock and goods to Parsons & Ashmore.
-Apr 25, 40
* Home Beauty Shop bought by Mrs John C Carey from Mrs Pearl McFall who established it several years ago. Mrs Moon & Miss Lydia Craig operators.
* (28 years ago Apr 1912) Merchants summer hours change: Heath - Bruce - Morrow, Craig Brothers, Youngblood & Brezeale, R L Hames, R B Waldrop, T D Harris, Parsons & Ashmore, Folger, Thornley & Co, R H Richey, Pickens Hardware & Grocery Co.
* Farmer's Feed & Seed, Richard H Crane Jr manager on Main St.
-Jun 6, 40
* (36 years ago 1904) Willie Bolt with Pickens Drug Co.
-Jul 11, 40
* Pickens Cannery moves from near Pickens Water Plant to below Future Farmers building at Pickens High School.
-Jul 18, 40
* Hoyt R Dowis manager Watch & Jewelry Repair.
-Aug 20, 40
* (28 years ago 1912) Parsons & Ashmore sell business to man in Florida.
* Army Store ads.
-Sep 5, 40
* (28 years ago 1912) Mrs R B Waldrop buys stock and goods from Youngblood & Brezeale.
-Sep 12, 40
* (28 years ago 1912) H M Hester Real Estate dealer.
-Sep 19, 40
* Collins store opens in Walhalla, 16 stores, started by J D Collins.
* Burchfield adds Guy Galloway as meat cutter.
-Sep 26, 40
* (28 years ago 1912) Miss Sallie Lewis opens Millinery in Floger & Thornley's
-Oct 3, 40
* (28 years ago 1912) O T Hinton buys out Whitmire.
-Oct 17, 40
* (28 years ago 1912) Hagood Bruce employed at Floger & Thornley Co on grocery side as assistant manager to G R Hendricks.
* (28 years ago 1912) Earnest Alexander salesman at Craig Brothers.
* (28 years ago 1912) New Grace Methodist Church dedicated.
-Oct 24, 40
* Pickens Drug Co, employee Clarence D Agon buys interest in company with Bird Lewis & Hansel Bivens and other owners.
* Texaco Service Station manager Louis Bryant.
* Nada's Shop, clothing part of Home Beauty Shop, Mrs Grace Childs replaces Miss Lydia Craig.
* Antique Workshop, Mrs Helen Morris mgr.
-Oct 31, 40
* Homestead Hall Antiques, new business, Mrs T J Mauldin & Mrs Frank McCall.
* Poinsett Manufacturing Plant building completed, expected to start Jan 41.
* McFall's Service & Garage ad.
* Modern Beauty Shop, Mrs A P Marrett owner, Glady Carl operator, over Keowee Drug Store.
* Hill's Cafe ad.
* New Jefferson Theatre manager H W Kimbro.
==== 1941 ====
-Jan 23, 41
* Editor notes there are businesses looking for location but there are none vacant.
-Feb 6, 41
* J A Nealy & Co opens in building formerly occupied by J W Langston Store next door to bank on Main St. J A Nealy & T L Bivens owners, assisting manager Mrs Emily Eckman, his sister.
* J W Langston retains ownership of building, merchant in Pickens for over 19 years, before that operated a garage.
-Feb 13, 41
* Herman Sperling buys out his brother M Sperling, been in Pickens 8 years.
-Feb 20, 41
* Poinsett Lumber starts sawing, cabinet plant to start the following week.
* J A Bunk Nealy ad, next to bank.
* McDaniel's ESSO ad.
* Whiteway Laundry & Dry Cleaning ad, manager Lewis Gilstrap, headquarters in Bert Porter Barbershop.
-Feb 27, 41
* Connie Finney, fire chief and teacher at Pickens Mill moves to Fort Jackson as assistant fire chief.
-Mar 6, 41
* Hamby Cleaners adds building for new machinery.
* Goldsmith's ads for a year.
-Mar 27, 41
* Ben T Winchester opens new lumber mill, Pickens Hardwood Co, hardwood flooring located just off Ann St near Town Creek.
-Apr 10, 41
* Aarron Madison Morris died, age 76, moved to Pickens in 1884.
-May 8, 41
* Austin Nealy ad, Mr Claude Evatt employed there.
-Jun 26, 41
* McHugh's Store in Easley burns.
-Jul 17, 41
* Concrete post markers on street corners.
-Jul 31, 41
* Keowee Power Plant & Duke Power article.
* Bill Hill who owned and operated Hill's cafe goes into barbering with Otto Dodgens at 121 W Main St.
-Aug 7, 41
* Dr J Douglas Yongue collects scrap aluminum in exchange for ice cream.
* Service stations: Sinclair J C Adams & Roscoe Henderson; ESSO B F McDaniel; Shell.
* Pickens Cafe, Bill Hill associated with it cafe now.
-Aug 14, 41
* Morris & Co Wholesale erects new 80x 160 building located on Lewis just belong Texaco Service Station, Earl Morris mgr.
-Aug 21, 41
* Farmers Feed & Seed Store destroyed by fire, between Whitmire's garage and liquor store on Main, building owned by EE Morris, J C Bowers owned and operated the store, business not replaced, Bowers goes to work for Pickens Feed & Grocery operated by E F Alexander.
* Smokey Mountain Stages Inc, bus schedule.
-Sep 4, 41
* Lucy Bruce Park opened to public, located behind Jefferson Theatre with benches and picnic tables, sponsored by Daffodil Unit of Pickens Garden Club.
-Sep 11, 41
* Pickens county protests against Army Camp being located in Pickens County, east of Easley between railroad and 123 near Saluda River.
-Sep 18, 41
* Patriotic ad group, among usual businesses are: Mack's Place, Leon McCall proprietor, E R Liles agent for Standard Oil.
* Lukes Place 12 miles north of Pickens still advertising.
-Oct 15, 41
* T D Bates sales stables 1 mile south of Pickens on Easley highway.
-Oct 23, 41
* Keowee Dam article.
-Oct 30, 41
* CCC Camps to be closed article.
* Morris & Co move to new building, old building left vacant next to O T Hinton Insurance Agency.
-Nov 6, 41
* Clayton - Dillard Funeral Home enlarged with basement, brick veneer added.
-Nov 20, 41
* Bill Hill now associated with Reece's Barbershop.
-Dec 4, 41
* Pickens installs policeman watch clock stations around town.
* Burchfield's Store # 2 on Ann St opposite State Highway Department.
-Dec 11, 41
* A D Mann & W C Mann dissolve partnership after 6 years (since 1936), offices in Masonic Building, W C Mann remains there, A D Mann to announce new location.
* Homestead Hall Antique Shop ad.
-Dec 25, 41
* A D Mann office above Keowee Cut Rate, office formerly occupied by W g Aiken.
==== 1942 ====
-Jan 1, 42
* Tank Car Service Station, just back of courthouse and McDaniel ESSO on Main St broken into.
-Jan 8, 42
* Dr J C Bilingsley's branch office at police chief H A Nealy home 310 Cedar Rock St.
-Jan 15, 42
* American Legion Hall adds kitchen & tables for 250.
-Jan 29, 42
* A Roy Mann, Pickens Magistrate, opens barbershop in building formerly occupied by Pickens Feed & Seed next to Whitmire Garage, associated with Dillard - Mann Insurance, formerly connected with Slim Porter's Barbershop.
* Health Department in basement of courthouse, enlarged for 5 new rooms.
* Austin Nealy Store moves form old Appalachian Lumber Mill Store to store formerly occupied by Albert Lewis near Pickens Railroad Depot.
-Feb 5, 42
* Boy Scout Week ad, Troop 51 members. (What happened to Troop 38?)
-Feb 19, 42
* Reece's Mill dam breaks after rainstorm.
-Feb 26, 42
* Robert Welborn, manager Home Electric, (Welborn was on Ann St & Baker behind home.)
-Mar 19, 42
* Royal Cleaners, 105 Cedar Rock behind courthouse, A F Thompson mgr.
-Apr 2, 42
* Easley City proposes to Southern Railroad to have tracks moved from town.
-Jun 11, 42
* Bigby & Pickens Motor ads again.
-Jul 2, 42
* Jocassee Attakulla Lodge opens.
-Jul 30, 42
* Pickens Supply Co, coal, H E Jones, Ernest Garrett, Garrett was with Mann & Few Barbershop and before that Pickens Motor Co.
-Aug 13, 42
* Ballentine, new food store, east side of courthouse next door to O T Hinton offices in building former occupied by Morris & Co Wholesale, manager Herman Carman, Charlie Smith produce manager, Guy Galloway market mgr.
* O T Hinton, manager Pickens Insurance Agency.
-Dec 3, 42
* Glassy Fire tower to be erected, Carey, Bruce, Harold Holder & JH Bank lands.
==== 1943 ====
-Jan 7, 43
* Sandwich Shop next door to Fire Department opens, include gifts and antiques.
-Jan 14, 43
* Ballentine's, Oron Trotter mgr.
-Feb 18, 43
* J O Bud Mosley operates store above Pickens on Brevard Highway. (old Two Mile Station?)
-Apr 8, 43
* Farmer's Exchange, D B Shehan & H R Holliday owners & managers.
* War ad: Shell Service S J H Singleton owner; Bivens' Groceries, Pickens Railway & Express; Holder Brothers; Army Store; Hall's 5 & 10, Bivens Hardware; Circle Amusement Company (Jefferson & Roxie Theatres)
* Farmer's Exchange moves to building formerly used by Federal Commodities Warehouse and then used as County Warehouse.
-Jul 29, 43
* Bowen Agriculture Building picture.
-Sep 30, 43
* Grand Jury recommends building of hospital.
-Oct 7, 43
* Pearl McFall buys old Hollingsworth house plans for Antique & Tea Shop.
-Nov 11, 43
* Pickens Tire & Recapping, Tom C Boroughs manager, adjoins his Shell Service Station.
-Nov 18, 43
* Bill Hill joins Few & Hudson Barbershop.
-Dec 23, 43
* Group ad: Ponder's Ice Cream Parlor, Mack's Place is Leon McCall's, Mann's Wood Shop, Holly House Antique Shop & Tea Room; Keowee Welding Works; Liberty Life Insurance office in Carey Building.
-Dec 30, 43
* Sandwich Shop & Holly House Tea Room combine as Holly House on West Main.
==== 1944 ====
-Feb 3, 44
* Oron Trotter moves from Ballentine to F L Finley & Son, other new clerks are Mrs Authur Craig, Mrs Earl Givens.
-Mar 32, 44
* John Givens buys out Earl Givens interest in Pickens Furniture Company.
* Taylor Batson moves from Dixie Store to Burchfield's
-Jun 29, 44
* John E Stillman, manager Jefferson Theatre.
-Jul 20, 44
* Batson Meat Market ad.
* H Austin Nealy campaigns for corner, operated Grocery Store near Pickens Mill for several years.
-Sep 7, 44
* Jefferson & Roxie Theatre sold to Marthis Theatres by Duncan & Richards, Roy F Stipe mgr.
-Nov 9, 44
* Boy Scout Hut lot bought next to Presbyterian Church.
==== 1945 ====
-Jan 18, 45
* City Service Station opens, Tom R Gilstrap manager, 100 Main St.
-Jan 25, 45
* J Austin Dillard, Insurance & Bonds ad.
-Feb 8, 45
* Warehouse back of Bivens Gin Company destroyed by fire on Jan 27.
-Mar 8, 45
* Dr R W Jameson buys Pickens Drug Co formerly owned by T L Bivens & W Bird Lewis, employees include Mis Pat Hinkle, Jack Black, Bobby Hinkle.
* Rut Liles ESSO Distributor.
-Mar 15, 45
* Landis Chastain appointed Glassy Firetower Watchman, replaces Jake Lewis.
-Mar 22, 45
* Teen Age Canteen planned for Legion Hall. Mar 28, Legion Hut on Ann St.
-Apr 12, 45
* T L Bivens Sr died, age 69, born 1876.
-Apr 19, 45
* Frozen Food Plant planned, John R Folger organizer.
-Apr 26, 45
* Large vacant lot next to Pickens Furniture Company sold by Miss Emily Thornley to George Welborn, Robert Welborn & J E Harper. George & son George Jr to build a jewelry store, this building is center of the lot. Robert Welborn to build for furniture business. Harper to build novelty store (Harper's 5 7 10).
* Food Locker applications taken, need 400.
-May 31, 45
* Dr Gaine Cannon offices completed.
* Welborn Jewelry & Watch Repair near completion.
* Harper's 5 & 10 Cent Store between Pickens Furniture & Jewelry Store.
* Harold Holder is having service station built on old Baptist Church site on West End.
* Mrs Claude Adams & Mrs Lee Roper open Florist Shop.
* Authur Craig applies for retail liquor store license at 110 Main St.
-Jun 7, 45
* New Shell Station, Ross Duncan manager, next to Dr Valley's Office in building formerly occupied by Texaco, called Pickens Service Station on corner of Lewis and Main.
-Jun 14, 45
* Diesel Engine planned for Pickens Railroad in November.
-Jul 5, 45
* Jack Folger to open Frozen Food Locker
-Jul 12, 45
* Frozen Food Plant located behind Holly House Antique & Gift between Catherine and Cedar Rock streets.
-Aug 2, 45
* Parking spaces re-scrapped between Lewis Cafe & Lovell Shoe Shop on Main St.
* Miller Radio & Cabinet Shop ad (Special Notices Column)
* Welborn Furniture ad, 228 Ann St.
-Aug 30 45
* Dixie Music Shop on Hampton Ave.
* T L Bivens Grocery and Shoe Shop closing sale in September.
-Sep 6 45
* John T Gentry ad for photocopy service at Julian D Wyatt office.
-Sep 13, 45
* Lewis Cafe, June 45 marked 25th year. Mr & Mrs C M Lewis retire.
* R T Chappell purchased and operates Lewis Cafe as City Cafe.
-Oct 4, 45
* Post Office, new building proposed, to cost $95,000.
* Miller's Radio & Cabinet Work 108 Main St to move
* J A Bunk Nealy moves across Main St to building formerly occupied by Bivens Grocery.
* Grant's Garage & Service Station at new concrete building to be built on West Main, F F Grant mgr.
-Oct 11, 45
* Wallace Grant works for Batson Market now, former market operator for Bivens Grocery.
* Leland Mitchell, manager of Dixie Store.
-Oct 18, 45
* Grace Methodist Church burns, built in 1911.
* Childs Brothers ESSO Station, Fred Ray Childs and John Edd Childs buy Main Street ESSO at corner of Main & Lewis.
-Nov 1, 45
* F F Grant & E N Chastain open ESSO on West Main, cement block painted white with red trim.
-Nov 8, 45
* Pickens Tractor & Implement Corp near Pickens Motor Company on Ann St, Ford -Ferguson Tractor agents.
* Welborn Bus Line schedule.
-Nov 15, 45
* Blue Ridge Sales Company, clothing and electrical, next to bank in building formerly occupied by Nealy.
* Pickens Flower & Gift Shop on West Main, Mrs Olive Adams & Mrs Florence J Roper proprietors, in cement building recently completed (Nov 22, 45).
-Nov 22, 45
* Dr E Gaine Cannon opens clinic on Pendleton across from courthouse, 9 rooms wit 4 more to be added, let contract for construction in March, article includes history and biographical.
* New Pickens High School planned on Roark property located along Pickens - Easley highway on the street which runs from Hampton Ave to Liberty Highway, 100 acres, present High School has 20 rooms, built in 1904 with several additions over the years, used for both High and Elementary classes.
* American Lending Library at Pickens Drug Company.
* Murphee Service Station next to Dr J L Valley Offices, Shell, Furman Murphee owner and operator.
-Dec 13, 45
* Poinsett to double plant size next spring.
* Diesel at Pickens Railroad.
* Jefferson Theatre, new owners Mr Jacob B Smith & Mrs Robert Stephens.
* Monarch Brothers Studios, photographer, upstairs at bank.
* Welborn Jewelry ad.
* Halls Variety ad.
==== 1946 ====
-Jan 3, 46
* History Grace Methodist by late Judge Mauldin article.
* Army Store changes name to Sample Department Store, owners and personnel remain the same, W B Wylie mgr.
-Jan 10, 46
* Radio Repair Shop at Blue Ridge Sales Company, Jack Gantt repairman.
* Ballentine Super Market ad.
-Jan 17, 46
* Barry - Irwin Auto Parts, Ward Irwin owner and manager, next to Whitmire's Garage.
-Jun 24, 46
* Dixie Store, A L Mitchell transfers to Liberty Store.
-Jan 31, 46
* T L Bivens buys lot corner of Main & Garvin from Mrs Zoe Davis, Pickens Bottling Works was on this lot in old tin building the only structure still there.
-Feb 14, 46
* Hall's Variety Store sold to Mrs Pearl McFall & son Waddy, to be know as Holly House Gift Shop, Antique Furniture Store remains on West Main.
-Mar 28, 46
* McFall Decorator & Furniture Repair moves to Frank McFall home place.
* Stephens Auto Paint Shop ad.
* Chastain & Pace ESSO on West Main ad.
-Apr 4, 46
* Harper's 5 & 10 opens next to Welborn Jewelry.
* Pickens Drug Co remodels, moves prescriptions to rear, adds fountain booths with mirrors.
* Auto Tire Shop, W C Day mgr.
* Paul Gillespie returns from Army to work at Bunk Nealy's.
* Pickens Iron & Metal Company below Depot, E D Sexton & Brother.
-Apr 25, 46
* County Home for aged to be build on County Farm just off Reece's Mill road just beyond and to right of present Farm Houses.
* Several frame houses next to county jail used for the aged to be used for colored inmates.
-May 9, 46
* Pickens High School, option on land on Catherine St just east of W Henry Sutherland residence on land known as Ivy Mauldin homeplace.
-May 16, 46
* Furniture Shop, Mrs Ruth Cannon Welborn manager, in building formerly occupied by Holly House Antique Shop, corner of West Main & Catherine.
* Farmer's Exchange 109 Ann St, J C & Gordon Bowers now have modern feed mill, (May 23, 46: directly across from Pickens Motor Company.)
-May 23, 46
* Police Chief Hovey A Nealy retires after 40 years, started 1906.
-Jun 6, 46
* Dr Ruhl cannon opens prescription shop in Cannon Clinic building, sold interest in Keowee Cut Rate.
-Jun 13, 46
* Carl Alexander buys Keowee Cut Rate, sandwiches by Mrs Horace Davie, patented and packaged medicines, no prescriptions.
-Jul 18, 46
* Quick Freeze Locker opens, picture, on Catherine just off Main.
-Jul 25, 46
* Pickens Sentinel moves form McFall building on Ann St to American Legion building, article about move and short history, was 40 (since 1906) years at McFall building.
-Aug 8, 46
* R T & P S Chappel owners of City Cafe.
* Furniture Shoppe, 2 story white frame building in front of Freezer Locker, corner of Catherine and West Main.
-Aug 29, 46
* Robert E Yongue died, age 78, building contractor, father of Dr J Douglas Yongue.
* Bivens Hardware adds 35 foot to rear of store.
* American Legion meets in courthouse.
-Sep 13, 46
* Hinkle & Nations ads to buy cross ties.
-Sep 19, 46
* Nevers & Mullinax Electrical Shop opens next door to REA on Ann St.
* Addie Allgood Beauty Salon, 202 Main St.
-Oct 24, 46
* Artist sketch of proposed Pickens High School, still Ivy Mauldin site on Catherine.
-Nov 7, 46
* Attempts to keep racing speedway out of Pickens County.
==== 1947 ====
-Jan 8, 47
* Chapman Bridge history by Tom Davidson.
-Jan 16, 47
* Pickens Feed & Seed, F Alexander manager.
-Jan 23, 47
* Two gas stations entered, two Red Diamonds, one near Jefferson Theater, the other next to Royal Cleaner's on corner of Cedar Rock and Pendleton.
* Blue Ridge Sales ad.
-Feb 13, 47
* Parking meters to be installed.
-Feb 20, 47
* Ballentine closing hours notice.
-Feb 27, 47
* SCNB building improved.
-Mar 13, 47
* Willis Electrical Shop ad.
-Mar 27, 47
* Poinsett expansion approved, postponed April 24, 47.
-Apr 3, 47
* Group ad: Barbara Bowen ESSO, Pickens Paint & Cabinet Shop
-May 15, 47
* Hinkle's Used Cars opens next door to Pickens Motor Company on Ann St, R H Hinkle 408 W Main.
-Jun 5, 47
* Plane lands in field at Jocassee on flight from Greenville to Rosman, got lost.
* Calvin Winchester buys Shell Service Station, corner of Lewis & Main.
* W L Red Dowis Jr with Dowis Music & Jewelry Repair after training course in Kansas City watchmaking.
* Pickens Gin Co. ad, Tom C Gravely manager (notice ads for couple of years now.)
-Jun 19, 47
* Modern Beauty Shop moves from above Keowee Cut Rate to former house of Dr J D Yongue on Lewis St across from White Hotel.
* Stephens Paint Shop & Body & Fender Work ad
* Weldon Furniture Co, 228 Ann St, special notice ad.
-Jun 26, 47
* Davis Motor co, West Main
-Jul 3, 47
* American Legion still meeting at courthouse
* Cole Paint & Hardware on West Main at city limits to open July 15, C E Childress manager.
* Southern Restaurant in Easley opened couple of months ago.
-Jul 17, 47
* Evelyn Boggs, Small Loans, temporary office at 200 Main St.
-Jul 24, 47
* JayCees organizing chapter meeting.
* Hughes & Hayes Machining Electric Plumbing, 1 mile on Pumpkintown Hwy, E D Hughes and B F Hayes owners operators.
-Jul 31, 47
* Business improvements in Pickens. Cole Paint & Hardware opened, C E Childress & Shala Summey owner/operator; Pickens Motor Company, R W Boroughs, remodeled showrooms and stockroom; Dixon Acker plans to move W Jackson & Son Lumber offices opposite Morris Co.; Community Cleaners corner of West Main and Catherine; A E Merrill Private Garage at rear of his house on Ann St to service his fleet of logging trucks; Stephens Brothers on West Main, addition to building; F L Finley & Son remodeled to appearance of modern supermarket; Lovell's Shoe Shop has new floor.
-Aug 7, 47
* Textron to open in Fall. (Sir Shirt location)
* Boy Scout article, top honors of Camp Old Indian
* Arthur Craig, 110 Main St, liquor retail license.
* Bendix Community Laundry, 301 W Main, opens
-Aug 28, 47
* Robert Welborn Pickens, 100 years old, article (history and pictures).
-Sep 5, 47
* Liberty Quarry article, pictures.
-Sep 11, 47
* Blue Ridge Sales next to bank, Langston's old stand.
* Pickens Furniture ad
-Sep 18, 47
* Star Theatre buys Jefferson, SD Mitchell manager, C Haywood president.
* Western Auto Associate Store, Harry C Clinkscales owner on Main St.
* Pickens Finance Co, Mrs A Quentin Porter manager, corner of Baker & Catherine.
* Goodwill Club meeting at Rocky Bottom article
* Western Auto 121 West Main, ad
* Parrott's Food Palace, formerly Batson Market stand, opens on Main St.
-Sep 25, 47
* Parrott's Food Palace, formerly Batson Market, adjoining Bivens Hardware on Main, complete remodeling, painted, rearranged with glass front, CL & JL & JW Parrott brothers owners, JL & JW Parrott operators, Mrs JW Parrott cashier, Wallace Grant market manager.
-Oct 2, 47
* Welborn Jewelry ad
-Oct 9, 47
* NADA shop ad
* Whit's Cafe on Ann St ad.
-Oct 16, 47
* Pinnacle Tea Room, Mr HE Davis manager, 2 doors from bank.
-Oct 23, 47
* Pickens Finance Company, A Quentin Porter, opposite City Hall.
-Oct 30, 47
* Pinnacle Tea Room in Pickens, building on Main was remodeled and redecorated with fixtures.
-Nov 6, 47
* Fire Department House, next to Ice House in building owned by J C Carey former mayor, gets new floor, old wooden floor removed, replaced withe dirt or gravel, houses fire truck and garbage truck.
-Nov 27, 47
* Cannon Clinic expanded, 2 story, to be added on south of present building on Clayton-Dillard side.
* Highway Department building sheds and garages enlarged.
* Harper's 5 & 10 ad
* Farmer's Exchange on Ann St adds Hardware, Paints, House Furnishings, Implements, Toys.
-Dec 4, 47
* First Baptist Church adds building, to move parsonage back, build new auditorium, new parsonage site.
-Dec 11, 47
* American Cafe, 133 Main St, Mrs E Gilstrap manager.
* Folger & Co goods and stock bought by W A Aiken & Brothers, to continue at same location.
-Dec 18, 47
* Main St property sale, Carey building & Carey Lot on West Main to be sold, Carey lot Main & Catherine & Cedar Rock & Garvin to be subdivided.
* Davis Motor, 1 block off Main & Ann St.
-Dec 25, 47
* Earnest Folger retires, his business history.
* J P Carey subdivision on Main - Catherine - Cedar Rock - Garvin block, layout.
* Prescription Shop ad, Dr Ruhl Cannon at Clinic on Pendleton.
==== 1948 ====
-Jan 8, 48
* Jefferson Theatre to add 150 seats, 40 ft to rear of building.
* Albert & Wallace Finley buy interest in Keowee Cut Rate and assume management from Carl Alexander.
* Carey lot sale values.
-Jan 15, 48
* Stewart's Radio Repair in with Western Auto Store.
-Jan 25, 48
* Mr & Mrs C M Lewis buy out Pinnacle Tea Room and reopen Lewis Cafe at their old stand next to Blue Ridge Sales.
* J I Allgood Clothing Ad. (Saw ads in 47 too.)
-Feb 19, 48
* Pickens Tire & Recapping ad, Wyatt & Durham managers.
* Pickens Feed & Grocery Store, E F Alexander manager.
* Goldsmith's and Samples ads.
-Feb 26, 48
* Methodist Church construction begins, 3 years after fire.
* Pickens Shoe Shop on Ann St next to REA.
* W J Acker & Son office move to Lewis St next to Morris & Company.
-Mar 4, 48
* Textron building nears completion. (picture)
* Pickens Flower & Gift Shop, MRs Olive Adams owner, manager, West End.
-Apr 1, 48
* F L Finley & Son become part of Topper Supermarkets.
* Lovell Shop Shop, 18 years in Pickens
-Apr 22, 48
* People's Refrigerator & Appliance Service, 202 Cedar Rock St, old office of W J Acker & Son, Marvin W Murphee & Hubert Watson, owners/managers.
-May 6, 48
* Volunteer Fire Department to be organized again.
* Aiken Grocery 2 miles south of Pickens on Liberty Hwy.
-May 20, 48
* Dixie Store employees get locked in freezer, LA Micheal & Norman Kennemer.
-Jun 10, 48
* Fire Department article, Oliver Hughes Chief, Sy Rampey assistant chief, members.
-Jun 17, 48
* Pickens County Home for aged completed, started 1946, on county farm on Clements Mill Rd 3 miles from Pickens.
-Jul 22, 48
* Fire Department article.
* Welborn Bus Line schedule.
- Aug 12, 48
* NADA Shop remodeled, Modern Beauty Shoppe 102 Lewis in Yongue's old house ads.
* Carl's Drive-In ad
* County Home near Concord Church.
-Sep 9, 48
* Authur Craig retail liquor store, 110 Main St.
-Sep 16, 48
* New 2 story building corner of Ann & Jones, J D Paces Grocery Store, Lindsay's Refrigerator & Electrical Service Face Ann, Fowler & Mood's Auto Repair faces Jones, apartments up stairs.
* Carl's Drive-In for sale or lease.
-Sep 30, 48
* Two warehouses next to Railroad Depot burn, one belongs to P O Hendricks, the other to T L Bivens.
* New business, Radio Clinic, basement of Breazel's Service Station, next door to REA.
-Oct 7, 48
* Pickens Bank article about 1898 formation.
* Blue Ridge Agency, Realty, in SCNB building, Barbara Crenshaw.
-Oct 14, 48
* Cannon Clinic, 65-75 room addition planned for next year, to the rear and joining the recent second addition, 2 story with elevator.
-Oct 21, 48
* Pickens Veteran's foreign Wars Post, Robert Teague Post #6229, to erect new 2 story building on Liberty Hwy, back of Wolf Creek, land donated by Jack Parton.
-Oct 28, 48
* Stan's Drive-In, Easley Hwy, 2 or 3 miles from town.
-Nov 4, 48
* W A Aiken & Brothers and Hendricks Brothers., old Folger-Thornley building, burns, cafe on one side with storage lot between, shoe shop on other side with alley way between, 2 story brick structure, 2nd largest in Pickens to Pickens Furniture Store.
* Parrott's Food Palace becomes part of White Dot Stores.
-Nov 11, 48
* Picture of Folger-Thornley Building fire.
* Hendricks Brothers to move into new 1 story building to be erected between Bigby Chevrolet and the liquor store. P O Hendricks bought the land from John Craig, construction done by W Jackson & Son, temporary location upstairs of Bigby.
* W A Aiken & Brothers relocated over F L Finley & Son next door to American Cafe.
-Nov 25, 48
* American Legion Post #11 buy's lot SE corner of Cedar Rock & Catherine, 75x75 with full basement building planned.
* Galloway Beauty Shop, Lillian Galloway, buys Craig Beauty Shop, 3 blocks from Main on Liberty Hwy.
-Dec 9, 48
* Old #1 Engine in service again at Pickens Railroad. (article)
-Dec 16, 48
* Hendricks Brothers opens next door to Bigby
* Auto Tire Shop back of courthouse.
-Dec 23, 48
* Group ad: Leo Few Barbershop, Auto Tire shop Cedar Rock St, American Cafe Essie Gilstrap manager, Lewis Cafe, R F Looper Grocery on Ann St, Whit Cafe.
* Hughes Service Shop, E D Hughes owner and manager.
* Wallace Hunnicutt Grocery, 1 mile on Pumpkintown Hwy.
-Dec 30, 48
* Whiteway Laundry & Dry Cleaner's, Dowis Music Store agent.
==== 1949 ====
-Jan 6, 49
* Dr P J Moore surgeon locates at Cannon Clinic.
-Jan 13, 49
* Chapman's Lunch, near Poinsett Lumber Company.
-Jan 20, 49
* Keowee Power Dam article, Old Pickens site proposed.
* First traffic lights, Ann & Main and Lewis & Main, 11000 vehicles per day.
* Hughes Service Shop ad.
-Jan 27, 49
* Pickens Tire & Recapping, Wyatt Durham manager.
-Feb 3, 49
* Griffin Church burns.
-Feb 24, 49
* Stan's Drive-In 2 miles from town
-Mar 3, 49
* Rotary Club formed.
-Mar 10, 49
* Dr Bruce White locates over Keowee Cut Rate, formerly occupied by Dr Jesse Gillispie.
-Mar 17, 49
* Ray's Drive-In, 3 miles from Pickens on Easley Hwy, Ray Cash owner.
* Gantt's Gulf Station, corner of Lewis & Main, Thomas Gantt & Ike Cantrell managers.
-Mar 24, 49
* New building on Carey subdivision, Blue Ridge Electric moves from Ann St, their building to be used by McFall Furniture.
* Hendricks Brothers building next to the old site, Bigby's Chevrolet to take over their temporary place.
* Dr J Douglas Yongue starts building next to Welborn Jewelry and Gulf Station.
-Mar 31, 49
* Methodist Church completed and used for first time.
* Oggie's Drive-In fire.
* Mauldin property on Pumpkintown Hwy to be used for new Pickens High School, artist picture of proposed building.
* Dowis Music & Jewelry, 141 Main St.
-Apr 7, 49
* Picture of Pickens in 1907.
* Blue Ridge Electric moves from Ann St to building opposite Davis Motor on West Main.
* Bowen's ESSO on West Main.
* PIC Theatre ad, was Jefferson
* Baldwin Art Works, 200 Cedar Rock
* Morganton Poultry Company, basement of Farmer's Exchange.
-Apr 14, 49
* Western Auto, 121 West Main.
-Apr 21, 49
* McFall Furniture on Ann St in building formerly occupied by REA, 103 Ann St.
-Apr 28, 49
* Blue Ridge Electric future intentions to construct dam on Keowee
* McFall Furniture, 103 Ann St, Guy McFall owner/manager.
-May 12, 49
* Ballentine Market on Court St
-May 19, 49
* Deluxe Drive-In, just inside city limits on Easley Hwy, Charlie Finley manager.
* Service Grocery, 1 mile on Pumpkintown Hwy, Wallace Hunnicutt manager.
-May 26, 49
* (36 years ago 1913) Picture of T L Bivens Grocery Store where Bert Porter's Barbershop is now standing.
-Jun 9, 49
* Glenn Waldrop buys Breazel Service Station, corner of Ann and Main.
-Jun 16, 49
* Durham's Men's Shop opens next to REA
-Jun 30, 49
* Blue Ridge Sales, B F Underwood manager.
-Jul 14, 49
* PHS Athletic Field proposed, land donated by Hagood Bruce family, 6 3/4 acres behind PIC Theatre.
-Aug 4, 49
* Pickens Shoe Shop, E D Brooks new manager.
-Aug 16, 49
* Pickens County Public Health Center building planned for at rear of courthouse, 1 story brick building.
* W A Aiken & Brothers move to new building at old site.
-Sep 1, 49
* Memorial Square with markers and trees where Health Center to be built, American Legion Post #11 offers to move them to their new site.
* Yongue's Drug Store moves to new building next to Welborn Jeweler's
-Sep 8, 49
* Cole Paint & Hardware move to Main St next to REA.
* Aiken Brothers now next to Hendricks Brothers.
* Wallace Finley manager of Keowee Cut Rate.
-Sep 22, 49
* NADA Shop located across from Yongue's new building (welcome ad).
-Sep 29, 49
* Harry Clinkscales, 121 W Main
-Oct 6, 49
* Community Cleaners & Laundry to open next to REA, Lloyd Brezeale & Alvin Watson managers. (Durham Men's' Shop and Cole Paint & Hardware also located next to REA?)
-Oct 20, 49
* Whitmire Garage moves to building FOB Davis Motor across from REA offices.
-Nov 3, 49
* Cannon Circle recently annexed into town, new water line being laid.
* City Hall new building on site of old which was moved back, houses firetruck and offices.
-Nov 24, 49
* Cole Paint & Hardware renamed to Pickens Paint & Hardware.
-Dec 1, 49
* Durham's Men's Shop next to Community Cleaners.
-Dec 22, 49
* Gilstrap Cafe formerly American Cafe.
* Deluxe Drive-In on Hampton Ave.
==== 1950 ====
-Jan 5, 50
* Keowee Cut Rate moves to building between Post Office and Parrott's Food Palace.
-Jan 19, 50
* W C Mann moves office from Masonic Building to new brick building next to Duke Power.
* Farmer's Exchange moves form Ann St to building on Main FOB Keowee Cut Rate next door to Post Office.
-Jan 26, 50
* Pickens Donut Shop opens beyond State Highway Department on Rosman Hwy, M C Jones owner.
* Pickens Red Farm & Hatchery formerly Silver & White, D B Shehan owner
-Feb 7, 50
* Waldrop & Atkins Grocery opens corner of Ann and Main in Lee McFall's old garage.
-Mar 2, 50
* Poinsett addition to east end, relocates Town Creek (article).
* Ballentine opens new store on West Main
-Apr 6, 50
* Easley Drive-In Theatre to open next week.
-Apr 20, 50
* T E Jones & Sons, formerly Holly House Gift Shop.
-May 4, 50
* Fire siren testing on Wednesdays to begin, siren put on tower on top of old Ballentine Store for better range.
* Pickens Donut Shop article, doing nice business near Textron Plant, Clarence E Jones only son of Mr & Mrs Oscar Jones.
-May 11, 50
* Dixie Stores, Billy Hayes new manager after James Banks Jr.
* Whit's Cafe ad, free steak dinner for home runs by Pickens Mill team.
* Auto Tire Shop, back of courthouse.
-Jun 22, 50
* John D Vickery Jr opens office upstairs at SCNB.
-Jun 29, 50
* Textron Plant to close, owned by Pickens Industrial Development Coop.
-Aug 10, 50
* Main St Garage, 104 W Main next to Barry-Irwin Auto.
-Sep 7, 50
* Football field dedicated.
-Oct 14, 50
* Fairview Mills takes over Textron plant.
-Nov 30, 50
* Galloway Beauty Shop moves to corner of Main & Ann, Lillian Galloway and Thelma Craig owners operators
* Stunt Night at PHS, sponsor ad Hayes Brothers Meat & Groceries
* Square Deal Motors, Leroy Cannon lot #4, corner Cedar Rock and Hampton Ave across from Holder Brothers Gin, E C Vernon manager.
* J W (Bill) Hill buys Oscar Dodgens Barbershop corner of Main and Ann.
==== 1951 ====
-Jan 4, 51
* Chapel at stockade dedication.
-Jan 11, 51
* Business entered during robbery: Dwight Rigdon's Service Station, JA Nealy & Co, Sample Department Store, both Red Diamonds, Pickens Finance Company. Attempted entry at Pickens Drug Company, Parrott's Food Palace, Goldsmith's 5 & 10
* Square Deal Motors Cannon Lot #4, corner of Cedar Rock & Hampton Ave across from Holder & Floyd's
-Jan 18, 51
* Cannon Memorial Hospital, page with pictures.
* Durham's Men's Shop ad.
* Holder Insurance Agency, Frank Floyd & Fred Holder Jr
-Jan 25, 51
* First Baptist Church buys property south of church on Lewis from Mrs Mary Holder & Miss Janie Holder.
* Deluxe Drive In to close and move to larger building on Ann St, renamed to Palmetto Cafe.
-Feb 1, 51
* Deluxe Drive In, Mrs Louis Grant new manager.
-Feb 8, 51
* Palmetto Cafe opens on Ann St across from Ford Motor Co, Cecil Parsons manager.
* Pickens Feed & Grocery Store, E F Alexander manager.
* Farmer's Exchange & Hardware next to Post Office.
-Mar 1, 51
* Dillard Insurance Agency, 121 Pendleton St
* Lusk & Ellison Used Cars, W Main across from REA.
* Dr Cleon Hinton, Optometrist, office over Sample Department Store
-Apr 5, 51
* WELP radio station starts.
* Dr Moore offices on 102 Garvin, former residence of Mr & Mrs AD Mann Jr.
-Apr 12, 51
* Dixie Store article, Paul Davis manager, HE Martin market, Walter P Hayes grocery, William Snow produce.
-Apr 26, 51
* Easley fire on Main St, nine stores damaged or destroyed. See Nov 15, 51 for wall collapsing and killing a worker.
-May 3, 51
* Pickens Body & Paint Shop opens in basement of Whitmire's Garage on W Main, Woodrow Bolding, Melvin Martin operators.
-May 31, 51
*Blue Ridge Sales changes to all electrical appliance, sale on dry goods and clothing.
* Dr J Bruce White, eye examinations in office above Post Office.
*Bigby Chevrolet has appliance department.
-Jun 7, 51
* Landreath's Appliance - Music opens in building formerly occupied by Blue Ridge Sales, EL Landreath of Greenville bought stock, Don and Laura Landreath to manage.
-Jun 25, 51
* Pheonix Furniture Company, E Westbrook representative.
-Aug 9, 51
* Pickens Hardwood & Flooring Company burns, Ben Winchester owner.
-Aug 16, 51
* Keowee Masonic Lodge #79, 100th year formed August 9, 1851 at Old Pickens.
-Aug 23, 51
* Old Table Rock Lodge burned 38 years ago (1913), picture.
* Winchester to rebuild hardwood mill, building to be longways north - south, old building was east - west.
-Sep 13, 51
* Pickens Trim & Upholstery Shop for cars and furniture, JB McElhannon & Ralph Grant, next to Pickens Radiator Shop. (Hwy 8 & Holder St)?
* Wade Brezeale purchased the old Justus Craig Welding shop.
-Sep 20, 51
* Deluxe Drive In on Hampton Ave brought by BF McDaniel.
-Oct 4, 51
* Architect's sketch of proposed Pickens High School, still Jewel St site.
-Oct 11, 51
* Pickens Auto Exchange, W Main 2 blocks from Post Office, GW Whilden & WB Parker Jr owners operators.
-Oct 25, 51
* Palmetto Cafe ad.
-Nov 8, 51
* Pearl McFall column "History Lives Again" (maybe earlier issues)
* Landreath Sale, returning to service.
-Nov 29, 51
* Pickens Paint & Hardware moves to Easley, becomes Griffin Paint & Hardware, William Griffin owner, Henry Bolt manager.
* Gift Shop, 145 Main, Mrs CR Porter owner
-Dec 6, 51
* Wyatt Durham sells interest in Shell on corner of Ann & Main to Wilson Rowland & Clyde Pace.
* Dean McJunkin & Clarence Day purchased the Pickens Tire & Recapping and move to behind courthouse.
* Hill & Dodgens Barbershop moves from Ann St to Main St next to Irwin Auto Supply across from W A Aiken Brothers.
-Dec 12, 51
* New Echkman's Bargain Center next to Pickens Bank.
* Pickens Tire & Recapping to continue at same location next to Ford Motor Company, Clarence Day manager.
* Hill & Dodgens Barbershop moved from Ann St to building next door to Irwin Auto Supply.
* Pickens Insurance Agency 121 Pendleton, Ballentine's Super Market on Main St.
- General ads 1951
* Gilstrap Cafe on Main St, Pickens Paint & Body Shop on W Main SW Summey manager, Pickens Flower & Gift, Mrs Olive Adams proprietor, Pickens Red Farms, Whitmire Garage on W Main
* Whit's Cafe, Bowen Esso, Bunk Nealy, Durham Men's Shop, Auto Tire Shop back of courthouse, Yongue's Drug, Hendricks Brothers, WA Aiken & Sons, Pickens Motor, Blue Ridge Sales, TE Jones & Sons, Pickens Insurance Agency, Bigby Chevrolet, PIC Theatre, Whitmire's Garage, Hughes Service Shop.
==== 1952 ====
-Jan 3, 52
* Drs JL & TP Valley move to Jewel St location below PIC Theatre, Dr J Bruce White to occupy their former offices in the Carey Building.
-Jan 10, 52
* Picture, laying cornerstone at Pickens School 1904
* Farmer's Home Adminstration moves from Carey Building to Bowen Aqricultre Building.
* Pickens Billard Parlor opens on Court St next door to Duke Power in building formerly occupied by Ballentine's Super Market.
-Jan 31, 52
* Pickens First Baptist Church plans for new audiotorium, article with picture.
-Feb 18, 52
* Whit's Cafe across from Pickens Motor Company.
-Mar 13, 52
* Pickens Insurance Agency organized in 1910, OT Hinton owner and manager.
-Mar 27, 52
* Pickens Aution Market for farmers' cattle and implements to open behind county stockade, Luke Winchester President, Albert Lewis Vice President, Brandon Brezeale Secretary Treasurer.
* HA Garrett Plumbing Heating Wiring opens between Lewis Cafe and Shoe Shop, picture of Mr & Mrs HA Garrett with caption.
-Apr 3, 52
* Car jumps curb and crashes through doors of Samples Department Store, "local wags" refer to store as Brown Wylie's Drive In Department Store.
* Collins Department Store opens 26th store next Yongue's Drug Store in new building, Don Reid manager, employees Mrs Webb Yongue, Miss Nancy Abercrombie, Mrs Bill Long, Miss Kattie Few.
* Pickens Auction Market opening sale April 9.
-Apr 10, 52
* H Austin Nealy, 20 years grocery buisness, runs for magistrate, son of former police chief H A Nealy. (picture with caption)
* Collins Department Store welcome ads with picture of people.
* Hughes Service Shop welcomes Collins Department Store.
-Apr 17, 52
* Leo Few barber announces for magistrate office, barber for 10 years.
* Dr JL Aiken, Dentist, announces return to full business hours.
-Apr 24, 52
* Finley's Drive In, formerly K-3 Drive In, to open April 25, Woodrow Finley manager, 2 miles from Pickens on Easley Hwy.
-May 1, 52
* Western Auto receives franchise, Harry Clinkscales owner
* Galloway's Beauty Shop corner of Ann & Main.
-May 8, 52
* New building for Pickens Hardwood completed, Ben T Winchester owner, picture.
-May 15, 52
* Sever wind storm causes much damage around county.
-May 22, 52
* Eckman's Bargin Center, next to bank, offers child photographing.
-Jun 12, 52
* Pickens Fire Department volenteers receive new coats and helmets, picture of memebers, 2 sleep at station.
-Jul 24, 52
* Shell Service Station corner Main & Ann, sold by Clyde Pace to Lavoy Ellenburg.
-Jul 31, 52
* Mordern Beauty Shop on Lewis St now owned and operated by Emily Childress, becomes Emily's Beauty Shop on Lewis St in Aug 7, 52 issue.
-Aug 7, 52
* Hugh Vernon & Earnest Vernon become owners and operators of Square Deal Motors, bought out Leroy Cannon, 2 years as business.
-Aug 14, 52
* Dr Barnwell Myers opens Dentistry practice in Hollingsworth house on 301 W Main, is building residence on Margret St.
-Aug 21, 52
* Pickens Mill Boy Scouts spend 3 days on Sassafrass Mtn, picture.
* The Fashion Shoppe is next to Post Office.
* Palmetto Cafe ad.
* Western Auto Associates Store, 5th year, 121 W Main.
-Aug 28, 52
* Crown Products available at Breazel's ServiceCenter, corner of Ann & Main.
-Sep 25, 1952
* Education Board approves plan for new Pickens High School.
-Oct 2, 52
* Olin Bowen joins Hughes Service Shop, 1 mile out on Pumplintown Hwy.
-Nov 27, 52
* New machinery at Royal Cleaners, back of court house.
-Dec 18, 52
* Pickens Gin and Bivens Lumber robbed, door blown off safe at Gin.
* 1932 picture of people.
-Dec 25, 52
* New business opens, Sunshine Cleaner's and Laundry, on Ann St next to Pickens Motor Company.
==== 1953 ====
-Jan 8, 53
* The Fashion Shoppe 1st anniversary, next to Post Office.
-Jan 15, 53
* Lusk & Ellison Insurance, W Main.
-Feb 5, 53
* Julius Kayser sewing plant to add 50 more employees bringing total to 120, Clifton Gordon manager.
-Feb 19, 53
* Nehi Bottling delivery truck overturns in front of Highway Department, picture.
-Mar 5, 53
* Pickens High School archetect sketch look like one built, $500,000 approved.
-Mar 12, 53
* Fred Durham joins Dillard Insurance Agency
* WJ Lewis and Jim Lewis purchase Keowee Cut Rat.
-Mar 19, 53
* Kayser Liberty plant not to open, market for nylon stocking is slow.
-Mar 26, 53
* Finley's Grocery opens in old JM Garrett Store buidling, Wallace Finely manager.
-Apr 2, 53
* Curbing added by Highway Department to West Main in front of old Carey property.
* Doctors Day observed: JL Valley is oldest, Pickens Drs are NC Brackett, EG Cannon, FJ Moore, JR White, Gordon Howie, CE Billard County Health Officer. picture
* Bruce's Auto Supply is in Easley.
-May 14, 53
* Dr JD Yongue's adds air conditioning to store, first in Pickens, 5 ton Frigidiare.
-May 21, 53
* Additional $107,000 funds approved for Pickens High School.
-May 28, 53
* FL Finley & Son modernize store, added self service produce, meat and frozen food departments, 24 free grocery baskets offered.
* Pickens Auction Market to have big sale June 6.
-Jun 4, 53
* Sumpter Daily front page on this roll.
-Jun 18, 53
* Masons to make four 50 year service awards, RT Hallum Sr, McFall Baker, JT Partridge, JF Williams and 25 year awards to 58 memebers (listed). WA Rigdon added to 25 year award list [PS: Jun 25, 53].
* Pickens Post Office adds 55 boxes, first new boxes in 12 years, rate increase for July noted,: $.90 / quarter was $.60, 1.10 was .70, 1.50 was 1.00.
* City Electronics opens next to Pickens Motor Company, Glenn Stewart operator. * Dillard Insurance Agency 121 Pendleton.
-Jun 25, 53
* Earnest Cooler named Superintendent of Table Rock State Park, replaces RA Cole. article
* Sudden wind storm damages East Main, approached from Northeast, large oak falls on Drs JL & TP Valley offices on Pumpkintown Hwy, scoreboard at Bruce Field blown down next to Valley office, Pickens Mill shuts down after power failure, tree falls against PIC Theatre patron's waited inside during storm no power for projector or lights, Glassy Mountain Methodist Church on JH Hendricks farm toppled was over 100 years old.
* Presbyterian Church founder's day, 75th year.
-Jul 2, 53
* Sheriff Bolding installs 1st 2-way radio system in deputy cars, transmitter in court house with antenna on top of building, $5,000 for system with 3 receivers.
* 50th anniversy of Rural Post Delivery in Pickens County, D Frank Hendricks first in Oct 1, 1903. picture and article.
* Easley Drive In Theatre ads.
* TV sales ads when WGVL station starts on August 1 in Greenville, channel 23.
-Jul 9, 53
* New REA building planned, next to AG Gantt's store on West End, substation installed next to Pickens Mill ball field next to Duke Power's substation where power is transferred. picture and article
-Jul 23, 53
* First Confederate Solider Day, article by Peral McFall, picture
* Robert Bowen to build Cities Service Station next to Presbyterian Church across from Ralph Boroughs residence, recently appointed distributor for Cities Service products, also operates Bowen Esso on W Main, he is to rent storage tank of Red Diamond on Railroad St.
* EM Duncan head Pickens Auction Market for next year with Fred Holder VP, Brandon Brezeale S-T, directors are WH Bates, Luke Winchester, Furman Hughes, Ossie Brezeale, Fred Holder, WT Greene.
* New Sheriffs radio help catch moonshine truck.
-Aug 6, 53
* Lightening cause fire in WJ Acker & Son building, bathroom and roof damaged.
* Waddy McFall house damaged by fire on last Wednesday, they're staying at Dr JD Yongue's house on Lewis St while deciding about rebuilding.
* Presbyterian Church History Article, series follows.
* WGVL ad with shows and networks listed ABC, NBC and Dumont, station at Calhoun Towers in Greenville.
* Tom Sawyer line of boy's clothing added at Durham's Men's Shop
-Aug 20, 53
* Pickens Police Department add Waymon Mauldin to force as night policemen, replaces Weldon Day who was named day fireman in charge of day force, firechief Oliver Hughes continues as night chief.
* Ballentine Super Market on Main St.
-Sep 3, 53
* Liguor still busted, article with picture.
-Sep 10, 53
* Louie Parsons purchased Albert Finley Grocery and Service Station on Pumpkintown Hwy just outside city limits, to be know as Parsons Service and Grocery.
-Sep 17, 53
* Jaycees erect traffic safety sign near intersection of Easley Highway and road leading to high school and Pickens Mill, has green and red lights with red light to be on for 3 days after accident, has year's fatality count.
-Sep 24, 53
* City gets new trash truck, Pac-Mor.
-Oct 8, 53
* Pickens Oil Company, JH Singleton & Sons.
-Oct 15, 53
* Ground breaking for new REA building.
* Mrs (Nada) John Carey named outstanding business woman, owns Nada Shop.
* Robert Bowen opens Cities Service on W Main, first in Pickens, personel are Junior Abercrombie, Harold Walker, Wallace Masters. Former Bowen Esso Service Station to be known as Bowen Brothers Service Station operated by Walter Bowen, on corner of Garvin & Main.
-Nov 3, 53
* Dr Reese Alexander Allgood returns to practice in native Pickens after 38 years in Fayetteville NC, associated with E Gaine Cannon at Cannon Clinic, 64 years old, born 2 1/2 miles west of Pickens, moved to house front of AG Gantts' Store when fourteen. article with picture in [PS: Nov 19, 53].
-Nov 12, 53
* Dr Georgiana McDaniel, 213 Ann St, office days.
-Dec 3, 53
* Grant Chain Saw & Equipment Company, Pumpkintown Highway, Fred Grant ownere, Titon Saw Dealer.
* Charles Studio of Pickens, new business on 1st block of Lewis St behind Gulf Service Station.
-Dec 31, 53
* Palmetto Cafe ad.
==== 1954 ====
-Jan 7, 54
* OT Hinton retires and sells Pickens Insurance Agency, began in 1918, to JA Dillard and Fred Durham, to build new offices across from City Hall, OT Hinton was in old Duke Power office for many years.
-Jan 14, 54
* Pickens High School and REA construction pictures.
-Jan 21, 54
* Old Pickens High School gymnasium destoyed by fire from stoves used as heat, 1 story wood frame building built in 1936, located adjcent to school. picture
* S & S Finance Company opens at 202 Cedar Rock, fromerly Pickens Finance office. * Palmetto Cafe on Ann St under new managment, Mr & Mrs Vester Crowe.
-Jan 28, 54
* Dam breaks after heavy rains behind Dr E Gaine Cannon home 3 miles north of Pickens off Brevard Highway, 5 acre lake, 2 story house flooded, earth dam built 7 years ago.
-Mar 18, 54
* George C Boney joins Welborn Jewelers, 11 years experience.
* Lovell's Shoe Shop in Easley, had noticed he's been in Liberty for couple of years.
-Apr 1, 54
* Glamour Beauty Shop opens on Main St in front of building with HA Garrett Plumbing & Heating, Mrs (Ida Mae) Haskett Garrett and Mrs (Jane) Harold Aiken operators. Garrett was with Nada shop, parking in back of shop.
* Winchester's Cafe, corner of Main & Ann, Larry Winchester manager.
* Palmetto Cafe on Ann St, new management, TF Cole owner with Lousie Patterson manager.
-Apr 8, 54
* New plant by Pickens Manufacturing Company on Pickens Railroad not far from Pickens, $1,000,000 building, textile. [PS: Apr 15, 54] [PS: Apr 29, 54] for additional article and picture.
-May 27, 54
* Pickens Shoe Shop, new management, GC Adams.
-Jun 17, 54
* Pickens Business and Professional Women's Club sponsors teenage parties at American Legion Hall.
* Carolina Auto Sales opens corner of Cedar Rock and Hampton Ave, was formerly Square Deal Motors, now operated by Charles Vernon and Elgin Batson.
* Page ad for employees at new woolen mill, Pickens Manufacturing Company representative at Carey Building.
-Jul 1, 54
* J Walt Langston, retired merchant, receives 50 year Masonic pin, age 75.
* Vance Bettis named principal of Pickens High School, TW Hunt moves to Pickens Elementary, James Glenn Shirley to teach math and science.
* Rev Marion Moorehead and wife return to Japan.
-Jul 8, 54
* Pickens Railroad article, safest railroad.
* Poinsett Lumber and Manfacturing open house tour and logging operation article.
* Playland "garden" golf to open behind Pickens Donut Shop.
-Jul 22, 54
* Boy Scout canoe trip down Toxaway Keowee rivers, 2nd trip.
-Jul 29, 54
* Runnymede to begin work in August article. See Pickens Manufacturing Company in previous months.
* 1929 Pickens High School reunion picture.
* Pickens Cotton Mill shift pictures and article.
-Aug 51, 54
* Runnymede picture.
* For sale, brick front building south side W Main St near new REA building, occupied as grocery store, John Vickery agent.
* Dr G McDainel, 213 Ann St, Chiropractic
-Aug 19, 54 * Table Rock mountain climb, article and pictures.
* Playland Golf opens behind Donut Shop, MC Jones owner. picture
* Wayne Duckworth manager of Ballentine Super Market
-Sep 2, 54
* Shell Service Station, corner of Ann and Main, purchased by Hoyt Sentell.
* CL Mike Lovell operates Pickens Shoe Shop.
* DW Daniel High School construction picture
-Sep 10, 54
* Don Stegall new meat market manager at Dixie Store
* Curb Service at Winchester Cafe corner of Ann and Main.
-Sep 23, 54
* Parrott's Food Palace opens store in Liberty on Commerce St, Roy Parrott manager, Bert Kelly produce manager, Hovie Martin market manager.
* Pickens Insurance Agency 106 Court St
* Antiques & Used Furniture opens on W Main across from Flower Shop.
-Oct 7, 54
* Bigby Chevrolet bought by Jack Tinsley and WC Crane of Easley, construction begun for new site on west side of Ann St next to Highway Department, used car lot on south side of buildin, Ernest Gilstrap and James Stewart in charge of retail, Fred Stewart associated with Bigby will continue operating Bigby Applicanes and to add furniture store in building formerly occupied by Bigby Chevrolet. Mr Bigby plans to retire.
-Oct 14, 54
* Palmetto Cafe under new management, Bill Cole owner and Phyllis Dillard manager, to remain open on Fridays after ball game.
* Collin's ad says next to Yongue's Drug
-Oct 21, 54
* Robert Gantt, manager Gantt Store, remodeled and has grand opening on W Main.
* Fred G Stewart Appliance on Main St ad.
* Tinsley - Crane Chevrolet ad.
* Woody's Cafe & Service Station, Woodrow Gantt owner, corner of Ann & Main.
* Durham's Men's Shop has shoe repair department.
-Oct 28, 54
* Collins ad for appreciation of opening in newly remodeled store, no mention of being next to Yongue's Drug.
* Tinsley - Crane ad with picture.
-Nov 4, 54
* Pickens High School classroom pictures and areial photo, dedication on Nov 7, 54.
*Arthur Lee Moore and Don Moore purchase Bowen Brothers Esso, corner of Garvin & Main, now Moore Brothers Esso, Lester Abrecrumbie mechanic
-Nov 11, 54
* REA open house for new building. picture
* Pickens High School article, Harold Woodward architect, 50th year for old school building mentioned.
-Nov 25, 54
* Collins ad, no mention of being next to Yongue's Drug.
-Dec 2, 54
* Palmetto Cafe closes to move to new location.
-Dec 23, 54
* Runnymede Christmas ad.
* Woody's Place is now a jewelry and watch repair, radio and TV repair.
-Dec 20, 54
* Galloway Beauty Shop moves from Ann St to Mrs Lillian Galloway residence on Edens Road.
==== 1955 ====
-Feb 3, 55
* Boy Scout to relocate to Blacksnake Road.
-Feb 10, 55
* Gary Strong Photography locates upstairs in Carey Building on Main St, Thursday's only.
-Feb 17, 55
* Singer to relocate research department to Poinsett Lumber and Manufacturing.
* Store improvements. TE Jones & Sons Furniture occupy store next to Yongue's Drug formerly occupied by Collins Department Store, staffed by Fletcher Smith as manager and Jimmy Thompson salesman.
* JA Nealy & Company installed new window showcases.
* Dixie Home Super Market added new checkout counter, aluminium awning and rearranged departments.
* Texas Company of Atlanta leases corner of N Catherine and Main from JR Wood.
* Sinclair Refining leases opposite corner from Texas Company on Carely lot from EE Morris family.
-Mar 17, 55
* Work to begin on Boy Scout Hut on Blacksnake Road March 26. article
-Mar 24, 55
* Breakins at Pickens Donut Shop and Finley's Mill Store, windows removed, $17.50 and 2 rifles stolen from Donut Shop.
* Western Auto Associates move to building next to Durham's Men's Shop which was formerly occupied by Blue Ridge Electric, REA.
-Apr 7, 55
* Work on new office building at Poinsett, architect drawing.
* Welcome ad for Western Auto by 200 and 300 block of W Main businesses: Bowen Oil Co, Whitmire Garage, Durham's Men's Shop, Ballentine Supermarket, Pickens Body and Paint Shop, Community Cleaners.
* Pickens Concrete Products, Calvin Durham owner in Pickens.
* Woody's Cafe on Main St ad.
-Apr 14, 55
* Bruce Auto Store to open in building formerly occupied by Western Auto, Bruce Hair of Easley owner, Austin Bagwell manager, auto accessories and Leonard Appliances, BF Goodrich Tires, Bendix televisions, picture of Hair and Bagwell. Grand opening ad on Main St.
* Ballentine remodels and has another grand opening.
-Apr 21, 55
* TE Jones & Sons opening ad, picture of Flecter Smith, Jimmy Thompson, Miss Jo Ann Smith secretary.
-May 5, 55
* Cannon Hospital to organize Hospital Auxilary. article
* 20th anniversary of REA articles
* Dr RA Allgood announces opening of offices acros from AG Gantt store on W Main.
-May 19, 55
* Royal Cleaner's 105 Cedar Rock St.
-May 26, 55
* Theives break in Chevrolet agency, Tinsley-Crane, move safe to bathroom and cut door off with acetylene torch, parked car on new dirt road off Ann St, $1800 in cash and checks taken.
-Jun 9, 55
* Tinsley-Crane ad with pictures of employees: Jack Tinsley, Ernest Garrett, Jimmy Stewart, Valdyn Garrett, Roy Edens, Tom Gilstrap, Oscar Gilstrap, Roger O'Donald.
* Scotty's Cafe #2 opens across from Pickens Motor Company on Ann St, Scotty's #1 is in Liberty.
* McFall Furniture Company on Ann St closing out everything goes ad.
-Jun 16, 55
* Electrical Manufacturing Plant to loacate 1 mile north of Pickens on west side of Brevard Highway on old Henry Cureton home place, Sangamo Company, to hire 2000 employees. article
* Gary Strong Photography still advertising.
-Jul 21, 55
* City authorizes $400,000 for new, larger capacity water treatment plant on Twelve Mile River at Baker's Bridge on property secured from RT Hallum Jr, 1 1/2 million gal/day, Sangamo to use 500,000 gal/day, to tie on to line at Julius Kayser Plant.
* Bill Hill's Barber Shop to open on Ann St next to Pickens Motor Company.
-Jul 28, 55
* G & T Groceries, 1 mile on Pumpkintown Highway, Bert Trotter manager, Cities Service gas and oil products.
* HA Nealy resigns as magistrate for personal and business reasons, Nealy Grocery.
* Third and last Pickens Doodle sold for scrap, article about railroad and engines.
-Aug 11, 55
* Pickens First Baptist start new education building at rear of existing one.
* Work on Sangamo plant continues, highway widen to 4 lanes. picture
-Aug 18, 55
* Picture of Veteran's Day Parade, north side of E Main St
-Aug 25, 55
* New dining room at Pickens Donut Shop.
-Sep 1, 55
* Edgar Grant joins Bill Hill's Barber Shop.
* Parkette to open W Main & Catherine St, Albert Finley owner and manager.
-Sep 8, 55
* Leo Few elected magistrate, Few's Barbershop.
* Pickens Feed & Seed, Henry Wise manager.
-Sep 15, 55
* Parkette opens, picture.
* 110 new parking meters replace old lever types, automatically records time.
-Oct 6, 55
* McKinney Brothers Service Station, Edward McKinney, Waymon Finley, Willie McKinney, W Main.
-Oct 13, 55
* Roper Motor Company opens lot on W Main for sales office, Emph R Lewis and Walter Leon Stone operators.
-Nov 15, 55
* Southern Bell doubles size of switching building on Cedar Rock St, HC Esters, managers, notes 260 phones in 1945, 795 in 1950 and 1250 in 1955.
-Dec 1, 55
* Post Office improvements, 54 new boxes, city delivery includes part of Reece Mill Road and east of Poinsett on Pumpkintown Highway, new cancelling machine.
* New Pickens - Greenville highway dedicated at west end of Farr's Bridge.
-Dec 8, 55
* Pickens Sentinel installs another Linotype, Model 31, the Model 14 in use dates back to 20s.
==== 1956 ====
-Jan 5, 56
* Pickens Lingerie Corporation, formerly Julius Kayser & Company, Cliff Gordan manager, to increase employees to 225, merged with Holoproof Hosiery Company.