GATHERING - The husbands of the members of the Ladies Literary Lantern Club are pictured at the Florence Country Club in May of 1954. Seated, third from left, is J. Boone Aiken Sr. The others are not identified.
MERITA BREAD TOUR – Teacher Hazel Meserve with third and fourth graders from Delmae Heights Elementary School pose outside the Merita Bread plant following a tour, circa 1959. Photo courtesy of Tom Holston.
WOOLWORTH’S – This photo taken around 1963 shows Dorothy Holston who ran the pet department at the back of Woolworth’s Five and Dime when the store was located on the northwest corner of West Evans and Irby Streets. Photo courtesy of her son, Tom Holston.
RIDING THE BOOSE – Young children enjoy a ride in the caboose at Choo Choo Kiddie Land owned and run by Pete Thornell. It was located on S. Irby Street, near the Auto Zone store. It included a midget go cart race track where races were held on Saturday ni
MAE THORNELL leads the Ladies of the Victory Corp in a parade in downtown Florence during World War II. Photo, circa 1942, was taken by Mrs. Thornell’s husband, Pete Thornell, owner of Super X Stations, Photo courtesy of Peggy Elmore Key.