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.
SOUTH CAROLINA SUPREME COURT JUDGES – D. Gordon Baker, former Florentine and Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, is pictured third from left. He served on the S.C. Supreme Court beginning in 1935, and was Chief Justice from 1943-1956. Pictu