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One of the best loved American poets, Emily Elizabeth Dickinson wrote some of the most important poetry in the English language. Born on December 10 in Amherst, Massachusetts, she attended Mount Holyoke Female Seminary for a year when she was seve…
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Her contralto voice sang out in the twentieth century — her life testified to her passion for music and the power of her voice to speak directly to the soul, encountering societal resistance as an African-American seeking educational and pro…
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Pink Anderson1900-1974Pink Anderson was a seminal Piedmont bluesman. He lived most of his life in Spartanburg, performing locally and regionally, and recording three albums in the city for Bluesville Records during the 1960s. Anderson is also k…
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Hank Garland1930-2004Hank Garland was a prolific studio musician contributing to recordings by Elvis Presley, Patsy Cline and many others. Born in Cowpens, Garland joined the Grand Ole Opry at 15, recording his million-selling his "Sugerfoot Ra…
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Walter Hyatt1949-1996Walter Hyatt was a prolific songwriter and performer and a founding member of the influential Americana groups Uncle Walt's Band and the Contenders. Raised in Spartanburg, Hyatt joined the Austin and Nashville music scenes,…
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Arthur Prysock1929-1997Arthur Prycock was a prolific jazz crooner born in Spartanburg. Getting his start with Buddy Johnson's jazz orchestra in 1944, Prysock's rich baritone voice found its way onto nearly 60 albums. A highly adaptable performe…
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On March 24, 1927, the Commissioners ofPublic Works awarded a constructioncontract for a new office building at168 West Main Street to T.W. Houston.The building was designed by localarchitect J. Frank Collins, and itserved as the General Office of…
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[Seal of Spartanburg, S.C.] Mayor Frankin W. Allen 1977-81Mayor John G. Baeher 1973-1977Mayor Pro Tem C. Chester Brown, Jr. Council MembersJack M. Blasius, Ralph D. PrinceE. Lewis Miller, Hal G. Warlick, Jr. City ManagerWilliam H. Carstar…
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Sparky is one of two miniature G-16 trains donated in 1952 by the Kiwanis Club of Spartanburg. The restoration of this vintage train was made possible through generous donations from families, companies, and organizations in the Spartanburg Commun…
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Federal Works Agency Public Works AdministrationJohn M. CarmodyFederal Works AdministratorFranklin D. RooseveltPresident of the United StatesThe original site of the home of Dr. Jesse F. Cleveland, on which this building is erected, was donated to…
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