Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. 30 June 2014. Wikimedia Commons.
Explore our state's participation in modern wars, increased infrastructure, and economic development in the "New South."
- Letter from John (Johnny) W. Moses to his father-in-law Andrew A. Manning and Din about his experience in Korea, June 1953
Read a letter mailed to Spartanburg from a soldier stationed Korea. He talks about the Korean standard of living and describes his experiences in Japan.
- Civil Defense, 1959-60
See advertisements during the Cold War promoting fallout shelters for use in case of a nuclear attack and the importance of security at work.
- General William Westmoreland
William Westmoreland, born in Spartanburg, was a general who led the American troops during the Vietnam War.
- Article from The Gamecock regarding student protests at the University of South Caorlina, ("Gas, Bricks Were No Mistake"), May 1970
Read an article from the USC student newspaper describing the National Guard's presence on the campus and rioting that followed.
- Strom Thurmond
Strom Thurmond was a governor of South Carolina from 1947-1951 and a long-serving US senator.
- Interviews with South Carolinians about the Watergate Scandal, 1973
Watch a video from a news station Florence, South Carolina, interviewing citizens about their views on the Watergate Scandal.
- Corinne Boyd Riley
Corinne Boyd Riley served in the state House of Representatives from 1962-1963 after her husband died in office.
- Fritz Hollings: In His Own Words
Senator Fritz Hollings was a governor from 1959-1963 and U.S. Senator from 1966-2005.
Image of road sign in Charleston, SC. Image courtesy of flickr user mitchgroff.
- I-85 The Boom Belt, South Carolina
The section of Interstate 85 in South Carolina is 106 miles long; when it opened in 1964 it was the first of South Carolina's interstate highways to be completed.
- Economic Development History of Interstate 26 in South Carolina
Learn more about Interstate 26, which crosses the entire state. It was opened in 1964 and finished in 1969.
- South Carolina Population and Employment Rate
Learn more about the employment growth of South Carolina.
- International Visitation to South Carolina
Find out how many Canadian, German, and United Kingdom residents visited South Carolina in 2015.
- Tourism Statistics
Tourism is a big industry in South Carolina; travel and tourism support the jobs of nearly 1 in 10 South Carolinians.
Around the State
- Lawrence Edward Doby
Born in Camden, Lawrence Doby was the first African American to play baseball in the American League and the second African American to manage a major league team.
- Charleston's Cigar Factory Strike, 1945-1946
In October 1945, unionized workers at the American Tobacco Company Cigar Factory in Charleston launched a strike that lasted five months.
- Oct 15, 1954: Hurricane Hazel hits the Carolinas and Ontario
Hurricane Hazel made landfall at Myrtle Beach and caused over a $1 billion in damages.