Elizabeth Ford Living History Project

  1. More than a dozen Fort Mill natives share memories of their hometown during their lifetimes. Recalling an era when the Colonel could be seen above the skies in his biplane, when nobody bothered to lock their doors, and when Main Street was in its heyday, these citizens paint a vivid picture of a town that has changed with time, but still maintains its rich historic roots.

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  2. Colonel Elliott White Springs, World War I Flying Ace and aspiring author, takes over the family business and builds a global brand and devotes his life and resources to serving the people of his hometown.

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  3. Fort Mill natives share their earliest experiences in the work world of the 30s, 40s, and 50s including jobs in the cotton mill, on Main Street, working for the mayor, and more.

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  4. Fort Mill native Elizabeth Ford talks about preserving town history with the creation of the Fort Mill History project and conducting the early interviews that would eventually become the Elizabeth Ford Living History Project. This video was shown at the dedication of the project that bears her name in November, 2016.

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  5. Fort Mill native Tommy Merritt describes an incident with the Chief of Police that left a big impression on him as a teenager.

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Elizabeth Ford Living History Project

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The Elizabeth Ford Living History Project is an initiative of the Fort Mill History Museum. The project features interviews with Fort Mill natives and longtime residents sharing their memories of the town as it was in their earlier days. Through the…


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The Elizabeth Ford Living History Project is an initiative of the Fort Mill History Museum. The project features interviews with Fort Mill natives and longtime residents sharing their memories of the town as it was in their earlier days. Through the use of personal narrative, photographs, and vintage film footage, the history of the town is brought to life, ensuring future generations will be able to share this rare and exclusive insight into our collective past.

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