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Mayors of Myrtle Beach

 
 
Mayors of Myrtle Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 19, 2017
1. Mayors of Myrtle Beach Marker
Inscription.  
Mayors of Myrtle Beach

1938 – 1939   W. L. Harrelson
1939 – 1941   Ben M. Graham
1941 – 1943   W. L. Harrelson
1943 – 1947   O. C. Callaway
1947 – 1949   H.W. Tallevast
1949 – 1954   J. N. Ramsey
1954 – 1955   Ernest W. Williams
1955 – 1964   W. E. Cameron
1965 – 1973   Mark Garner
1974 – 1978   Robert Hirsch
1978 – 1985   Erick B. Ficken
1986 – 1998   Robert M. Grissom

Myrtle Beach Air Force Base had the fortunate circumstance of being located within a city famed for the allure of its tourist attractions and pristine beach. Even more fortuitous for the Base were the outstanding civilian and military relationships that existed between the Base and the City of Myrtle Beach.

These relationships were epitomized by the close personal and official contacts that developed and grew between the city mayors and base officials. Each of the city mayors and military commanders took pride in these professional relationships and worked diligently to maintain them.

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to those mayors who served during the time the Base was in existence, the first of whom was Mayor Harrelson, who played a key role in garnering land and federal support for the Army Air Base of World War II, and the last being Mayor Grissom, who oversaw the closure of the Base and the initial efforts at redevelopment.

( adjacent marker )
Mayors of Surfside Beach

1964-1966   Mayor T. J. Harrison
1967-1968   Mayor Evans M. Bunch, Jr.
1969-1972   Mayor William H. Smith
1973   Mayor Ralph C. Freeland
1974-1976   Mayor Robert Cecil Ratcliffe
1977-1986   Mayor H. Blue Huckabee
1986-2000   Mayor Dick M. Johnson

The Mayors of Surfside Beach are honored here. The Town of Surfside Beach hosted many of the military families assigned to Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. The town was known for its hospitality and strong support of the Air Force Base and its people. This spirit of hospitality and friendliness was reflected in the close civil and military relationships that existed between the base military commanders and the town mayors. The mayors who were in office during the Post-World War II period through closure of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base are listed to left.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location.
Mayors of Surfside Beach Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 19, 2017
2. Mayors of Surfside Beach Marker
33° 39.604′ N, 78° 55.657′ W. Marker is in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, in Horry County. Memorial is at the intersection of Farrow Parkway and South Kings Highway, on the right when traveling north on Farrow Parkway. Located in the Warbird Park next to Myrtle Beach International Airport. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Myrtle Beach SC 29577, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Replacement Training Unit (RTU) 1968-1969 (here, next to this marker); Mayors of Surfside Beach (a few steps from this marker); Splinter City (within shouting distance of this marker); Reactivation of 354th Fighter Day Wing (within shouting distance of this marker); Myrtle Beach Army Air Field / Myrtle Beach Air Force Base (within shouting distance of this marker); Myrtle Beach Air Force Base 1980 - 1990 (within shouting distance of this marker); 354th Tactical Fighter Wing A-7D (within shouting distance of this marker); Merchant Marine Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Myrtle Beach.
 
Mayors of Myrtle Beach & Surfside Beach Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, March 19, 2017
3. Mayors of Myrtle Beach & Surfside Beach Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 551 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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