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By Stanley and Terrie Howard, October 15, 2009
Atlantic Beach Marker
South Carolina (Horry County), Atlantic Beach — 26-16 — Atlantic Beach
Atlantic Beach, nicknamed "The Black Pearl," was established about 1934 as an oceanfront community for blacks denied access to other area beaches by segregation. Many became year-round residents, but most spent their vacations here. From the 1930s . . . — Map (db m23511) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Aynor — 26-25 — Levister Elementary School
This school, built in 1953, was one of the many African-American schools built by the equalization program of Gov. James F. Byrnes, intended to preserve school segregation by building new schools for black children. Students in grades 1-7, who had . . . — Map (db m40276) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Cherry Grove Beach — 26-21 — Sonny’s Pavilion
Sonny’s Pavilion, built in 1949 by N.F. “Sonny” Nixon, was an open-air pavilion on the Grand Strand. The rhythm & blues of the post-World War II era—later called beach music—was played on jukeboxes at area pavilions where . . . — Map (db m27329) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — Benjamin Grier Collins
1845–1929 A pioneer who devoted his life to the religious and social welfare of his town and county. • A benefactor to rich and poor who gave wholeheartedly of his time and talents to the enrichment of his fellow man. • A staunch Christian . . . — Map (db m848) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — Centennial Time Capsule
December 9, 2003. A time capsule filled with historical documents and artifacts from the era are placed here. To be opened December 9, 2103. — Map (db m866) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-23 — Coastal Carolina University
[Front] Coastal Carolina University was founded in 1954 as Coastal Carolina Junior College, holding evening classes in Conway High School 1954-1963. Its first enrollment numbered 53 students. Originally sponsored by the College of Charleston . . . — Map (db m36813) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-24 — Conway High School
Conway High School was located here from 1929 to 1979. A two-story brick Classical Revival building, its cornerstone was laid in 1928 and the building was completed in 1929. Classes began that fall. Coastal Carolina Junior College (now Coastal . . . — Map (db m36818) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-6 — First Methodist Church
Methodist Bishop Francis Asbury’s many visits to Kingston (Conway) between 1785 and 1815 preceded the organization of a Methodist congregation here. Land was obtained in 1842 and the first church building was constructed here in 1844. Still . . . — Map (db m11259) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-7 — Kingston Church
A Presbyterian congregation existed here in the village of Kingston by 1756. Its meetinghouse was on this site but by 1795 the congregation had apparently disbanded. In 1855 a proposal to reestablish a Presbyterian church in the town was . . . — Map (db m11260) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-5 — Kingston-Conway / Robert Conway
Kingston-Conway By 1733, Kingston Township had been “marked out” in this area, and by 1737 the town of Kingston was in existence. Since many landowners were non-residents, the township did not flourish. In 1801, the town was . . . — Map (db m11291) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — 26-8 — Peter Horry / Horry County
Peter Horry. A planter of French Huguenot descent, Peter Horry (O-ree) was born in SC ca. 1747. A lieutenant colonel in the Revolution and later brigadier general in the SC Militia, he represented Prince George Winyah in the SC House and Senate. . . . — Map (db m11262) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — The Historic Brick for this Park
The historic brick for this park was donated in memory of Martha Ann Ray by her family, Allen L., JoAnn and Gregory Allen Ray. The brick was acquired by the Ray Family in 1969 when the St. John’s Hotel (circa 1836) in Charleston, South . . . — Map (db m102273) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Conway — The Wade Hampton Oak
On October 2, 1876, General Wade Hampton spoke here to the citizens of Horry County during his campaign for Governor of South Carolina. — Map (db m859) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Galivants Ferry — 26 11 — Galivants Ferry
Marker front: In 1792 Galivants Ferry was named for Richard Gallevan, owner of ferry rights for Elirsee's Landing on the Little Pee Dee River. The ferry was an important crossing on the road to Conwayborough, the county seat, later renamed . . . — Map (db m35) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Galivants Ferry — 26 12 — Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting
The Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting, a Democratic Party tradition, has been held here in the spring every two years since 1880. Sponsored by the Holiday family, its origins are associated with Wade Hampton's 1876 appearance. Hampton, a former . . . — Map (db m23623) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Galivants Ferry — Holliday Highway
U.S. 501 – Galivants Ferry to Conway. Named in 1979 in honor of Joseph William Holliday, leader in Naval Stores Industry and Commissioner of Horry County (Elected 1870); born 1827–died 1904. George Judson Holliday, Planter, Merchant, . . . — Map (db m37946) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Grahamville — 26-9 — True Vine Missionary Baptist Church
This church was organized in 1894 by founders Antey Graham, Beney Graham, Samuel Graham, Will Hill, and Ben Wilson, and later became a member of the Kingston lake Association. The first sanctuary, a frame building, was build about 1913 and located . . . — Map (db m847) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Green Sea — 26-10 — Green Sea Baptist Church
[Marker Front] This church, known as Honey Camp Baptist Church until 1924, was founded in 1807. It is the mother church to several Baptist churches in eastern S.C., including Spring Branch (1830), Pleasant View (1875), Mt. Zion (1887), Mt. . . . — Map (db m26753) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Little River — 26-3 — Boundary House
During the colonial era the Boundary House, on the S.C.-N.C. line 1.3 mi. SE, was both a private residence and “public house.” In 1775 Isaac Marion (d. 1781), eldest brother of future partisan leader Gen. Francis Marion, lived there. On . . . — Map (db m5345) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Little River — 26-27 — Chestnut Consolidated School
Chestnut Consolidated Schools, which was located here 1954-1970, was built under the equalization program of Gov. James F. Byrnes, intended to preserve segregation by building new schools for blacks. Named to honor Horry County educator J.T. . . . — Map (db m52518) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Little River — 26-2 — George Whitefield
On Jan. 1, 1740, George Whitefield, a fiery disciple of Methodists John and Charles Wesley preached at a tavern near here. Observing patrons dancing, Whitefield exhorted them against that vice. Soon the dancers stopped and allowed Whitefield to . . . — Map (db m16373) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Little River — Rebecca Randall Bryan
In memory of Rebecca Randall Bryan. “On March 22, 1856, Thomas Randall conveyed to Abraham W. Bessent and John S. Thomas, trustees of the Baptist Church, this plot of ground, with title to exist for so long as it continued a location of . . . — Map (db m16805) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Loris — 26-20 — Loris Training School
[Marker Front] Loris Training School, which stood here from 1928 to 1955, was the first school for black students in Loris and other nearby communities. Built at a cost of $4,700, it was one of more than 5000 schools in the South funded in . . . — Map (db m26754) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Murrells Inlet — Murrells Inlet Boat Captains
This stretch of our Marshwalk is dedicated to the Murrells Inlet boat captains of the past who established the fishing industry that we depend upon today. Early in the 20th century, seagoing inlet captains began to take small parties out for . . . — Map (db m100705) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Murrells Inlet — 26-15 — St. James Rosenwald School
Marker Front:
St. James Rosenwald School, which stood here from the late 1920s until the early 1970s, was one of several African-American schools in Horry County funded in part by the Julius Rosenwald Foundation. Rev. Smart Small, Sr. . . . — Map (db m27331) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 1943
Hospital care was one of the integral missions of the newly created U. S. Army Air Base on land donated by the City of Myrtle Beach. As the base was built at the outset of World War II, the hospital was located about one mile east of here in an . . . — Map (db m102235) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 1948 Myrtle Beach Airport
In 1948, the War Assets Administration transferred to the Town of Myrtle Beach the Army Air Base. Since the maintenance and operation of an airport is a year-round proposition, it was easy to see that the town had embarked upon a big venture. When . . . — Map (db m102148) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 352nd Tactical Fighter Squadron
The 354th Day Fighter Wing was originally composed of three fighting squadrons — the 353rd, 355th and 356th Day Fighter Squadrons. In 1957, an Air Force-wide reorganization of flying units reduced the number of F-100s assigned to the Myrtle . . . — Map (db m102151) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 353rd Tactical Fighter Squadron
The 353rd Tactical Fighter squadron was formed on November 15, 1942. During World War II the fighter squadron was known as the "Fighting Cobras,“ and served with distinction in England, France and Germany, flying the P-39, P-51 and P-47 . . . — Map (db m102103) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 354th Fighter Group History
On November 19, 1956, the Air Force resurrected the unit as the 354th Fighter-Day Group and stationed it at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base. It was then re-designated the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing in July 1958, flying the RF-80, and during 1959 began . . . — Map (db m102127) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 354th Fighter Group History
In August 1990, the 354th was once again deployed for combat operations this time in the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Desert Shield. By the end of the conflict, the 354th's A-10s were credited with destroying 950 tanks, 900 artillery . . . — Map (db m102163) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 354th Fighter Group World War II History
The 354th Fighter Wing has a long and distinguished past. The wing saw action in every major conflict in which the United States was involved, except for the Korean War. Activated at Hamilton Field in California on November 15, 1942, as the 354th . . . — Map (db m102125) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 354th Fighter Group World War II History
The 354th Tactical Fighter Wing (TFW) had its genesis as the 354th Fighter Group (FG) in November 1942 at Hamilton Field, California. In October 1943, it was moved to England and began aerial combat operations flying P-51s. In November 1944, it . . . — Map (db m102126) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 354th Tactical Fighter Wing A-7DDeployment/Reinforcement Missions
During the period that A-7Ds operated at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, the tactical fighter squadrons carried out important peace time deployment and reinforcement responsibilities in three key theaters of operation. In the European Theater, . . . — Map (db m102150) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 354th Wing Inactivation
354th Fighter Wing Inactivation 31 March 1993 Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, South Carolina ★ European Theater of Operaton ★ Lebanon ★ Berlin ★ Cuban Missle Crisis ★ Dominican Republic Crisis ★ Southeast . . . — Map (db m102160) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron
November 1956 saw the reactivation of the 356th as the "Green Demons" at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, flying the F-100D Super Sabre. The 356th participated in numerous deployments to Europe during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and also deployed . . . — Map (db m102101) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron Operations
The 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron Operations (Green Demons), building 347, was located in the area now occupied by the Myrtle Beach Police Department office and Training Facility. The 356th Tactical Fighter Squadron was activated in November . . . — Map (db m102102) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — A-10 Thunderbolt II
The A-10 Thunderbolt II was assigned to the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base from 1977 to 1993. It was manufactured by the Fairchild Republic Corporation and traces its name, Thunderbolt II, back to the Republic Aircraft Corporation's Army Air Corps . . . — Map (db m102152) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — A-7D Corsair
Named after a type of pirate vessel the Corsair was the United States Navy's famed F-4U fighter aircraft of World War II. It was manufactured by the Chance Vought Corporation, which eventually became the LTV Corporation and manufacturer of the . . . — Map (db m102153) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Activation of the 354th Fighter Day Wing
In the Fall of 1956, officers and airmen from the United States Air Force were assigned to newly constructed Myrtle Beach Air Force Base to start a new fighter wing. Their task was reactivation of the famous World War II “Pioneer Mustang . . . — Map (db m102124) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Archaeological and Historical Data
Settlers from the Waccamaw Neck attempted to extend thei plantations to what was called Long Bay. Many families received land in 1735 just south of the Withers Swash when the colonial government began issuing grants. Independent farmers and . . . — Map (db m102106) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Battlefield Cross
Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association 34-3 Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Battlefield Cross Dedicated 04 July 2015 Honor – Respect - Remember — Map (db m102135) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Brigadier General James Howell Howard
General Howard was the only fighter pilot awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for heroic combat flying in the European Theater of Operations during World War II. While flying his P-51 on a bomber escort mission near Berlin in 1944, he . . . — Map (db m102039) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Brigadier General Joel T. Hall
General Hall served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing during the period April 1984 to January 1986. He is a native of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of . . . — Map (db m102767) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Brigadier General Robert G. Jenkins
General Jenkins served at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as Vice Commander and then Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing from August 1987 to March 1990. He accumulated more than 3,100 flying hours in tactical fighter aircraft, including the . . . — Map (db m102230) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Brigadier General Thomas Merrit Knoles III
Brigadier General Thomas M. Knoles, a command pilot in the United States Air Force, was born in 1927 in Flagstaff, Arizona, and graduated from Flagstaff High School in 1945. He attended the University of Arizona prior to enlisting in the Army Air . . . — Map (db m102100) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Captain Paul Johnson
Captain Paul Johnson of Dresden, Tennessee, was a pilot with the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, during the Desert Storm Combat Operations over Iraq. On January 21, 1991, Captain Johnson flying an A-10 was tasked with a . . . — Map (db m102196) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Captain Stephen Richard Phillis
Captain Stephen Phillis, a native of Rock Island, Illinois, was an A-10 pilot at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base during the time when the United States military was preparing for Operation Desert Storm in response to the lraqi occupation of Kuwait. . . . — Map (db m102041) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Chaplain (Major General) Charles C. Baldwin
Chaplain Baldwin served as the Senior Installation Chaplain at Mytle Beach Air Force Base during the period June 1989 to 1992. During this period he also accompanied the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing on deployment to King Fahad International Airport, . . . — Map (db m102237) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Chief Master Sergeant James Cope
Chief Master Sergeant James Cope Chief Master Sergeant James Cope was 1st Sergeant in the 356th Fighter squadron and the 354th Armament and Electronics Squadron. Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt) is the ninth, and highest, enlisted rank in the . . . — Map (db m102231) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Chief Master Sergeant Jimmy E. Davis
Chief Master Sergeant Jimmy E. Davis is a native of Georgetown County, South Carolina. He graduated from Winyah High School in Georgetown, South Carolina, and enlisted in the United States Air Force shortly thereafter. After completing basic . . . — Map (db m102229) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Cold War - Dominican Republic
In 1961, Dominican Republic Dictator Raphael Trujillo was assassinated. In the following years, turmoil and conflict were the order of the day on the island. President John F. Kennedy made it clear that it was time for democracy in the Dominican . . . — Map (db m102073) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Alva "George" Branch
Colonel Branch was born and raised in south Texas where he learned to fly in a Piper Cub. In 1951, he joined the United States Air Force and was commissioned and rated as pilot in 1952. He completed advanced training in the F-86 and was sent to . . . — Map (db m102239) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Charles E Cook, Jr.
Colonel Cook was born in Pennington, New Jersey, in 1921. He attended Randolph Macon Academy in Virginia and graduated Bucknell University in 1942. He enlisted in the Army Air Corps in 1942 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 1943. Upon . . . — Map (db m102228) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Charles M. Thrash
Colonel Charles M. "Charlie" Thrash was stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base on three different occasions. During these three tours he filled nearly every flying-related leadership position in the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing and amassed more . . . — Map (db m102238) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Edsel J. "Coupe" DeVille
Colonel Deville, was born and raised in Eunice, Louisiana, in the heart of Cajun country. He received his bachelor's degree in industrial technology from Louisiana State University and his masters in business management from Georgia College. . . . — Map (db m102104) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Joseph R. Nevers
Colonel Joseph R. Nevers had an illustrious military career spanning 35 years. He was renowned as a fighter pilot having accumulated more than 7,700 flying hours in such aircraft as the F-86, F-100 and the F-104. In fact, his 4,885 flying hours in . . . — Map (db m102299) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Robert P. "Pancho" Pasqualicchio
Captain Robert F. Pasqualicchio was part of the initial cadre that opened Myrtle Beach Air Base in 1956 and was the first commander of the newly formed 356th Fighter squadron of the 354th Fighter Group. He enlisted in the United States Army Air . . . — Map (db m102232) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Colonel Warren R. Lewis
Colonel Lewis was born on Christmas Eve 1919, in Superior, lowa. When the war broke out in Europe, he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and then later transferred to the United States Army Air Corps. He was assigned to fly P-38 aircraft . . . — Map (db m102298) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Combat Wounded Veterans
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South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Desert Storm
For more than a decade, the 354th Tactical Fighter Squadron conducted routine A-10 training missions which included numerous deployments and exercises. That routine came to an abrupt end in August 1990, when the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing was . . . — Map (db m102066) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Empty Chair POW MIA Memorial
Let this empty chair serve as a memorial to those who served our great Nation, but have never returned to us. They are Prisoners Of War and our Missing In Action Dedicated to City of Myrtle Beach by Rolling Thunder, Inc. South . . . — Map (db m102134) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — F-100 D/F Super Sabre
The F-100 D/F was assigned to the 354th Fighter Day Wing, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, early in 1957. It continued to be flown by the Wing through many deployments around the world. The wing squadrons were sent to Vietnam with the F-100s. . . . — Map (db m102154) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II
Battlefield tank-killer, heavily armored and built around a powerful 30 mm gun and its enormous munition drum. The large unswept wing, the two turbofan engines in pods on top of the fuselage, and twin tailfins are all designed to keep the A-10 . . . — Map (db m23620) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Forgotten Warriors
“Forgotten Warriors” Honored by the Grand Strand June 28, 2008 Wolmi-Do Island   Pusan Inchon   Sudong Seoul   Chosin Reservoir Korean Conflict June 25, 1950   -   July 27, 1953 Donated By Rolling Thunder, Inc. . . . — Map (db m102133) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — General Bruce Carlson
General Bruce Carlson is a native of Hibbing, Minnesota, and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. While at the University, he completed the Air Force ROTC (Reserve Officer's Training Corps) program as a distinguished graduate. After . . . — Map (db m102192) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Grand Strand
Grand Strand The phrase “Grand Strand” is often seen or heard while vacationing in Myrtle Beach. Grand Strand refers to the virtually uninterrupted 60 mile stretch of beach between Georgetown and Little River, SC. Each of the many . . . — Map (db m100734) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Grand Strand Chapter and Unit 354
On August 7, 1782, the Badge of Military Merit was first announced to the Continental Army at the Headquarters in Newburgh, NY. Designed by Washington in the form of a purple heart, it was intended as a military order for soldiers who displayed . . . — Map (db m102190) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Hoyt L. Hendrick
Hoyt Hendrick was employed at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in 1955 as civil engineer for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, which was preparing the Myrtle Beach municipal airfield to become a major Air Force Base. In 1958, he transferred . . . — Map (db m102227) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Hurricane Hazel
Hurricane Hazel Oct. 15, 1954 On the afternoon on the 15th emerging to find their physical and economic world shattered, local residents could not have envisioned that their resolve to rebuild would set their provincial resort of small, family . . . — Map (db m100719) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Hurricane Hazel
Hurricane Hazel Oct. 15, 1954 Hurricane Hazel made landfall at 9:15am 30 miles north of Myrtle Beach. Wind gusts of 160 mph and sustained winds of 140 mph coupled with an abnormally high lunar tide resulted in an 18 foot storm surge. 80% of the . . . — Map (db m100723) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Hugo Sept. 22, 1989 Hurricane Hugo, a Category 4 Tropical Cyclone with sustained winds of 138 mph, made landfall 100 miles to the south near Charleston, SC. Hugo was so intense a storm it ravaged the coast far from its center. The Grand . . . — Map (db m100724) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Jack Walker
Jack Walker, the oldest of six children, grew up in Columbia, SC and knew he wanted to be involved in planning from an early age. He graduated from Clemson University with a degree in architecture with a goal of getting into planning while having a . . . — Map (db m102300) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Joe W. Blizzard
Joe W. Blizzard was born October 19, 1915 in Dillon, South Carolina. He was South Carolina's youngest amateur golf champion at just 16. He attended Clemson College and Furman College in South Carolina. During World War II, he served with the . . . — Map (db m102105) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Justin W. Plyler Boardwalk Park
Justin W. Plyler Boardwalk Park Dedicated during the Sun Fun Festival, June 3, 2005 Justin Whitaker Plyler was an early visionary who loved Myrtle Beach and saw what it could become. In the 1940s, he dreamed of a reasonably priced destination . . . — Map (db m100733) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Lieutenant Colonel Anthony "Tony" Shine
Lieutenant Colonel (then Captain) Anthony "Tony" Shine, a native of Pleasantville, NY, was a member of the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron when the A-7D he was piloting disappeared beneath a cloud covering over the border of North Vietnam and Laos. . . . — Map (db m102037) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Lieutenant Colonel Anthony "Tony" Shine
Lieutenant Colonel (then Captain) Anthony "Tony" Shine, a native of Pleasantville, NY, was a member of the 355th Tactical Fighter Squadron when the A-7D he was piloting disappeared beneath a cloud covering over the border of North Vietnam and Laos. . . . — Map (db m102195) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Lieutenant Colonel William H. Rutherford
Lieutenant Colonel Rutherford, a native of Montgomery, Alabama, was a Command fighter pilot in the United States Air Force and the District of Columbia National Guard for more than 30 years. He was stationed at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base four . . . — Map (db m102225) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Lieutenant General John W. Rosa, Jr.
General Rosa served at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as an A-7 and A-10 pilot in the 353rd Tactical Fighter squadron during the period of July 1975 to August 1980. He holds an undergraduate degree from The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina, and . . . — Map (db m102194) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Lieutenant William Glover Farrow
Lieutenant William Farrow, a Darlington, South Carolina, native, was a member of the famed Doolittle Tokyo Raiders. This daring raid against the capital of Japan was the first major attack on the Japanese homeland in World War II. After completing . . . — Map (db m102099) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Lt Col Colin Arnold Clarke
Lt Col Colin Arnold "Arnie" Clarke was born on August 31, 1935, in Seattle, Washington. Lt Col Clarke accumulated several hundred flying hours in United States Air Force aircraft, most notably the F-100 Super Sabre and the A-7D Corsair II. He . . . — Map (db m102067) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — LTV A-7 Corsair II
The A-7 is a straightforward, shoulder-wing aircraft with swept flight surfaces, provision for inflight refueling, and narrow-track tricycle landing gear. The A-7 is armed with a single M61A1 Vulcan 20-mm cannon, routinely carries two AIM-7L . . . — Map (db m23621) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Major General Ervin C. Sharpe, Jr.
Major General Sharpe was vice commander, then commander, of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base during the period of January 1988 to June 1991. During a portion of this time, he deployed with the Wing and A-10 aircraft . . . — Map (db m102193) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Major General Gilbert L. Meyers
General Gilbert Meyers entered military service in 1936. He completed his pilot training in 1938 and was assigned the Eighth Pursuit Group at Langley Field, Virginia. His distinguished career contained many firsts. During the early part of World . . . — Map (db m102296) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Major General James Franklin Hackler, Jr.
Born in Marion, Virginia, General James Hackler grew up in Wilmington, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1943. He was then assigned to the European . . . — Map (db m102036) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Major General Joseph J. Kruzel
General Kruzel served a the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base as Vice Commander and then Commander of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing during the period July 1961 to April 1963. He graduated from the University of Scranton in Scranton, Pennsylvania in . . . — Map (db m102233) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Marine Amphibious Assault
Marine Amphibious Assault 1864 In April of 1864 the footprints in the sand before you would have included those of Union Marines. On April 23, embarking in longboats from the USS Ethan Allen, marine raiders landed without being engaged at Cane . . . — Map (db m100721) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Mayors of Myrtle Beach
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 . . . — Map (db m102132) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Merchant Marine Monument
In Memory and to Honor All Men of The Merchant Marine Lest We Forget Donated By The John T. Schmidt Palmetto Mariners Chapter of South Carolina In Peace And War 1775 Dedicated 2016 — Map (db m102136) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Military Aircraft Nose Art
The military aircraft nose art is an American tradition dating back to WWII. Living in uncertainty and tension, wartime servicemen found value in naming their aircraft. During WWII, the practice evolved into creating an image to accompany the name. . . . — Map (db m102165) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Morris Island LighthouseFolly Beach, SC
As early as 1673, there is a record of a light burning at what was then known as Charles Towne colony. On May 30, 1767, the cornerstone for a new light was laid on a group of three small islands then referred to as Middle Bay Island. The Charles . . . — Map (db m16465) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Mr. Fred Nash
Mr. Fred Nash, at age 71, distinguished himself by heroism involving voluntary risk of life on August 18, 1958 at Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. On that date, Mr. Nash observed an Air Force T-33 aircraft crash land and burst into flames at the . . . — Map (db m102068) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Myrtle Beach Air Force Base
To commemorate the history of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and the people who were a part of it, the City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority erected a signage program to capture and display the history. . . . — Map (db m102035) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Myrtle Beach Air Force Base
To commemorate the history of the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base and the people who were a part of it, the City of Myrtle Beach and the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority erected a signage program to capture and display the history. . . . — Map (db m102162) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Myrtle Beach Air Force Base 1980 - 1990
Throughout the mid-1980s, the 353rd, 355th and 356th Tactical Fighter Squadrons deployed overseas to further refine the Wing's combat training initiatives. Deployments were conducted to Germany, England, Egypt, Korea, Hawaii, Cuba and Puerto Rico. . . . — Map (db m102149) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Historical Origin
The very beginning of a military base in Myrtle Beach can be traced to a meeting of the Myrtle Beach Town Council on October 16, 1939. At that meeting, the Council agreed to purchase 135 acres for a municipal airport, and at the next meeting, named . . . — Map (db m102109) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment
In 1994, the Governor of South Carolina eliminated the Air Base Redevelopment Commission and created the Air Force Base Redevelopment Authority to oversee the disposition of federal property that has been or will be turned over to the State or to . . . — Map (db m102302) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment
Sadly, and with much controversy, the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base was designated for closure as a result of provisions contained within the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1991 (Title XXIX of Public Law 101-510). The base . . . — Map (db m102303) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment
The Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Redevelopment Task Force hired EDAW, Inc., from Alexandria, Virginia, as the prime contractor of the reuse consultant team. EDAW Inc., created the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base Community Development Plan in January . . . — Map (db m102304) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 26 19 — Myrtle Beach Army Air Field / Myrtle Beach Air Force Base
Myrtle Beach Army Air Field. Myrtle Beach Army Air Field operated here 1940-47 and grew out of city plans to expand the municipal airport from two grass landing strips to a more permanent facility. In 1940-41 the U.S. Army Air Corps trained . . . — Map (db m23506) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 26 17 — Myrtle Beach Colored School
Marker Front: Myrtle Beach Colored School stood here from the early 1930s to 2001. The first public school for African-American students in Myrtle Beach, it was a six-room frame building similar to the schools funded in part by the Julius . . . — Map (db m23510) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 26-22 — Myrtle Beach Pavilions
A succession of four beach pavilions stood here or nearby from 1902 to 2006, all built by the Burroughs & Chapin Co. or the Myrtle Beach Farms Co. The first, built in 1902, was a simple oceanfront shelter. The second, built in 1907, was a frame . . . — Map (db m36810) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Nance Plaza
In honor of Daniel Wayne Nance and Mary Ellen Todd Nance for their significant contributions to Myrtle Beach’s early civic, business and religious growth. A master builder, Daniel Wayne Nance was responsible for many downtown buildings near . . . — Map (db m37989) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — P-51 Mustang
P-51 Mustang is the nickname for the deadliest and greatest air-to-air fighter aircraft of World War II. At the beginning of World War II, England desperately needed some fighter aircraft and sought to buy several Curtiss P-40 "Warhawk" fighters . . . — Map (db m102159) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Prisoners of War and Missing in Action
On May 17, 1974, Major Anthony Shine was honored in ceremonies at the Base Chapel. The event was the dedication of a Freedom Tree to honor not only Major Shine, but also those who were prisoners of war and those who are still missing in action. The . . . — Map (db m102042) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Reactivation of 354th Fighter Day Wing
Address by General O.P. Weyland, United States Air Force Commander, Tactical Air Command at Reactivation of 354th Fighter Day Wing Ceremony Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina December 7, 1956 Governor Timmerman, Mayor . . . — Map (db m102129) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Replacement Training Unit (RTU) 1968-1969
On April 22, 1968, the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing was replaced at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base by the 113th Tactical Fighter Wing, a former District of Columbia Air National Guard (ANG) unit which had been recalled to active duty January 26, 1968. . . . — Map (db m102130) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Salt Works
Salt Works 1861-1865 Used to tan leather, preserve food and as a dietary supplement, salt was a necessary commodity for the southern war effort. To meet demand, salt works operated all along the Confederacy’s Atlantic & Gulf coasts. Seawater . . . — Map (db m100722) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Site Of The Seaside Hotel
In Memory of Manzy Avender Gause Jan. 18, 1892   Oct. 26, 1966 Myrtle Spivey Gause Sept. 13, 1893   Nov. 22, 1970 Site Of The Seaside Hotel Manzy And Myrtie were instrumental in the dreams and creation of early Myrtle Beach's hospitality . . . — Map (db m100735) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Splinter City
In March 1942, units of the United States Army Air Corps opened formal operations at what was named the Myrtle Beach Bombing and Gunnery Training Range, which also encompassed the Beach airport. Construction began to meet the urgent needs for . . . — Map (db m102128) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — The Berlin Crisis 1961
The four fighter squadrons of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing were intimately involved in the Cold War from the time the Wing became combat ready until it was deployed to the Pacific Theater during the Vietnam War. From 1958 through 1965, the Wing . . . — Map (db m102071) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — The Cold War Era 1956 - 1958
After its re-activation at Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in 1956, the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing achieved "combat ready" status on July 1, 1958. During the next eight years, in addition to maintaining tactical fighter squadrons on rotational duty . . . — Map (db m102098) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — The Cuban Missile Crisis
By many accounts, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis was the nearest the world has come to nuclear war. In the summer of 1962, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev secretly decided to install intermediate range ballistic missiles in Cuba to counter an . . . — Map (db m102069) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — The F - 100D at MBAFB, 1956 - 1970
On 19 November 1956, after more than 10 years of inactive status, the 354 Fighter Group was reactivated at Myrtle Beach AFB. The first maintenance training aircraft was flown in on 7 December 1956 by the Fighter Day Wing Commander, Colonel Francis . . . — Map (db m23622) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — The Freedom Tree
The Freedom Tree With The Vision Of Universal Freedom For All Mankind This Tree Is Dedicated To Maj. Anthony Shine And All Prisoners Or War And Missing In Action 1974 — Map (db m102234) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — The King’s Highway
The King’s Highway 1735 By the mid 1700’s a 1,300 mile continuous road linked all thirteen colonies. Called the “King’s Highway” the thoroughfare stretched from Boston, Massachusetts to Charles Town, South Carolina. It took at least . . . — Map (db m100720) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Valor in CombatAward of the Air Force Cross
The highest award that the United States Air Force can bestow upon an individual for heroic action during combat is the Air Force Cross. A pilot from the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing, Myrtle Beach Air Force Base, earned that award for his heroic . . . — Map (db m102065) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Vietnam
From 1968-1970, the 113th Tactical Fighter Wing trained F-100 pilots for combat in Vietnam. Non-combat pilots were upgraded to F-100 fighter pilots in this RTU Replacement Training Unit. In 1968, the 355th's "Fightin' Falcons" received deployment . . . — Map (db m102074) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Wall of Service
Wall of Service Dedicated To The Men And Women Military and Civilian Who Served Honorably At the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base From 1941 - 1993 — Map (db m102108) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Warrior
This sculpture, by Doctor Richard A. Fahy, was presented to the Grand Strand PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) Group in early 2012. It was dedicated on Memorial Day, 28 May 2012. The sculpture represents the indomitable spirit of the . . . — Map (db m102164) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — 26-1 — Washington’s Southern Tour
On April 27, 1791, President George Washington spent the night nearby at the indigo plantation of Jeremiah Vereen. He wrote in his diary that he was “entertained (& very kindly) without being able to make compensation.” The next day . . . — Map (db m27332) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — William Bartram TrailTraced 1773–1777 — South Atlantic Region
In 1776, naturalist William Bartram traveled through this area, noting the “cliffs of rocks” now known as Hurl Rocks. — Map (db m852) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — Woodland Park Base Housing
On-base family housing, Woodland Park, was constructed in 1959. The houses featured modern, attractive, all-electric homes convenient to the base property, yet all-electric home situated to minimize aircraft and traffic noise. The housing area . . . — Map (db m102236) HM WM
South Carolina (Horry County), Myrtle Beach — World War II Missions Performed at Myrtle Beach Army Air Field
One of the first missions to be carried out at the base was that of coastal defense in the wake of the United States' entry into World War II. The dominant wartime mission of the base was training air crews for combat duty. Several bombing and . . . — Map (db m102123) WM
South Carolina (Horry County), North Myrtle Beach — 26-4 — Fort Randall
Located about 5 miles E. of here, this Confederate fort included a blockhouse pierced for musketry and earthworks surrounded by a ditch about 10 ft. broad and 5 ft. deep. The fort was captured Jan 1863 by U.S. Navy Lt. Wm. B. Cushing and twenty-five . . . — Map (db m849) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), North Myrtle Beach — 26-18 — Roberts Pavilion / Ocean Drive Pavilion
Roberts Pavilion 1936–1954The Roberts Pavilion, built in 1936 by William Roberts, was an early open-air oceanfront pavilion on the Grand Strand. The rhythm & blues of the post-World War II era—later called beach music—was . . . — Map (db m11257) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Socastee — Intra-Coastal WaterwayLittle River to Winyah Bay, S.C.
The last section of a continuous inside passage along the eastern coast of the United States begun December 19, 1932. Completed April 3, 1936. United States Corps of Engineers, W.G. Caples, Colonel, U.S.A. • Standard Dredging Co., Contractor; . . . — Map (db m853) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Socastee — 26-13 — Socastee
Socastee is a Native American name referred to as “Sawkastee” in a 1711 land grant to Percival Pawley. A skirmish between small forces of American and British troops occurred near Socastee Creek in 1781. By the 1870s, the Socastee . . . — Map (db m855) HM
South Carolina (Horry County), Socastee — 26-14 — Socastee Methodist Church
This church, originating with services held in a brush arbor, was formally organized by 1818. Its first sanctuary, a log building, was built here soon afterwards on land donated by Philip Elkes. The cemetery, dating from the 19th century, includes . . . — Map (db m9982) HM

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