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by Joyce Suliman The Town of Surfside Beach was once part of the Ark Plantation.  The Ark Plantation consisted of 3,198 acres with approximately 1.5 miles of ocean front.  We have found that the Ark Plantation home site was located on 3rd Avenue (S) and Willow Drive.  It was more defined by the old oak …

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by Melissa LaScaleia This month, we continue our exploration of the origins and history of the 354th Tactical Fighter Wing of the United States Air Force, which was stationed at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base for many years.  (See our June 2018 edition for Part I.)  The 354th underwent several name changes over the …

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A Living Local Legend of Myrtle Beach History by Melissa LaScaleia This July edition, in recognition of the service of our wonderful military personnel who protect our country, we bring you a local living legend of Myrtle Beach history—Dwight Roach.  Dwight was born on January 2, 1936 in Larned, Kansas; he is 82-years-old. “I attended …

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by Melissa LaScaleia This month, we explore the origins of the 354th Fighter Group of the United States Air Force, which was stationed at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base for many years. The roots of the 354th stretch back to the inception of the 342nd Fighter Day Wing which was implemented at the Myrtle Beach …

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by Melissa LaScaleia This month’s history section takes us back to the history of the Market Common once more as we explore the life and story of Hoyt LeGrand Hendrick. Hoyt was born in Conway, South Carolina on January 24, 1924.  He served in the U.S. Army during World War II, and received both the …

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To understand our Myrtle Beach history, of how it was birthed into being and took shape, it’s important to look at the history of what surrounds it.  Thus our history section for this month continues where we left off— with the settlement and expansion of Charleston, one-and-a-half-hours south of Myrtle Beach.  As we saw last …

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Last month’s history article explored possibilities about where the name Chicora originated, and this month, we continue where our story left off— with the Spanish and French making initial discoveries and colonizing attempts of the coastal land.  The first documented visitation to the South Carolina coast by the Spanish was in 1521.  The first documented …

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Usually our history section recounts the stories of people who were involved in the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in some capacity or another. This month, we turn the clock back further, to share who and what was in this area long before the United States existed. Like the rest of North America, the area …

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Market Common used to be home to the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base.

By Melissa LaScaleia   This month, we recount the illustrious history of the 354th Fighter Wing of the United States Air Force, which was once stationed at the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base in the current day Market Common. The history of this particular Fighter Wing dates back to the beginning of the Second World …

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By Melissa LaScaleia   This month’s history section commemorates U.S. Air Force veteran and South Carolina native, Jimmy E. Davis. There is a plague dedicated to him along Farrow Parkway, right by the intersection of Hendrick Avenue—between Hendrick and Howard. His plague is one of many that are in close proximity on this block. We …

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