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William "Singing Billy" Walker​​

May 23, 2020 - Posted in History
William "Singing Billy" Walker​​

"Amazing Grace: The Story of William "Singing Billy" Walker is about the Spartanburg resident, religious music composer and publisher. Walker became famous in the mid 1800's for changing the way people learned to sing traditional hymns. William Walker became famous for...

Cale Yarborough | SC Hall of Fame

April 30, 2020 - Posted in History
Cale Yarborough

Cale Yarborough was born in 1939 and grew up on a farm in Sardis, South Carolina. He entered his first NASCAR race in 1957 and won the Darlington 500 in 1968. Yarborough won the Daytona 500 four times and won the national championship (Winston Cup) three years in a row (...

Dr. Anne Austin Young | SC Hall of Fame

March 8, 2018 - Posted in History
photo of Dr. Anne Austin Young, color

Dr. Anne Austin Young was born in Cross Hill, South Carolina, and graduated from Presbyterian College as the school's first female valedictorian. She then went on to medical school, graduating with top honors, during the early 1900s when such an aspiration provided many...

Elizabeth O’Neill Verner | SC Hall of Fame

May 4, 2017 - Posted in History
Elizabeth O’Neill Verner

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner (1883–1979) was an artist, author and preservationist from Charleston, South Carolina. She was one of the leading figures in the “Charleston Renaissance” movement, which sought to protect the city’s artistic and historic reputation. The South...

Walker Gill Wylie, MD | SC Hall of Fame

April 20, 2017 - Posted in History
Walker Gill Wylie, MD

Dr. Walker Gill Wylie (1848–1923) was a surgeon and civil engineer—who developed operational procedures for the nation’s hospitals, organized the first nursing school at Bellevue Hospital, New York, and introduced hydroelectric power to the Carolinas.

John C. West | SC Hall of Fame

January 11, 2016 - Posted in History
John C. West

John Carl West, Sr. served as the 109th Governor of South Carolina from 1971 to 1975. From 1977 to 1981, he was the U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia.