Photos of the Week
Several of these historic photos were provided by the Walter L. Carroll family, and we thank them for thinking of the City of Myrtle Beach. Included here, in order are the following images: A 1989 aerial photo of Myrtle Beach which is notable for what it doesn’t show, including Broadway at the Beach, Coastal Grand Mall and other recent additions; a 1926 map of Myrtle Beach’s Hotel District; an 1825 map of Horry District (now known as Horry County), well before Myrtle Beach ever existed; a photo of the late Clement Crabtree, the Myrtle Beach Air Force Base recreation director for whom Crabtree Memorial Gymnasium is named; a photo of the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Crabtree Gym in 1969; an aerial photo from the early 1930s showing the discovery of the Carolina Bays, hundreds of oval, water-filled depressions which may have been created by a fragmented meteor; a 1927 magazine article about plans for the future Myrtle Beach resort destination; a photo from that magazine article showing the beach and oceanfront in 1927; and finally the historic moon-booted footprints of Apollo Astronaut Charles M. Duke, Jr., preserved in cement at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center. Duke, a native of South Carolina, was one of 12 men who walked on the moon.
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