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Sunday, January 21, 2018

The End of Endor

For nearly a century, one of the most prominent streets in Sanford was Endor Street. Doesn't ring a bell? Perhaps the Endor name is familiar to you because of the Endor Iron Furnace Greenway,...

Beginnings

As we begin a new year, it seems appropriate to set aside this Thursday for a closer look at some of the beginnings of Sanford itself.  As we've noted before, Sanford came into being...

(Way) Back To School!

We turn the page on the calendar to a new year and it's time to get back to school (except on snow days!). To get you back into the swing of things, we've decided...

Soda Signs Bubble Up All Over Sanford

With the City of Sanford's recently announced "Ghost Sign" arts program, designed to bring old-time advertising back to life, we started thinking back to the origins of advertising signs over the past century.  An...

“We Want Moore!” (Not Less)

In recent months, we've showcased Steele Street and Hawkins Avenue in our weekly throwback feature.  This time, Moore Avenue gets the spotlight.  With its downtown location and close proximity to the depot and railroad...

Holding Court

This week our Throwback Thursday feature takes a visit to some of the official government buildings in our community, starting with a look at the distinctive Lee County Courthouse.  While the location of the...

The Depot Before It Was In “Depot Park”

If you've spent time on the Welcome to Sanford homepage lately, you've probably clicked on the link and checked out the Adcock Christmas Cam, which includes a view of the downtown Depot and Sanford's...

Christmas Parades From Sanford’s Past

Our annual Sanford Christmas Parade is just a few days away, and its a yearly holiday event the entire community looks forward to.  The parade is really something we can be proud of. It's...

Downtown Department Stores Dominated Sanford

Happy Thanksgiving! As we head into the busiest traditional holiday shopping days of the year, let's take a moment to revisit several decades, when leading department stores were the shopping magnets for Sanford from...

So … What Makes Hawkins Avenue “Historic?”

In the community's formative days, its namesake, Colonel Charles Sanford told the town's founders, "I am flattered that you are naming the town after me. I hope you will consider naming the most prominent...

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