Thursday, June 17, 2021

Outposts Out Of The Past

From it’s early days of dramatic population growth in the 1870s, the geographic area where Sanford (and Jonesboro prior to annexation) is located, has been the dominant focal point of the area that eventually...

Train Tracking

Last week, our Throwback column spent some time revisiting Sanford’s origins as a “train town,” and made mention of the many rail lines, companies and residents who played a role in our community’s growth...

Locomotion Commotions

Over the past few years, our Throwback column has featured several articles that detail Sanford’s origins as a “train town.” The beginnings of Sanford can be traced to the early 1870s, when a new...

Stages For The Ages

Did you know that Sanford has recently ushered in it’s second century of theatrical entertainment? It’s a fact that our area has enjoyed a strong reputation for its vibrant arts and entertainment offerings for...

Endor Endures

For nearly a century, one of the most prominent roads 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, or...

Sanford’s Starting Blocks

New years are all about new beginnings. As we begin another new year in earnest, our Throwback Thursday column takes a closer look at some notable buildings that were prominent in Sanford’s newest days....

Government Buildings Open For Business

As we bring another year to a close, this week's Throwback Thursday column features some area government buildings of the past and present, engaged in every day activities. Our tour begins with a look...

Soft Drinks On Hard Walls

As we toast the holiday season, we also make note of one advertising constant, that has been a Sanford presence for over a century. A casual cruise through present-day downtown reveals ghost signs promoting...

Talkin’ Hawkins

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...

Depot’s “De Place!”

Even in times of pandemics, Depot Park in downtown Sanford is a community focal point. This time of year usually includes tree & train lighting festivities and plenty of activities. Although social distancing has...

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