Buildup of Troops at Fort Jackson | History of SC Slide Collection

The buildup of troops at Fort Jackson, even before the attack on Pearl Harbor, was the beginning of the many changes that World War II brought to Columbia, and indeed to all of South Carolina. The headline of "The State" newspaper article that accompanied this photograph of Main Street on June 25, 1941, proclaims "Crowded Streets Tell Their Own Story."

Courtesy of Mary Taylor.