Eye on the Past

Grades 3-12

Hosted by Bruce Mayer, this series was produced by WRJA-TV in Sumter to provide short segments on interesting, significant historical people, places and events in our state's history. 

Segments include: History of the Revolutionary War Battle at Hobkirk's Hill, Melrose Plantation:The Home of Mattew Singleton in the High Hills of Santee, Story of the Old Sumter, Courthouse, History of the CSS Hunley Submarine, and Story of the Civil War Battle at Dingle's Mill. (From our Streamline collection)

Sumter Court House | Eye on the Past
Sumter Court House | Eye on the Past

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Story of the current Sumter Court House, built in 1906, and the history of the first Sumter Court House, built in 1802 and completed in 1806. The second Sumter Court House, designed by Robert Mills...
About Eye on the Past
About Eye on the Past

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This series was produced by WRJA-TV in Sumter to provide short segments on interesting, significant, historical people, places and events in our state's history. Segments include: History of the...
Lady on the Bridge | Eye on the Past
Lady on the Bridge | Eye on the Past

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Ghost story about the ghost of the lady who hitch-hikes rides with unsuspecting travelers on the bridge over the Wateree River in the swamps near Stateburg.
Mepkin Abbey | Eye on the Past
Mepkin Abbey | Eye on the Past

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A brief look at Mepkin Abbey in Moncks Corner, S.C., former home of Henry Laurens, a member of the Continental Congress who later became its president. Mepkin Abbey was later owned by publisher Henry...