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How Chester Worked: Downtown Merchants

As told by Stories YES
Chester, South Carolina

Story Narrative:

When the mills were prosperous, downtown Chester, S.C. was alive with activity. Laura Oliphant, who grew up in Chester, recalls some of the merchants and shops that she and her parents frequented.
George Caldwell worked in the Efird's Department store, a department store chain which was later bought out by Belk's. Alex Oliphant worked in his parents' cotton warehouses and he also remembers a lively downtown.

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