Photos of the Week
During World War II, Myrtle Beach was home to the US Army Air Field, and that military presence led to a huge Memorial Day parade on May 28, 1942. These historic aerial photos show the parade traveling along Broadway Street, Main Street, Kings Highway, Ninth Avenue North and Ocean Boulevard. Look for landmarks such as the Methodist Church, the Train Depot, the Chapin Company and the Atlantic Ocean. Tenth Avenue North is shown in the photos, but note that US 501 doesn’t even exist yet. Nor does the Myrtle Beach City Hall, which opened in 1949. By the way, the Pavilion shown in these photos burned on December 28, 1944. The one that most of us remember was built in 1948.
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