Friday, December 10, 2010
from 3:00 until 5:00 pm
will be signing copies of
Bishopville and Lee County
This event is FREE and open to the public
In 1821, Dr. Jacques Bishop purchased a tract of land called Singletons Crossroads; and by 1828, the village was known as Bishopville. In 1902, Lee County was established and Bishopville flourished as its seat of government and center of activity. Images of America: Bishopville and Lee County is a journey back to a time when Bishopville’s Main Street on a Saturday teemed with a crowd so thick that downtown patrons had to weave their way down the sidewalk, and cotton was a booming business not only in Bishopville but in Lynchburg, Elliott, Lucknow, and Wisacky as well.
A son of the late state senator William P. Baskin, Jr. and Margaret Pittman Baskin, Billy Baskin is a lifelong resident of Bishopville. A 1953 graduate of Bishopville High School, he finished Wofford College in 1957. In 1961 Billy graduated from the USC School of Law and practiced law in Bishopville for 36 years before his retirement in 1997. Billy served as a municipal judge in Bishopville, also for 36 years, retiring in 1999. He also served as Chief of the Bishopville Rescue Squad from 1967-2002. In 2002 he was a recipient of the Order of the Palmetto. Billy is an avid hiker and can often be found on the Foothills Trail. Billy was married to the late Betty Lowder and has two adult children.
Posted by John Reames at 12/10/2010 06:52:00 AM