Month: April 2019

Major Hall, Olympia Mills

MAJOR JAMES HALLPersonal Anecdotes by Sherry Jaco When my grandfather, Major James Hall, was a child of about seven years, his family left their home in Chesterfield County, SC—about the year 1900. His family with six children packed all their belongings into a horse-drawn wagon and left their small share-cropping farm in search of a …

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History of Jaco\’s Corner

HISTORY OF JACO’S CORNER August 2017 The intersection of Bluff Road and Rosewood Drive in Columbia has been known as Jaco’s Corner for over a century. The Jaco Family owned and continuously operated a business called Jaco’s Corner there on that corner. This intersection needs to be named officially by the City of Columbia because …

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Corkball in Olympia Village

Corkball “You take a regular size cork like you would have in a wine bottle and wrap it in masking tape.  That is how you make a cork ball.”  Jake Jaco pulls from his pocket one of the cork balls used in a tournament he put on in 1993 at his family’s bar, Jaco’s Corner.  …

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Emily Dick

Against a backdrop of war and political strife, Emily Dick taught Sunday School to the children of the mill villages in Columbia, SC.  Her calling was not the political picket lines in front of the White House, or the smoke and cinder of the battlefields, or even as a Red Cross nurse.  Her passion was …

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