National Affairs: Charleston's Birthday


Charleston's Birthday

To mayors of 5,000 U. S. cities throughout the land have gone letters from Charleston, S. C. Each letter asked each mayor to broadcast the news that Charleston was this week having a 250th birthday party, to advise all onetime Charlestonians to return to their ancient city to join the refined festivities. The U. S. Government helped Charleston celebrate by issuing a commemorative 2¢ postage stamp, by sending Secretary of War Patrick Jay Hurley and Chief of Staff Charles Pelot Summerall to stand with South Carolina's Governor...

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