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Soldiers, civilians battled an indiscriminate killer

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By Don Worthington

In the fall of 1918, Chesterfield County residents awaited the opening of the county fair.
There was great expectation for the fair. It was the sixth-annual event. Fair directors had purchased 11 acres west of Chesterfield on the road to Ruby, Mount Croghan and Pageland for the fair. They constructed a large show hall, buildings to exhibit cattle, livestock, swine and poultry, built a restroom for the women, and dug two wells, despite a scarcity of supplies because of the war.


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