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W427.2-1 - Faculty/Staff: Johnson, David Bancroft
In 1891, the South Carolina General Assembly establishes the South Carolina Industrial and Winthrop Normal College and began considering offers from South Carolina towns competing to be the College’s permanent site. Rock Hill, SC would win the bid and Winthrop would move from Columbia, SC to Rock Hill for the 1895-1896 academic year.
This image of Winthrop Founder and First President David Bancroft Johnson, Mary Yeargin, and Hannah Hemphill in 1891. They would form the committee that was to determine Winthrop's future home.
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