Hearing Horry History is a series of oral histories recorded by Dr. Carl E. Compton, former minister of the First Baptist Church of Myrtle Beach, S.C. Dr. Compton's interviews unearth a wide range of community memories. These oral histories reveal what life was like in Horry County, S.C. in the early to mid 20th century, primarily in and around Myrtle Beach.
Shirley Walker Boone
Shirley Walker Boone is interviewed by Dr. Carl E. Compton. Mrs. Boone discusses the early days of Chapin Memorial Library in Myrtle Beach, S.C. from 1954 through 1990.
Billy Roberts is interviewed by Dr. Carl E. Compton. Mr Roberts, a life-long resident of Myrtle Beach, talks about growing up in the small beach-town and about the early businesses that were located there.
Dick Johnson is interviewed by Dr. Carl E. Compton. Mr. Johnson, born in 1930 and a former mayor of Surfside Beach, recalls his life experiences growing up on Dick Pond Road near Socastee and talks about the the surrounding communities at that time.
Andrew Jackson Stanley
Andrew Jackson Stanley is interviewed by Dr. Carl E. Compton. Mr. Stanley is in his 90s and is from the Wampee community of Horry County, SC. He tells about living in Horry County in the early 1900s and his experiences in those years.
Reatha Bell is interviewed by Dr. Carl E. Compton. Mrs. Bell, at the age of 97, speaks about growing up in the Daisy section of Horry County and married life in nearby Wampee. She recalls her days as a school teacher, church socials, the bombing range and trips to the strand.
George Heyward Goldfinch Sr.
George Heyward Goldfinch, Sr. is interviewed by Dr. Carl E. Compton. Mr. Goldfinch, born in 1919, talks about life in Conway in the early 1900s and about his family's early funeral home business.
James C. Steelman
Video clips of opening and closing segments which were originally included at the beginning and end of each video in the Hearing Horry History series. Included is an original theme song composed and performed by James C. Steelman.