Attached is an image of a 1946 Fort Sumter Hotel receipt for a stay in Room 120. The rate for 2 persons was $8 a night! This was sent by Mackenzie Woodward who states that “my grandparents stayed [at Fort Sumter Hotel] on their honeymoon. Our family is from Spartanburg and my grandparents worked in a textile mill at the time. This trip would have been a big deal for them to take. The last name should be Corbin, not Corkin. My grandfather’s name was Guy Maxwell and my grandmother’s name was Katie Bell. My grandfather was a Marine which was probably the only reason my grandmother allowed $2.25 to be spent on pressing. If she were alive today she still wouldn’t spend that much to get something pressed.” Mackenzie Woodward also learned from her Dad and uncle that after World War II, her Grandfather was a nicely paid weaver earning $.37/hour at the time. The pressing of those pants cost that US Marine veteran 6 hours of work! A trip to the Fort Sumter Hotel was truly a luxury! See pictures below of the original receipt and the happy couple.