Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Eight-Year-Old Dick White Catches 3-Foot Shark at Murrell's Inlet, 1926

The Polk County News, Tryon, N.C., “Published Every Week in the Mountain Paradise,” Thursday afternoon, June 17, 1926. At the top of the banner: Tryon Has a Year Round Climate Equal to the Riviera.
Rock Hill Youth Gets Three-Foot Shark on Coast
Rock Hill, S.C.—Fishermen in this vicinity will put the soft pedal on their tales of prowess when they learn of the achievement of a youthful disciple of the redoubtable Ike Walton, Dick White, 8-year-old son of Mrs. Eva Moore White of Oakland Avenue, who has added to his list of achievements the landing of a three-foot shark.
The “catch” was made at Murrell’s Inlet, where the lad with his mother and other relatives have been spending several days. On Thursday the boys went out in a small boat with an old colored fisherman as guide and chaperone. When the “bite” came it took the combined efforts of the group to haul in the surprising catch. The shark belonged to the shovel-horse breed.

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