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Party kicks off year-long celebration of Myrtle Beach's 75th birthday

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – Everyone is invited to a party Tuesday afternoon celebrating Myrtle Beach's 75th anniversary!

There will be cake, punch, music and more beginning at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Council Chamber at the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, according to city officials. The party will kick off a year-long celebration of Myrtle Beach's 75th birthday.

Here are some interesting historical facts about Myrtle Beach from city officials:

-Myrtle Beach could have been named "Edgewater," instead.  Edgewater was the second-place suggestion in that impromptu 1900 contest to give New Town an official name.  Conway was "old town," and New Town became Myrtle Beach.

- Futrell Park, off Mr. Joe White Avenue, is named for the late James Futrell, the first African-American to serve on the Myrtle Beach City Council.  Mr. Futrell served from 1982 to 1992.

- The hottest day ever recorded in Myrtle Beach was August 22, 1983, when the mercury reached 105 degrees, while the coldest day on record was January 21, 1985, with a low of four degrees. 

Read more fun facts about Myrtle Beach here.

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