Change and growth are the words that best sum up the 20th Century in the Central Savannah River Area. The nation throughout the 1900s was confronted by increasingly rapid change and the challenges it brought. Here in the two-state region, we were lucky to have capable men and women -- on both sides of the river -- to lead us in meeting the challenges brought by wars, disasters, innovations in science, industry and medicine, and a growing entertainment and sports industry. There was also a changing culture that brought advances in race relations. There are too many to list -- or to choose the "top" names -- but we simply offer a sampling of those area giants who brought us to 2000.
-- Phil Kent and Jim Whitaker