Hammer time

Mike Hammer, that is. Murrells Inlet, on the South Carolina coast, is putting up signage on US 17 Business, proclaiming it the Mickey Spillane 17 Waterfront Highway.

This was Spillane’s last home: he’d flown over the Grand Strand as an Army Air Corps pilot in World War II, and vowed that he’d live there some day.

The Mickey, as it’s inevitably going to be called, runs for three miles along the coast, leaving Georgetown County at Garden City, near the projected terminus for an eventual extension (like when hell freezes over) of Interstate 74.

(Via Fishersville Mike.)



  1. Joan of Argghh! »

    15 July 2011 · 1:47 pm

    Ah, all the more reason to take another spin up that-a-way.

  2. Mike »

    15 July 2011 · 5:33 pm

    Spillane hosted a sportsfishing tournament while I was a sports writer in the area in the 1980s. I got to eat tunafish sandwiches with him at his house and outdoor bar, right off the Inlet, while he was promoting the event.

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