Memories, Places, and People That Make Saluda NC an Enchanted Place to Be

OLD PHOTOGRAPHS

 

Billy Morris and the Century-Old Fire

The Morris Cabin in 1935

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Downtown in the early 1960s

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 Saluda School, 1950s
 
 

Saluda School Class of 1939Saluda School First Grade 1945

 
(Left) Saluda School Class of 1939
 
 
(Right) First Grade 1945

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Train Passengers Head into Downtown

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1950s- Era Drug StoreSally McMurray from Green River Cove going to Saluda to sell goods
 
 
(Left) 1950’s-Era Drug Store
 
 
 
(Right) Sally McMurray of Green River Cove Heads to Saluda to Trade Goods

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A scene from a Pediatric Seminar at the Baby Hospital

  Thompson-Pace Saluda NC

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Ward's Grill Saluda NCWard's Grill Saluda NC
 
 
Fun at Ward’s Grill:
 
At left, a “gathering of the gals” with Patricia Rhodes and Sandy and Brenda Gilbert in the front booth; Susanne Staton, Brenda Gail Johnson, and Hilda Holland in the middle booth; and Janice Anderson and Sherry Staton in the near booth.
 
At right, Roy Eargle slips behind the counter at Ward’s in 1983. 

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The train pulls into town

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Saluda NC Old Depot
 Saluda NC First Depot
 
 
Saluda’s depot was the center of activity in town from the late 1800s until the passenger trains stopped running in the 1960s. 

 

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The Ed Thompson House in 1938

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Paul Pace

Paul Pace sits in front of a reminder of one of Saluda's favorite pastimes

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Saluda NC Miniature GolfNC Apple Festival King and Queen 1938

 (Left) Apple Festival King and Queen, 1938. The NC Apple Festival was held in Saluda until World War II put most such frivolities on hold. When the festival resumed after the war, it was moved to Hendersonville. 

(Right) A game of miniature golf at the park.

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Stephenson Esso Station

 

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Howard Gap Oxen and WagonSaluda NC Seminary 1906
 
(Left) Oxen Pull a Load up Howard Gap in 1915
 
 
(Right) Saluda Seminary Students Line Up in 1906.
 
 
 

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Downtown Saluda in 1977 SnowSaluda NC Pot Shoals
 
 
These photographs from Clark Thompson chronicle two Saluda snowfalls, showing downtown in 1947 and Pot Shoals thirty years later.
 
 

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Friendly Corner Saluda