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A Local Icon Passes

On August 20, 2013, Saluda lost one of its beloved icons, Horace Pace. We are saddened by his passing. Members of the Historic Saluda Oral History Committee sat down with Horace in April of 2012 for a delightful interview. The full interview, in 6 parts, has now been uploaded to YouTube.
You can find all six parts here:
Part One, Part Two, Part Three, Part Four, Part Five, Part Six.
Horace, one of twenty-nine children, shared with us his hardships and delights growing up in Saluda. Horace was an avid hunter and loved spending time hiking and fishing along the Green River. He shared many interesting stories with us including tales about the “devil’s footprint” and the “narrows” found along his favorite river. Horace will be greatly missed!

”La Faye Russell Chandler”

La Faye Russell Chandler, who goes by Faye, tells the Historic Saluda Committee about growing up in Saluda. Her two big brothers would often get stuck babysitting her and that got in the way of their fun, especially when they wanted to go coon hunting. Listen to Faye describe how her brothers solved the babysitting dilemma, which collided with bootlegging one night long ago.

The full-length DVD is available from many downtown Saluda merchants, or you can purchase it here.

”Horace Pace”

Horace Pace of Saluda tells members of the Historic Saluda Oral History Committee how to cook a possum.

The full-length DVD is available from many downtown Saluda merchants, or you can purchase it here.

”HOME, HEARTH, & HISTORY: STORIES OF OLD SALUDA” DVD

A one-hour-plus DVD featuring the reminisces of ten of Saluda’s elders with over one hundred vintage photographs, many from the interviewees’ private collections. Interviews are woven together to tell the story of Saluda’s history, memorable people, and everyday life in “the good old days”. Seven bonus features are also included. Here is the opening sequence:

The full-length DVD is available from many downtown Saluda merchants, or you can purchase it here.

The Historic Saluda Committee (HSC) meets the second Friday of each month at 2:00 p.m. at the Saluda Public Library in the upstairs meeting room. The public is invited to attend.

Now Available: Audio Documentary “Saluda: Voices from the First 100 Years”

Available from many downtown Saluda merchants. _______________________________________________________________