Billy Morris and the Century-Old Fire
The Morris Cabin in 1935
Downtown in the early 1960s
Saluda School, 1950s
Saluda School Class of 1939 Saluda School First Grade 1945
(Left) 1950′s-Era Drug Store
(Right) Sally McMurray of Green River Cove
Heads to Saluda to Trade Goods
A scene from a Pediatric Seminar at the Baby Hospital
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.
The train pulls into town
Saluda’s depot was the center of activity in town from the late 1800s until the passenger trains stopped running in the 1960s.
The Ed Thompson House in 1938
Paul Pace sits in front of a reminder of one of Saluda’s favorite pastimes
(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.
Stephenson Esso Station
Oxen Pull a Load up Howard Gap in 1915
Saluda Seminary Students Line Up in 1906
These photographs from Clark Thompson chronicle two Saluda snowfalls, showing downtown in 1947 and Pot Shoals thirty years later.