Historic Saluda North Carolina Established in 1881

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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 Class of 1939                                                                Saluda School First Grade 1945

1950s- Era Drug Store

(Left) 1950′s-Era Drug Store

(Right) Sally McMurray of Green River Cove
Heads to Saluda to Trade GoodsSally McMurray from Green River Cove going to Saluda to sell goods

A scene from a Pediatric Seminar at the Baby Hospital

Thompson-Pace Saluda NC

Ward'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.Ward's Grill Saluda NC

The train pulls into town

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.

The Ed Thompson House in 1938

Paul Pace

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

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.


Stephenson Esso Station



Howard Gap Oxen and Wagon

Oxen Pull a Load up Howard Gap in 1915


Saluda Seminary Students Line Up in 1906


Downtown Saluda in 1977 Snow

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

Friendly Corner Saluda