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Drop Your Troubles: A Solo Storytelling Performance with Connie Regan-Blake at Black Mountain Center for the Arts

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Join this internationally renowned storyteller, Connie Regan-Blake, as she transforms a packed theater into an intimate circle of friends with old-timey charm, wisdom, and humor. We’ll also welcome the Singer of  Stories, Donna Marie Todd, who will perform her original story, “The Amazing Zicafoose Sisters.” Connie’s last two shows at BMCA have sold…See More
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Explore the Landscapes of Story and Telling at Lenoir-Rhyne Center for Graduate Studies

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A Storytelling Offering in Asheville, NCWednesday Mornings 10am-12pmJanuary 23 – February 27, 2019 This winter Connie is excited to offer a learning opportunity to warm-up your storytelling voice and creativity!  Join her in Asheville, NC at Lenoir-Rhyne University for six story-work sessions with a weekly format that allows for skills to grow over time while encouraging a consistency in discovering, revisiting and refining your stories. During these weekly sessions participants are invited…See More
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Saving the Saluda Depot

Historian Urges Giving to Save Train Depot

from press release 

SALUDA, NC--Dr. George Jones, historian and founder of the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society spoke at the March 15, 2015 official launch of fundraising efforts to purchase the historic depot in Saluda, NC by a newly formed non-profit, Saluda Historic Depot.  The event was held to kick off a fundraiser to match a challenge pledge of $50,000 if another $50,000 is raised by March 31, 2015.

The depot sits on historic Main Street at the crest of the steepest mainline standard gauge railroad in the United States. The current depot building, built in 1903, is at least the second depot constructed in Saluda. Moved to its current location on Main Street in 1983, it originally sat further out of town. This particular structure is also a contributing structure on the National Register of Historic Places in the listing for the Saluda Main Street Historic District. 

Once the depot is purchased, the Historic Saluda Committee will spearhead efforts to open a train/historical museum and collaborate with other organizations to include a visitors center within its walls.

Dr. Jones encouraged the citizens of Saluda to participate in this fundraising effort. “I am the oldest living person born in Saluda. I’ll be 95 years old in August.  The rest of you are late comers or just arrived,” says Dr. Jones.”

He told the story about Saluda’s beginnings when Burrell Pace received a land grant and the area was named, “Pace’s Gap” before it was Saluda.   “Saluda has a great history, not a long one but a great one.  The railroad didn’t have to have a right away, they could take one. The railroad had eminent domain so they brought the railroad right through Cornelius Pace’s property. The early families that came here were the Ward’s, and the Pace’s, and the Staton’s from over in Greenville County. The Laughter’s and Thompson’s and Bradley’s came out of Rutherford, some came from SC. The Arledge‘s, and Newman's, and Holbert’s came from Fairfield County, SC as a group.  Saluda has a colorful history and you would do well to develop this museum and preserve it for people to see, read, and understand,” Dr. Jones said.

He strongly urged the citizens of Saluda to decide what it’s worth to the community and individually to preserve the Depot and Saluda’s history.  “It’s a valuable opportunity.  You have an opportunity to participate in it, you’ll never regret it, and as you develop it you will all be proud. I hope you all respond, readily,” advised Dr. Jones.

Dr. Jones was instrumental in working with Henderson County to restore the historic courthouse.  It cost $11 million to restore the Henderson County Courthouse, a beautiful building in Hendersonville that you couldn’t imagine what Main St would look like without it.  “It’s there, the county has it paid for and it’s in good shape.  Incidentally, it was voted unanimously to float the bonds of $11 million to do it. It can be done, if each one of you will do your duty, see the value of this project, step up and do it, you’ll have it solved,” he said.

You can view Dr. Jones’ presentation live at YouTube.

If you would like to climb aboard and help preserve the historic Saluda Depot for future generations, you can send donations or pledges to Saluda Historic Depot, PO Box 990, Saluda, NC 28773 or email savesaludadepot@gmail.com.  All donations are tax deductible and pledges will be invoiced within six months.

The historic depot is a modern icon of Saluda’s beginning and subsequent prosperity with the coming of the train bringing passengers up the Saluda Grade, the steepest mainline standard gauge grade in the country. Because brave men built a railroad up a steep mountain, the small mountain village of Saluda is a thriving community with a historic downtown district with prospering shops and restaurants. The town is surrounded by mountains and deep valleys in the Green River Gorge.  These natural resources have drawn outdoor adventurists to bicycle, fish, zip line, kayak and hike mountain trails.  These enthusiasts eat, stay, and shop in Saluda’s businesses.

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Dr. Jones’ live address to citizens can be viewed at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvxyWUV6YKY&feature=youtu.be

Photos of Save Saluda Depot fundraiser can be downloaded from Dropbox at this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gacel0bz3dwnohh/AAARPUYx6s1YuDOwwwcPr98Ta?dl=0

 

More information, details, and photos can be found at historicsaluda.orgFacebookTwitter, and Youtube.

 

http://www.historicsaluda.org/?page_id=3356

 

https://www.facebook.com/savesaludadepot?ref=bookmarks

 

http://www.youtube.com/user/HistoricSaludaNC

 

 https://twitter.com/SaveSaludaDepot

 

Download historic photos of Depot from Dropbox at this link:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/61dudlaa7w92qlc/AAARLZA7lQk7yNnsgKTcZZ__a?dl=0

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