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Texas Historian Speaks at Saluda Theater

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Charlie Cantu

Charlie Cantu, Texas cartographer and historian

On Saturday, July 13,2013, Charlie Cantu, a fourth-generation Texan, gave a program on the of importance of the Alamo and its defenders in Texas history.

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Who Really Burned Columbia?

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On Thursday, March 14, 2013, at 6pm, historian Tom Elmore visited the Saluda Theater, to give a presentation on  Sherman's march through South Carolina.

Ann Forrest Watkins, of Friends of the Saluda County Library (sponsor of the event) characterized Sherman's March as "Debauchery.....drunkenness.....devastation."

She invited the public to:

"be present at the burning of Columbia, where Federal troops danced and drank whiskey as the city went up in flames. Come to know the colorful characters, the untold stories, the moment of despair, peppered with accounts of great compassion and sacrifice. See Author Elmore's 45 minute slide show..

"Elmore's fifteen years of research go deep, unearthing previously unpublished first-person accounts, giving you a front row seat to the Carnival of Destruction."

 

The Saluda Theater

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On The National Registry of Historical Places

Saluda County Theater

The Saluda Theater
107 Law Range • Saluda, SC

As dusk falls on Main Street, the Saluda Theater glows like a jewel in the night beckoning the community to come together for entertainment and enlightenment. Once again it is a focal point in Saluda County as it was from the day it opened in 1936 with a Loretta Young movie until that day in 1981 when the last reel wound to a stop and the screen went dark.

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75th Anniversary of the Saluda Theater

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On Saturday morning, July 30, at 11 am, a professional storyteller, Jessica Willis, presented a program at the Saluda Theater commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the Saluda Theater.

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Voices From Old Mount Willing

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Fifteen Saluda County actors and actresses presented the historical drama Voices from Old Mount Willing on Saturday afternoon, June 16, at three o’clock in the Saluda Theater. The Mount Willing area, when first settled, was a part of the Royal Colony. Then in 1776 it became a part of Old Ninety-Six District, in 1785 of Edgefield District/County, and finally in 1895, a part of Saluda County.

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Original Drama Based on the Mount Willing Book

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Saluda Theater

On Saturday, June 16, the Saluda Players presented an hour-long drama, based on the three-volume book Where Our Paths Crossed: The Old Edgefield District Settlement of Mount Willing by Bela Herlong, Carol Bryan, and Charles Andrews, at the Saluda Theater. A number of local actors and actresses portrayed long-ago Mount Willing citizens, in the story of this once-prominent community. After the presentation, everyone was invited to a drop-in at the American Legion Building, for punch and cookies, and a closer look at the three-volume book and the supplementary fourth volume, which contains Mount Willing land transactions.

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Taste It 2011

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Annual “Taste-It” Celebrates Fall Harvest

The Saluda County Historical Society celebrated our bounteous harvest with the annual fall “Taste It” on Tuesday night, October 25, at 7 pm. For the last twenty-five years, the Saluda County Historical Society has celebrated the end of summer and harvest time with a program in which members and guests share with others items they have grown or prepared. I am bringing sugar-coated Monetta-grown pecans, but where the sugar came from I don’t know!!

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