Wednesday, July 08, 2009

It feels like the time stand still in Saluda NC

We have visited Saluda in North Carolina, again. And we have also visited the more than 100 years old General Merchandise store in the main street of this small village - you cannot miss it!

Saluda

is a city in Henderson and Polk counties in the U.S. state of North Carolina. The population was 575 at the 2000 census. Saluda is famous for sitting at the top of the Norfolk Southern Railway's Saluda Grade, the steepest standard gauge railroad line in the United States. The main street has been improved since 1995 with new restaurants and art galleries. Tourists and cyclists are common on summer and fall weekends. The town festival is named Coon Dog Day, after raccoon hunting dogs. Their fire department is the first department in Polk County that received heavy rescue achievement. They have around 10 trucks, and a good staff along with a supposedly excellent dive team. There are 8 certified members.

The Henderson County portion of Saluda is part of the Asheville Metropolitan Statistical Area.


The owner of the store is Mr. R. Pace who is working there every day. Go and have a small talk with him, he is an interesting and humorous, nice gentleman.


In the store you can find everything you need: socks, crochet-cotton, buttons....


There are also objects to see behind glass from 100 years ago when the store started out, like this items and a book keeping book


Saluda is famous for sitting at the top of the Norfolk Southern Railway's Saluda Grade, the steepest standard gauge railroad line in the United States.


Even a real railroad cap is available to buy...


...or do you prefer a pretty colorful scarf?


...or maybe a t-shirt, that tells: Be proud of to be a customer here since more than 100 years..? :)


The store offers also P.O.Boxes and it works as a little gallery beside all the useful items to buy for your gardening work


This is the office desk of Mr. R. Pace, located also in the store

I wrote last year already a post about Saluda and about this store, see it here:
http://sues-daily-photos.blogspot.com/search?q=Saluda



Hi my friends,

thank you, thank you so much for all the wonderful comments and compliments to my last post!

Yesterday I had no Internet connections again... we were sitting on a campground somewhere in the woods and missed you all...LOL... I ask my self often: what the hick I did with all my time before I was blogging.... :)

Tomorrow I'll show you some pictures of the "Smokies"... I experienced the Smoky Mountains after a light summer rain., it was just beautiful!

See you tomorrow :)
Susanne

2 comments:

Carrie Hayes said...

What a wonderful place! I would love to visit there! Great photos

The Retired One said...

I love that they displayed what was sold there a hundred years ago.
I love your pictures of this quaint store!

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