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Saluda group to premiere George A. Jones film

SALUDA — The Saluda Historic Depot and the Historic Saluda Committee will host the premiere of a 40-minute film on the life of Saluda native, lingtime Baptist minister and historian Dr. George Alexander Jones on Sunday, Jan. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Saluda Historic Depot, 32 W. Main St. in Saluda.

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“Scanning History,” made by One Life, One Legacy Film Studios in Flat Rock, tells the story of life in the early days of the Jones family in Saluda and Hendersonville as well as Jones’s life and career in Western North Carolina, Beaufort, S.C., and Kentucky.
“I am the oldest living person born in Saluda,” Jones quipped. “I’ll be 95 years old in August. The rest of you are latecomers or just arrived.”
The founder of the Henderson County Genealogical and Historical Society and a leader in the effort to save the Historic Courthouse in Hendersonville, Jones urged Saluda citizens to participate in the purchase and preservation of the historic depot.
“It’s a valuable opportunity,” he said. “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.”
Included in the program will be an introduction on the making of the film with Dr. Jones and Patricia Bradley, the film’s producer. In addition, organizers will show a short outtake clip from the film “Talkin’ History in Saluda,” in which Jones and business owner and City Commissioner Leon Morgan sawp stories on a rainy day while hanging out at Saluda’s historic M.A. Pace General Store.
To learn more about One Life One Legacy Film Studios visit www.onelifeonelegacy.net. For more information about the Saluda Historic Depot, visit historicsaluda.org and click on the “Save Saluda Depot” link.